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Annual Report


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Annual Report


 

We are 560 children

Our demographics

81% Latino, 13% Black

4% White, 1% Native American, 1% Asian

85% qualify for free and reduced lunch

27% English Language Learners

16% have IEPs

60% receive academic safety net

 

Our Mission

We believe that literacy empowers

each individual to have a voice,

assume community responsibility

and take social action

 

 

For a print version of our annual report or to join a tour of the school

email: alexis@thelearningcommunity.com

 

 
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Elementary Success


Elementary Success


 

 

Our elementary school  outperformed the state English Language average by 8%  and met the state average in Math for Grades 3 – 7.

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Middle School Excellence


Middle School Excellence


 

We are the top performing urban middle school in RI on PARCC despite the significant challenges that come with poverty and learning English as a second language.

 

enrichment


enrichment


 

We launched our first ever music program for kids in grades K-5. Our kids LOVE it! Students learned vocal instrumental and sight reading skills.

 

 


Our students worked directly with Mayor James A. Diossa and his team at City Hall on innovative, hands-on projects addressing issues that affect our community. They are turning our mission into reality by using their voices and knowledge to make long lasting changes.

 

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Teaching Studio


Teaching Studio


 

We are not just a school but also a Teaching Studio for other Rhode Island public schools.

Last year we reached over 4,000 additional public school children around the state with actual measurable student achievement increases in reading in Woonsocket and Smithfield. 

The percentage of students reading at or above grade level in Woonsocket increased 14 percentage points. One school's reading performance increased 26 percentage points. 

 

Our Teaching Studio also hosts an   Annual Educators’ Institute every year.

Last year, educators came from all over New England and beyond to attend our institute and learn about the proven practices and educational strategies working in our classrooms.

 

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Family Engagement


Family Engagement


 

Our family engagement work is rooted in respect and admiration for our families.

We know that our families are the greatest strength in their children’s lives. From that starting place, we are committed to being an open, welcoming place for our families, where their voices are valued and listened to, where we seek out their feedback, and where we welcome their questions about anything we do with their children. Our families describe the school as a second home for them and their children. And like a family, we have honest and open communication through hard times and celebratory times.

 

Please help us by forwarding this report to a friend. 

We would be glad to send you a print version of this report upon request which provides

more information about 2016 at the Learning Community.

To join a tour of the school: alexis@thelearningcommunity.com