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Chariho Regional Middle School

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Posted yesterday

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


Posted January 6, 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


Posted May 6, 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


Posted 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.


Posted September 9, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted August 25, 2007

excellent learning eviorment and 7 silver was the best team to ever be at chario middle
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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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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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

244 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

231 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

295 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

294 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%
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 Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged students70%
Not economically disadvantaged students85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities84%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged students66%
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female80%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged students45%
Not economically disadvantaged students74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged students73%
Not economically disadvantaged students88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged students87%
Not economically disadvantaged students90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
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 Students77%
Female73%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged students63%
Not economically disadvantaged students81%
Title I26%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged students85%
Not economically disadvantaged students92%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
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 Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Native60%
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged students69%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Native100%
White (non-Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged students91%
Not economically disadvantaged students93%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%

Writing

All Students80%
Female94%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Native60%
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students71%
Not economically disadvantaged students84%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
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 91% 65%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 21%
Asian 1% 3%
Black 1% 8%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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