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Citizens Memorial School

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Posted September 23, 2013

The school has planned a year of events and workshops for the parents which mean they care for the students and parents. Money is always an issue in schools but teachers always do their best. They also have a great after school program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

Appears to be issues with teacher turnover and financial drain at this school. Also notice the students are suspended quite frequently.


Posted February 20, 2013

The teachers in this school go above and beyond their duties putting the children first. As a parent I feel very comfortable with the principle and teachers. We all work together to give our children the best education possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

This is a school that truely cares about the students. Students are viewed as individuals and are held to the highest expectations. Teachers take the time to communicate with parents and many attend evening events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

Citizens' Memorial is now Moderately Performing and Commended for the second year in a row. The expectations are clear and the goals are high! Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 15, 2007

I don't find my childs teacher very communicative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

I think that Citizens' is the best school in the whole city. In the last two years they have only had 2 principals, Mrs.Rollins, and Mrs. Ferranti. Even though the school has failed to meet the state or city standards, I believe that it is still a good school. Also, The Crusades program is located at this school and it is an excellent program. If I were you I would send your child here. Also, Mrs.Ferranti is taking a year off for personal reasons so she will not be with the school next year but I am sure that whoever is there will be one of the greatest principals in the city, Garanteed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2005

In two years this school has had three principal's all having different agenda's for the teachers as well as the students. The academic programs are unsuccesful, last year Citizen's didn't meet the state standards and so far I haven't seen much improvement. Due to this stastic they have lost their funding and simply don't have the money for extracurricular activities such as sports. There are two low-income projects nearby, and these families make up most of the school's population. Therefore they are either too busy working, home tending to younger children, or unaware as to how importatant their participation is. I don't know if their is hope for this school, I would hate to think not, but it's so hard when you see so many others just giving up.
—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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
14%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students40%
Female43%
Male37%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
White (non-Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged students38%
Not economically disadvantaged students63%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant40%

Reading

All Students48%
Female55%
Male42%
Black or African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
White (non-Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged students46%
Not economically disadvantaged students70%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant48%
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 Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
White (non-Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged students47%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I51%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant51%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female66%
Male56%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
White (non-Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged students59%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I60%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant60%
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 Students39%
Female36%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged students39%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I39%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant39%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female43%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged students49%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I50%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant50%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students27%
Female34%
Male19%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged students24%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I27%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant27%
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
Hispanic 43% 22%
White 38% 64%
Black 9% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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