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Aldrich Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 511 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 19, 2013

Aldrich Junior High The teachers go far and beyond with their students. My son missed a lot of school this year, due to a serious illness. All the teachers (the lobster team) were exceptional. They kept in communication with me, advising what homework is due, what he needs to make up, compling packets for him to work from the hospital and kept me posted if his grade was falling. This is his last year I only wish I could take his teacher to Pilgrim! It's an old school but the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

After having given Warwick's Wyman Elementary a very positive rating, I'm sorry to report that this school disappoints. Having concluded one year at the school, our distinct impression is that the "honors" track is not sufficiently challenging. We'd characterize three out of seven academic instructors that we experienced as weak and/or lazy, one of whom perhaps being unfit to teach. Communication with some teachers was difficult, as e-mail messages went unanswered. Found French and math teachers particularly lacking. It pains me to conclude that this school is is a poor advertisement for public education in Warwick.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

Aldrich is an amazing school with great learning opportunities and great extracurricular activities. These activities include: Full Band Rehearsal which is manditory for every student who decides to play a musical instrument through Aldrich's music program, Jazz Band which is a great opportunity for excelling young musicians to learn new and different styles of music not limited to Jazz, Chorus Rehearsal which is similar to the Full Band Rehearsal, Select Chorus which is similar to Jazz Band, Math Club where students can learn more about the mechanics of mathematics and enjoy a comfortable environment for getting extra help and going above and beyond, Student Council where students work together to help teachers plan events for the school and come up with other helpful ideas for following years, and many other great activities. Teachers stay after to help students all the time atleast one day each week. A very good school overall.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2006

i went to this school for a year in the 7th grade and im class of 2009. when i went there i thought it was on of the best schools i have been to. i now live in las vegas nevada and i just realize how poor everything was. out here there are way more extracurricular activities and you get alot more help. they need new schools... more money... and they need new things. here in middle school it is required that all students in 6th grade to take computers, and in 7th to take spanish.... because i never got to take that i have to use my electives in high school to take them or else i don't graduate. i am very greatful that i go to school in las vegas now because things have gotten easyer for me... i have disabilitys and i get the help i need. need good education? come here!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 16, 2006

My son is in 7th at Aldrich and I am very happy with the school. I am on a first name basis with 2 of his teachers who let me know whenever he misses assignments and they bend over backwards to help him succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

This school is not what it use to be, students are passed even in they did not earn their grade. Also there is very poor communication between parents and teachers. My child has not handed in their report card signed by me all year and there have been no attempts to contact me AT ALL. When I contacted the school about this it is the responsibility of the teachers and guidence counceler to contact an adult when a deficenciy or report card stub is not turned in. I tried to pull these stunts at this school when I went there and received detension. It appears since the teachers are not under contract but still working, they don't care about edjucating or helping the parent that wants to help their child get what they deserve from our tax dollars. Students will love it here, do as you wish and pass.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

Aldrich is a good school.Most teachers there really care.I am a student and Ms.Scavllo,Ms.Appolnio,Mr.Politelli,and Mr.Buchanan are the best teachers ! I couldnt ask for a better team this year they really care and make learning fun !
—Submitted by a student


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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 59% in 2014.

256 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

257 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%
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 58% in 2014.

255 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

255 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

255 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%
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 Students58%
Female59%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
Multiracial75%
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged students44%
Not economically disadvantaged students65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
Multiracial83%
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged students58%
Not economically disadvantaged students83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
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 Students52%
Female51%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged students39%
Not economically disadvantaged students57%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students81%
Female88%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged students71%
Not economically disadvantaged students85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Writing

All Students64%
Female80%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged students66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 64%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Black 3% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 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 29%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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789 Post Rd
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: (401) 734-3500

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