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Hugh Cole School

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Posted January 26, 2014

The school unfortunately just doesn't have an appropriate program for children with LD issues. The SLP services are not integrated into the classroom and the sizing of least restrictive classes / mixed classes are far too large. Compounding this is the administrations dismissive attitudes toward finding better ways to teach or improve services for LD kids. They generalize services and complain at IEP meetings that they are 'only a public school' . However, in most cases placement at this school does not meet FAPE standards for LD kids and the district has done little to enable children or parents to improve access to basic education and needed therapy services. instead aids are put in classes for children with severe behavioral issues. I view this as firefighting while the issues for LD kids continue to exponentially grow throughout their entire academic career. Parents are faced with the choice of accepting inappropriate services or paying for a private placement or worse a settlement for FAPE. Basic improvements in teaching how LD kids learn as well as social, speech and sensory therapies are urgently needed in order to improve this school and district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2012

My son went to this school for 1st grade and he really enjoyed his teacher. The school counselor was great when they were made aware that his father was joining the service and he was gone for 6 months out of the school year. They were really helpful when he was having a hard day. Also, the school always had some sort of community charity going on. Very happy with this school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

Hugh Cole is a great school... Healthy yet tasty lunch food... Great teachers... A Friendly environment...


Posted September 15, 2009

My grandson goes there and its the best school in the USA !!!!!


Posted June 15, 2009

My child isa first grade student in ms. Velleca's class. He loves going to school everyday. Last year my husband died suddenly, and all the parents an staff, worked out meals, schedules, of when te meals would be delivered. I greatly appreciat what very one has done for my family during this crisis that was so unexpected. I don't know what i would've don without the help of everyone. I was blessed, with all of their help. Thank you to everyone who helped out, you all were amazing to our family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

We have recently moved to this school & so far so good. The kids seem to be very happy & are adjusting well. I am just getting to know all the teachers & staff, they are all very welcoming. We look forward to creating some great memories in the years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students69%
Female66%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged students58%
Not economically disadvantaged students77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant69%

Reading

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged students58%
Not economically disadvantaged students79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students71%
Female82%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged students65%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female76%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged students72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged students76%
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant79%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students79%
Not economically disadvantaged students79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant79%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female76%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged students61%
Not economically disadvantaged students67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant64%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 64%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Black 2% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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