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Cedar Hill School

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Posted July 9, 2013

My daughter was not particularly challenged at this school. As my daughter would describe a typical day, both my husband and I were disappointed in the amount of actual teaching/learning that occurs during the day. Also, although not unique to this school, science scores are low and reflect the fact that science is only taught once a week. I would like to see teachers more inclined to go above and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

I do not agree with the previous comment about "The school follows all the regulartions and programs Warwick sets...". Does city regulations state that No Child Left Behind and No Child Can Get Ahead?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

This school follows all the regulations and programs Warwick sets up for them. Many of these reviews reflects the city's programs and not the individual school. Before school and after school programs are set up by the city not the school. The teachers follow the curriculum set up by the city and therapeutic classrooms are part of the special education program which again is set up by the city's school administration. I feel the teachers and parents in this school do a great job with the students. The NECAP test scores show how the teachers keep the students on a proficient or highly proficient academic level. I have been proud to be part of this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

My son was also consider a higher grade level upon transerferring to Cedar Hill and I was beyond surprised about his acedemic reports. At home he deomstrated even quicker then my ability in math on the spot. Reading was also great. I requested numerous confrences with his teacher who often told me he was distrubitive in class however never made the time to meet with me even tough I volunteered in the class room on a weekly basis. Theres no before school program and even the breakfest drop off the students have no supervision until 8:35am with class statrting at 8:40 thats no time for a child to get a good breakfest. The early dissmissal for walkers is also a burden with the parking only fitting a few cars not to mention they tell the parents to be there at 2:35 bc they childen will be out by 2:40 which never happens and is a half hour of wasted time specailly on a working parent. The 2:50 time is more adequate and its obvious with the no before school program and early dissismal that the children are not getting the most attention through out the day. this year they did start an afternoon sports program which is great just needs more of it and other programs after school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

I agree with the previous comment about differential education. My daughter went through the similar situation in Cedar Hill. The previous principal always loved to tell all parents that his school was the best in RI, the best in New England, the best ... Parents including us moved from outside RI challenged him several times in the PTG meetings. If we compared the public elementary school my daughter attended prior Cedar Hill with Cedar Hill, it is like comparing Barrington, East Greenwich with Central Falls in RI. The principals and teachers need to go outside the tiny state of RI. They need to take a look at the world and realize that Central Falls represents RI. The community needs to take a look at the outside world and realize that how bad the education in RI is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

We are really disappointed with the school. We looked in this site and decided to move in Cedar Hill school area, because it rated 9. The principal doesn't work much. We don't feel that our daughter learning something in the school. She was selected in top %1 as a nationwide test and won many awards. At home I teach her above grade works because she can do them easily. However, at school they stuck with work that my daughter did when she was in preK- Kindergarten. I tried to talk with teacher that can she give her more challenging stuff. This week I was very surprised when my daughter brought her progress report. Some of her grades especially Math was just OK. At home she does excellent job in Math that even some American High schooler can't do. I think the teacher doesn't know enough about their students. She doesn't care much what is she doing.I talked some of the parents and they also feel that the teacher doesn't do her job. My daughter was an above grader in her former school (it was an excellent and challenging school). I'm not saying this because of my daughter but I also saw her classmates work and they still don't know how to spell simple words.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2010

Excellent teachers (innovative ideas, adaptability to each student's learning style). Excellent implementation of IEPs. Friendly and organized secretary. Student and parent commitment to charitable organizations is notable. All purpose room and parking lot could be roomier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

It's an overall good expierience but it could have been better. There are no after school programs and the gym program is not very good either. The principal change may or may not be good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2009

I have 3 daughters in this school, and I am quite pleased. Secretary does a fabulous job in the office, and she always makes parents feel welcome! Bus behavior needs drastic improvement. There has been strong sexual conversation on the bus that has mostly been ignored. Overall- great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

I agree with the previous review, the principal thinks that the school is the best, and is under the impression that the school results are cause of his efforts . The truth is the parents are well educated and do a lot of schooling at home. I am glad that the principal is leaving hope to have a principal who is more academic oriented.There aren t many after school activities compared to the other elementary schools in the area. Its a surprise that this so called good school doesn t focus and look what the other schools are trying to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

Great School. Great enviornment. A elementary school that reminds me of the school I went to 30 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2007

This is one of the best 'Public' schools in Rhode Island. It is also very traditional in it's school culture & climate. Most parents here are well educated and involved - which is why this school and it's students benefit. My children attend this school and I couldn't be happier with it, especially compared to most of the other schools in different neighborhoods. The Principal and teachers of any school are only tools to provide an education. The REAL education of children, comes from the home and support system - ie. Good Parenting. Get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2005

The principal always thinks this is the best school. He is not willing to listen what happens outside his school. This is a school for average kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

Most of the teachers here are on top of things. The 'no child left behind' actually gets me concerned but keeping in touch with the teachers and establishing a relationship with them helps. Keeping tabs with the teachers is key. The teachers here are great. The parent network is also fabulous and very involved within the school. The principal is also very involved and has fun with the students. I never met anyone who can quiet hundreds of kids in a room like this man! They just started a small after school program and my daughter loves it! I just wish more frequent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2003

I would like to see a more positive approach for children with behavioral problems, example would be a therapeutic program like the Park school offers.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
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 62% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%
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%
Female71%
Male47%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged students27%
Not economically disadvantaged students66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

Reading

All Students84%
Female95%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged students67%
Not economically disadvantaged students89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged students67%
Not economically disadvantaged students77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged students66%
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%
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 Students78%
Female83%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female88%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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

Math

All Students81%
Female71%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged students60%
Not economically disadvantaged students85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female85%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged students70%
Not economically disadvantaged students92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Black 3% 8%
Hispanic 2% 22%
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 17%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Warwick, RI 02886
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