*Commended Schools, the highest-achieving schools in the state, are recognized because of either high performance or significant progress
Go Local Prov.com has listed Kingston Hill as the
#2 charter in the state with a 97.5% rating.
This is ahead of 23 other charter schools.
KHA NECAP Scores from an article in the
South County Independent,
February 28, 2013 Link to article
Kingston Hill Academy, a charter school in Kingston, had 90 percent of its students – all elementary age – scoring at or above proficient in reading, an 18 percent increase from its 2008 data. 84 percent of the students performed at or above proficient in math, which is a 4 percent decrease from 2011 data. It is a 26 percent improvement from 2008. Eighty-nine percent of the school’s fifth-grade students scored at or above proficient in writing, 30 percent higher than the state average.
Kingston Hill Academy is a public (no tuition) charter school located in Saunderstown, Rhode Island. The school opened in September of 2001 with just 40 Kindergarten students. Since that time, the school has grown to 180 students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. KHA is chartered for up to 260 students, Kindergarten through Eighth grade and is exploring the opportunity of expanding the physical plant to accommodate middle school students.
KHA is operated under a charter granted by the Board of Regents of the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and follows RIDE regulations, assessment and teaching standards and all other requirements mandated for traditional public schools in Rhode Island. Teachers and teacher assistants are certified by the State of Rhode Island and meet highly qualified status under No Child Left Behind. KHA has a 185-day school year; and the daily hours are 8:40 AM to 3:10 PM. KHA participates in the National School Lunch Program. Meals, including breakfast and lunch, are available to students and are provided by Chartwells. Transportation is provided by the sending school district and there is no charge to the family if the family lives within the KHA bussing region (Chariho, Exeter/West Greenwich, Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown and Westerly).