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Narragansett Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted August 6, 2013

Eh. The school is okay, not that great. I say this as a student. I do admit, however, that it is welcoming, and the teachers are pretty okay. However, the teachers get way too many chances! If they mess up, they get 8 other chances to get situated. The classrooms are bare. Some of the teachers/staff are rude. It's cold inside during winter. The student schedules are all messed up. I heard a rumor when I was in elementary school that it's air conditioned in the summer. But, of course, it's not. The school is home to way too much drama. The pizza is like cardboard, old cheese, something they found behind the refrigerator, and tomato paste they hid away for some time. They serve fruit thinking it'll make kids healthy. WRONG. It's literally covered in sugar and corn syrup. Very disgusting food. They do, however have nice extracurricular activities, such as band, chorus, sports, and theater. I really enjoyed chorus and theater. The band instructor, I have to admit, is really creepy. Makes me feel very uncomfortable. However, it is on a nice plot of land, I like the field and the trails. And, that's basically Narragansett in a nutshell.


Posted April 25, 2011

The pricipal and teachers do a great job with all the students. They engage the students and offer many opportunities through their exploratory program.


Posted February 8, 2011

The principal does nothing if your kids are having issues with bullying and sides with the teachers who side with the popular kids. The teachers are outwardly offensive to people who were not born and raised in this area. We were treated disrespectfully whenever we talked to the administration staff and were told that maybe we'd be better off in a more diverse area. Don't expect any help from the superintendent either!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2010

It takes sides with the popular kids and does nothing for taking action with bullying. I am a student at Narragansett and i find the school unlikable. I'm often bullyed and don't have friends and the teachers and guidence conserlers don't do any help for me.


Posted April 29, 2010

The staff takes sides with the more popular kids, it does almost nothing about bullying, and the mentality of most of the students is outrageously childish. I am a student of this school and I despise almost everything everything about it. Also, the food here makes many of the kids unhealthy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

My child is really enjoying school this year, the teachers are great, and work well with both children and parents.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Female63%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female60%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female51%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Female72%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female65%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Female68%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female43%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Female86%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female39%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female36%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 67%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Black 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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460 Baldwinville Rd
Baldwinville, MA 01436
Phone: (978) 939-5928

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