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NEW: Three RI Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Awards

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

 

The U.S. Department of Education has named three Rhode Island schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015.

Archie R. Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, Francis J. Varieur Elementary School in Pawtucket, and Nayatt School in Barrington received the honor, which is based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps.

“The Blue Ribbon is the highest honor the U.S. Department of Education awards to schools, and the award of Blue Ribbons to three Rhode Island schools shows that our best schools rank among the best in the nation,” said Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo on Tuesday. “I know that our teachers across the state are working hard to ensure that our schools provide all Rhode Island students with knowledge and skills they will need for success in school and in challenging careers. Congratulations to the students, families, and educators in our newest Blue Ribbon Schools!”

National Recognition

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. The award plaque affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. 

All Blue Ribbon schools are recognized in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores, and graduation rates:

·       Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest-performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Student subgroup performance and high-school graduation rates are also at the highest levels.

·       Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest-performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years. Student subgroup performance and high-school graduation rates for each subgroup are at high levels.

 

Related Slideshow: 30 Commended RI Schools

Commended Schools have the highest index scores in the state and no achievement gaps; they are recognized because of either high performance or significant progress.

School performance is measured by Proficiency, Distinction, Participation, Gap-Closing, Progress, Growth (K-8), Improvement (High Schools), and Graduation Rate (high schools).

The 21 Priority schools are below, with the scoring data used by RIDE included.

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Matunuck School

District: South Kingstown

Level: Elementary

% Proficient: 24/30

Subgroup Gaps: 27/30

2017 Target: 4/10

Distinction Points: 5/5

SGP: 17.5/25

Graduation Rates: N/A

HS Scaled Score: N/A

Total Points: 77.5/100

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Portsmouth High School

District: Portsmouth

Level: High School

% Proficient: 21/30

Subgroup Gaps: 21/30

2017 Target: 8/10

Distinction Points: 3.5/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 4/5

Total Points: 77.5/100

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Exeter/West Greenwich HS

District: Exeter/West Greenwich

Level: High School

% Proficient: 22.5/30

Subgroup Gaps: 24/30

2017 Target: 6/10

Distinction Points: 3/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 2/5

Total Points: 77.5/100

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Ponaganset High School

District: Foster-Glocester

Level: High School

% Proficient: 22.5/30

Subgroup Gaps: 24/30

2017 Target: 5/10

Distinction Points: 3.5/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 3/5

Total Points: 78/100

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Fort Barton School

District: Tiverton

Level: Elementary

% Proficient: 25.5/30

Subgroup Gaps: 27/30

2017 Target: 6/10

Distinction Points: 4.5/5

SGP: 15/25

Graduation Rates: N/A

HS Scaled Score: N/A

Total Points: 78/100

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Chariho Regional HS

District: Chariho

Level: High School

% Proficient: 22/30

Subgroup Gaps: 24/30

2017 Target: 8/10

Distinction Points: 3.5/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 16.67/20

HS Scaled Score: 4/5

Total Points: 78.17/100

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North Providence HS

District: North Providence

Level: High School

% Proficient: 20/30

Subgroup Gaps: 22.5/30

2017 Target: 9/10

Distinction Points: 3/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 4/5

Total Points: 78.5/100

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Anna M. McCabe School

District: Smithfield

Level: Elementary

% Proficient: 24/30

Subgroup Gaps: 30/30

2017 Target: 7/10

Distinction Points: 4/5

SGP: 15/25

Graduation Rates: N/A

HS Scaled Score: N/A

Total Points: 80/100

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East Greenwich HS

District: East Greenwich

Level: Hish School

% Proficient: 23/30

Subgroup Gaps: 22.5/30

2017 Target: 7/10

Distinction Points: 4/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 4/5

Total Points: 80.5/100

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Charlestown Elementary

District: Chariho

Level: Elementary

% Proficient: 23/30

Subgroup Gaps: 27/30

2017 Target: 9/10

Distinction Points: 4/5

SGP: 18.33/25

Graduation Rates: N/A

HS Scaled Score: N/A

Total Points: 81.33/100

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Beacon Charter School

District: Beacon Charter School

Level: High School

% Proficient: 21/30

Subgroup Gaps: 30/30

2017 Target: 6/10

Distinction Points: 2.5/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 2.5/20

Total Points: 82/100

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Westerly High School

District: Westerly

Level: High School

% Proficient: 21/30

Subgroup Gaps: 24/30

2017 Target: 9/10

Distinction Points: 3.5/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 4.5/5

