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Westerly Middle School

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Posted August 31, 2012

The updates to the school are great. The teachers are really friendly and seemed to be involved with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I have twins that r in the 5th grade this yr, and love it there. they needed the change. this state of the art school is beautiful and absolutely safe. i feel secure when my boys go to school daily now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I have one child who is now in 8th grade at this middle school. The education she has received so far has overall been fair. The quality of the teachers is typical, some are wonderful, others make you wonder what they're doing teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 62% in 2014.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
59%

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

The state average for Math was 62% in 2014.

229 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

228 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%
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 59% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students68%
Female63%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged students47%
Not economically disadvantaged students79%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged students67%
Not economically disadvantaged students88%
Title I74%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female70%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged students43%
Not economically disadvantaged students72%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant62%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanic or Latino62%
Multiracial50%
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged students49%
Not economically disadvantaged students85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic or Latino65%
Multiracial80%
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged students67%
Not economically disadvantaged students89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)63%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%
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 Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
Multiracial36%
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged students42%
Not economically disadvantaged students74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students76%
Female84%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
Multiracial64%
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged students58%
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant76%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged students43%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%

Reading

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged students73%
Not economically disadvantaged students92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged students46%
Not economically disadvantaged students79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%
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 83% 64%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 37%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10 Sandy Hill Rd
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: (401) 348-2750

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