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Barrington Middle School

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Posted May 20, 2013

While the school is great, the community as a whole is very disappointing. There is a lot of pressure to be perfect. There are many girls who starve themselves, and cut themselves. I am shocked - the more I learn, the more I worry about the long term mental health of the kids in the middle and high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2012

I was a student at this school for 2 years and, let me tell ya, right now I cannot imagine a better school. I mean sure, there's always room for improvements, but that's probably only due to the attitudes of some of the students. The students by the way, and I don't know if they do this in every or many schools, are split into nine different clusters, three for each grade, all of which are named for colors. Some of the clusters are loop clusters, meaning the students would be there for 2 years. I was in Aqua Cluster, which is a 6-7 grade loop, as there can also be 7-8 loop. Each cluster is special in their own ways and so whatever cluster a student gets they're almost guaranteed they'll love it and be biased. For example, our cluster is the only cluster still allowed to do overnight field trips. But because we got to do those lots of kids in other clusters hated us. There were also LOTS of other kids who thought they were all cool so they were really mean, and some smoked weed. But bullying is the thing a student most likely won't have to worry about. The eager-to-work teachers aren't the kind to let you deal with your problems, but rather help you. I honestly LOVE BMS :P


Posted November 4, 2009

I couldn't imagine wanting to work or send my kids anywhere else.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 4, 2009

The success of the school starts with the Administration: Superintendent, Assistant Super, Administrative staff, Principal, VP, faculty, support staff, community,parents and children. Everyone works together. Kids take their studies and school life seriously, they are involved in many afterschool activities, or getting help, going to the library. Teachers don't let kids fall through the cracks. Kids do not have the option of failing. There is also a lot of social services support in the school. Barrington Middle School is like no other. They are at the top of their game.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 4, 2009

We have an awesome staff and very supportive parents, but what I love most is our kids! They are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

We have the most talented faculty in the state!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2009

This is a work environment where almost everyone will honestly do 'what ever it takes' to help a child have a positive learning experience!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The teachers and administration always put kids first!
—Submitted by a teacher


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 62% in 2014.

257 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

257 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
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 59% in 2014.

292 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

290 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%
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 58% in 2014.

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

260 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

260 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian95%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
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

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Reading

All Students96%
Female99%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged students73%
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged students91%
Not economically disadvantaged students92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Writing

All Students80%
Female94%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged students73%
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 8%
Hispanic 1% 22%
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 7%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Barrington, RI 02806
Phone: (401) 247-3160

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