Ratings

GreatSchools Rating

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

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Facts (and fiction) about school test scores

They're never the whole story, but test scores do offer important information about a school. If you know how to dig deeper.


Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)


Showing results for all students

Math

Reading

Math

Reading

Science

About the test

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


Climate

Schools that are well organized, safe, and supportive are much more likely to be successful.

Instruction

  Students agree State average
Teachers explain things different ways 79% 63%
Teachers give good instructions 90% 73%
Teachers inspire students to do their best 90% 76%

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  • SurveyWorks is the Rhode Island Deparment of Education's new opinions and perceptions survey and is administered annually to all students in grades 4 through 12. SurveyWorks is age appropriate for each level and covers roughly the same areas of questioning at all levels.
Source: See notes

Safety

  Students agree State average
Students feel safe walking outside of school 85% 82%
Students bullied by teasing at school 33% 37%

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  • SurveyWorks is the Rhode Island Deparment of Education's new opinions and perceptions survey and is administered annually to all students in grades 4 through 12. SurveyWorks is age appropriate for each level and covers roughly the same areas of questioning at all levels.
Source: See notes

Environment

  Students agree State average
Enough school computers 60% 71%
Students think outside of school looks nice 89% 77%
Students think inside of school looks nice 94% 72%

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  • SurveyWorks is the Rhode Island Deparment of Education's new opinions and perceptions survey and is administered annually to all students in grades 4 through 12. SurveyWorks is age appropriate for each level and covers roughly the same areas of questioning at all levels.
Source: See notes

Survey participation

  This school State average
Students 100% 87%

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  • SurveyWorks is the Rhode Island Deparment of Education's new opinions and perceptions survey and is administered annually to all students in grades 4 through 12. SurveyWorks is age appropriate for each level and covers roughly the same areas of questioning at all levels.
Source: See notes

Sources

Instruction RI Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
  RI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Safety RI Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Environment RI Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
  RI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Survey participation RI Dept. of Education, 2013-2014