Total Points: 82/100

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Learning Comm, Charter

District: The Learning Community Charter School

Level: Middle School

% Proficient: 20/30

Subgroup Gaps: 30/30

2017 Target: 10/10

Distinction Points: 2.5/5

SGP: 20/25

Graduation Rates: N/A

HS Scaled Score: N/A

Total Points: 82.5/100

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Hope Elementary School

District: Scituate

Level: Elementary

% Proficient: 24/30

Subgroup Gaps: 27/30

2017 Target: 10/10

Distinction Points: 4.5/5

SGP: 17.5/25

Graduation Rates: N/A

HS Scaled Score: N/A

Total Points: 83/100

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Smithfield High School

District: Smithfield

Level: High School

% Proficient: 22.5/30

Subgroup Gaps: 27/30

2017 Target: 8/10

Distinction Points: 3/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 2.5/5

Total Points: 83/100

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Blackstone Ac. Charter

District: Blackstone Academy

Level: High School

% Proficient: 24/30

Subgroup Gaps: 30/30

2017 Target: 7/10

Distinction Points: 3.5/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 16.67/20

HS Scaled Score: 4.5/5

Total Points: 84.17

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Rockwell School

District: Bristol/Warren

Level: Elementary

% Proficient: 24/30

Subgroup Gaps: 27/30

2017 Target: 9/10

Distinction Points: 4.5/5

SGP: 20/25

Graduation Rates: N/A

HS Scaled Score: N/A

Total Points: 84.5/100

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Stone Hill Middle School

District: Cranston

Level: Elementary

% Proficient: 24/30

Subgroup Gaps: 30/30

2017 Target: 8/10

Distinction Points: 3/5

SGP: 20/25

Graduation Rates: N/A

HS Scaled Score: N/A

Total Points: 85/100

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Middletown High School

District: Middletown

Level: High School

% Proficient: 24/30

Subgroup Gaps: 25.5/30

2017 Target: 9/10

Distinction Points: 3/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 4/5

Total Points: 85.5/100

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Francis J. Varieur School

District: Pawtucket

Level: Elementary

% Proficient: 20/30

Subgroup Gaps: 27/30

2017 Target: 10/10

Distinction Points: 4/5

SGP: 25/25

Graduation Rates: N/A

HS Scaled Score: N/A

Total Points: 86/100

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Archie Cole Middle School

District: East Greenwich

Level: Middle School

% Proficient: 24/30

Subgroup Gaps: 22.5/30

2017 Target: 10/10

Distinction Points: 5/5

SGP: 25/25

Graduation Rates: N/A

HS Scaled Score: N/A

Total Points: 86.5/100

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Glen Hills School

District: Cranston

Level: Elementary

% Proficient: 22.5/30

Subgroup Gaps: 30/30

2017 Target: 10/10

Distinction Points: 3/5

SGP: 21.67/25

Graduation Rates: N/A

HS Scaled Score: N/A

Total Points: 87.17/100

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Jacqueline M Walsh School

District: Pawtucket

Level: High School

% Proficient: 24/30

Subgroup Gaps: 30/30

2017 Target: 7/10

Distinction Points: 3/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 4.5/5

Total Points: 88.5/100

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Scituate High School

District: Scituate

Level: High School

% Proficient: 27/30

Subgroup Gaps: 26.57/30

2017 Target: 8/10

Distinction Points: 3/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 4/5

Total Points: 88.57/100

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North Smithfield HS

District: North Smithfield

Level: High School

% Proficient: 27/30

Subgroup Gaps: 30/30

2017 Target: 9/10

Distinction Points: 3.5/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 16.67/20

HS Scaled Score: 3.5/5

Total Points: 89.67/100

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Mt. Hope High School

District: Bristol/Warren

Level: High School

% Proficient: 25.5/30

Subgroup Gaps: 30/30

2017 Target: 8/10

Distinction Points: 3/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 3.5/5

Total Points: 90/100

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Barrington High School

District: Barrington

Level: High School

% Proficient: 27/30

Subgroup Gaps: 27/30

2017 Target: 8/10

Distinction Points: 4/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 4.5/5

Total Points: 90.5/100

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Wickford Middle School

District: North Kingstown

Level: Middle School

% Proficient: 27/30

Subgroup Gaps: 27/30

2017 Target: 10/10

Distinction Points: 5/5

SGP: 21.67/25

Graduation Rates: N/A

HS Scaled Score: N/A

Total Points: 90.67

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Classical High School

District: Providence

Level: High School

% Proficient: 27/30

Subgroup Gaps: 30/30

2017 Target: 8/10

Distinction Points: 3/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 3.5/5

Total Points: 91.5/100

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Narragansett High School

District: Narragansett

Level: High School

% Proficient: 27/30

Subgroup Gaps: 27.43/30

2017 Target: 9/10

Distinction Points: 3.5/5

SGP: N/A

Graduation Rates: 20/20

HS Scaled Score: 4.5/5

Total Points: 91.53/100

 
 

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