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455b Switch Rd
Wood River Junction, RI 02894

(401) 364-0651
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May 08, 2015
I have graduated from Chariho in 2014 and just have finished my first year of college. I must say chariho high school did not prepare me one bit for what to expect in college. Very dissapointed on how they prepare their students for further schooling.

- submitted by a community member

April 16, 2014
My Son is in 6th grade and he loves it. The teachers are great, and the administrative staff is tops in our book. It is a great school for anyone's kids to go too.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2014
This school has some very good teachers however,the leadership is a poor excuse for one. The faculty are limited due to poor leadership. There is a cold institutional like feel to this school in which one feels like the school is run more like a prison than a nurturing learning environment. The principal is a politician at best. He says what you want to hear yet falls short every time in his delivery. He has been know to yell at small children and treat 10 year olds as if they are young adolescents. To think that housing 5th through 8th grade together is going to work is beyond me. They put these iron clad rules together regarding drop off and pick up of our children yet the minute the students are dismissed it is a free for all, fend for yourself environment where children can be left alone after school with no one to look after them. It is a true CYA administration with no sense of real caring for the kids. As a very high tax payer and involved parent, this school is a true disappointment. If the principal were replaced there would be some hope.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2013
I have been very pleased with Chariho Middle School. Her 5Wh team is excellent. She is in Title I and has improved greatly and is now at a 5th grade independent reading level. When she entered 5th grade she was at a 4th. I was worried about 5th grade being in a middle school but they are kept separate for the most from the 7th-8th and the bus ride with the high schoolers has been great. A great experience and am sad to be moving out of state.

- submitted by a parent
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October 29, 2009
While the Chariho schools are performing well academically the district is severely lacking in the area of special education and supports. If your student requires an IEP or has a 504 plan then consider Kingston Hill, Compass or other private school. there you will find a more nurturing environment where models of appropriate accepting behavior will be reflected in the staff and students.

- submitted by a community member

September 09, 2009
My son is a seventh grader at CMS. He attended HV and hated to leave it. Once he started at CMS my wife and I saw how quickly he grew. We found the teachers to be caring and knowledgeable. He was able to join band which wasn t available at HV. He idolized his music teachers. One of the music teachers started tutoring him for free during fifth grade and continues to do it even during the summer. He only asked for gas money during the summer. Last year the music teachers offered to tutor any child after school for free. Where do you get that? My son finds the curriculum challenging but not overwhelming. He has been lucky, I guess, since he has always had excellent teachers at HV and at CMS. He is currently on the Orange team.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2009
Had a child in Chariho now in local Catholic school. Night and day difference for all subjects. If you're moving to one of the Chariho communities, you should make sure you can also afford private school.

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January 24, 2009
All the complaints about the math curriculum are true. The elementary school principal was horrible, and now our 10 year old has to ride the bus with high school kids. Do you know how many times I have been asked about things I think he is too young to be asking? There have been good teachers (occationally) but they too talk about how badly the school is run. I feel so helpless. I wish we could afford to go elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2007
excellent learning eviorment and 7 silver was the best team to ever be at chario middle

- submitted by a student

June 22, 2007
As a nanny of three girls, one of the three girls attending Chariho, while the two older girls attend local Country Day Schools: From my expierence, Chariho is either a hit or a tremendous miss for your child. There are really very,very few programs offered to help highly capable students, however whole sections of hallways are devoted to helping the children who can't seem to learn the tetious circulum. [The child I nanny for] will be transferring to Rocky Hill this September because of this reason. The guidance department has been extremely helpful however. If you have the money, private schools seem to be the answer in this district for many. Also, the principal is rarely around.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2007
I have three children...one each in High School, Middle School and Elementary School. The Chariho system currently uses TERC/Investigations math curriculum. This curriculum forgoes math skills and teaches math concepts. Children in Chariho are not prepared for higher level math where math skills are needed to advance. Change is in the air, but I would strongly advise any parent with elementary or middle school children thinking of moving here to make sure TERC/Investigation curriculum in gone. Chariho's per pupil spending is among the highest in the country. Unfortunately, are test scores do not justify our spending. Parents are routinely ignored and if I could afford it, I would send my children to private school.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2007
This school is o.k. My child is in 8th grade, and I do have ot say I love most of the teachers on his team. He is on 8 orange. However the math curriculum is horrible. So many kids don't understand itand so many stay after for help but don't recieve it because she doesn't have enough hands.. It's very frustrating. They also don't have enough intramural sports. If your kids don't make the school team they have no chance to play any sports. They offer a few enrichment programs but boring to kids

- submitted by a parent
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Chariho Regional Middle School
455b Switch Rd, Wood River Junction, RI  02894
(401) 364-0651
Last modified Chariho Regional Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chariho Regional Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top