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Daniel D. Waterman School

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Posted April 8, 2014

My son attended this school for 2 years, 3rd and 4th grade. His 3rd grade teacher was a first year, recent grad, teacher and she was phenominal. The special ed teacher for the duration of time is excellent. One thing I noticed about this school was the inconsistency in principals. His first year the position was filled by 3 candidates. It's almost as though they try it out, don't like the fit and move on or they are using the school as a stepping stone. Either way, this year was a complete waste. The current principal seems to hate children, his regular teacher yells and screams, behaving like one of the students and the school has allowed a severely mentally challenged child into the classroom. Even a regular child, this mentally challenged child is distracting child, such as my son, who is easily distracted with this childs hourly outbursts and tantrums. My son, and some other children will likely be repeating this year due to this poor decision to integrate this challenged child into a regular classroom setting. Very poor school. One of the worst for the area. If you have a choice, send your childto another school in the area. Luckily there are many to choose from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

Great principal who brought up test scores and is very professional. Parent group is very tough and negative, however. That may change with time, tho. No one wants to attend the meetings. There IS gifted programming, also, despite what one of the reviews said.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

Great school--great principal! Neighborhood very friendly! Building is antiquated, but virtually every portion of it seems to support student programming. Teachers and staff friendly and fairly 'no-nonsense.' Wish there was more 'grassy' areas for the kids to play on outside and wish there was at least some extra-curricular/creative learning models (e.g. gifted programming, non-traditional programming, etc.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

This neighborhood school is fantastic, with a low student to teacher ratio and a dedicated close-knit parent group. I have two children who attend Waterman and both have excelled in school. The only critisism would be that it is an older school and some indoor renovations should be made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2007

Great school in a great neighborhood
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

i was a student here . and i loved this school .
—Submitted by a student


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 60% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%
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 65% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
67%
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 62% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
69%
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 62% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
74%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged students59%
Not economically disadvantaged students75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged students69%
Not economically disadvantaged students71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students74%
Female68%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged students65%
Not economically disadvantaged students81%
Title I60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant74%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female74%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged students71%
Not economically disadvantaged students95%
Title I70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant84%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/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 Students72%
Female80%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged students65%
Not economically disadvantaged students77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female80%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged students85%
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
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

Writing

All Students75%
Female85%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged students71%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
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 Students62%
Female56%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged students48%
Not economically disadvantaged students79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female94%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged students78%
Not economically disadvantaged students74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 64%
Hispanic 15% 22%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 4% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 32%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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