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Gladstone Street School

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Posted April 26, 2014

I went to school at Gladstone Street School from 1959-1964. It was an excellent school then, but so was the US educational system. ALL of my teachers were excellent. They made sure that you learned the material. Their only purpose was to provide the students with a solid education. They cared about each child. Progress reports were sent out if the child was not performing up to his/her capabilities. It saddens me to see that it has gone down hill, academically and teacher caring. My fifth grade teacher saw me one day at the school after I had graduated high school and remembered who I was. If that is not caring and taking a special interest in the students, then I do not know what is.


Posted March 29, 2014

When I was there between 1969 to 1972,we had a vice principle yelling on a public address system at lunch for us never to talk.The wall was all we learned and we frequently were not allowed to eat our full lunches.bad place then.I truly hope it has changed.it was dreadfull.


Posted March 11, 2009

I have to agree with some parents regarding their comments. But I want to say that what makes an effective teacher is the fact that all students received the same education and are treated equally. In the time my child was attending there, I heard many teachers screaming or yelling at some students, which does not help students excel. The principal have to realized that all parents want the best for their kids and providing negative comments to the students is not too professional. I think the principal is doing a great job, but he has to change the way he expresses himself around people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

I worked at Gladstone before I was laid off for a second time with the Cranston Public Schools. Overall, I thought this school far exceeded what I now see in the Massachusetts public schools (where I work now). Staff was the friendliest and worked hard to provide quality education. I really miss working with the students and teachers as well as with the after school program where I taught extended music offerings and helped with homework club. The music program was building when I was there and I'm sure it's being taken care of now knowing the music teacher who replaced me. I also had positive parent interactions which were both helpful to both me and parents. Helping with NECAP and supporting the school environment overall was a joy as I worked extra hard to make Gladstone better in an environment where some kids did not have a good home life.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 6, 2008

I have two young children in Gladstone. I disagree with the negative comments about the teachers and their lack of interest in getting the children the help that they need. I stay in contact with my childrens teachers dayly. If I ever have a problem I talk to the teachers right away. I feel that if a parent has a problem with a teacher or the Pricipal. It is because of lack of communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2007

I find the school to be a wonderful place for children to learn. The teachers are very caring. There is a strong emphasis on the arts and all major subjects are covered on a daily basis. The school is culturally diverse and works hard to incorporate all. The parent involvement is always a tough area, but this school has a strong core of parents, teachers and support staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

I have two kids in this school.I would have to say the school is not at all the same as before, we have a new principal, and new teachers. The new principal doesn't follow up if you have a problem. On the other heand I am not happy with the feedback from teachers regarding the child progress. Teachers are not good with positive feedback, but do call you with all negative issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

Both of my children graduated from This school last year. I found the teachers for the most part to be very supportive. The previous principal was amazing. He gave his all to this school and every person involved in it. I did however feel that I had to fight for everything I ever recieved in supportive services. As far as parental involvement, it was always the same people. Nobody came out to work with the PTG and the organization can only do so much when 6 people show up for meetings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

Teacher quality is excellent. I have first hand experience with several teachers who go well out of their way to assist the children in their class. US Stats prove this school is above average in parent/teacher communication and parent involvement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 25, 2005

I have to agree with other rating. You try to be an involved parent. You are made to feel as if you are wasting the principals time with your concerns. You feel as if teachers are there only for paycheck and do not care about welfare of your child. If your child needs extra help that is a burden on them. Not what I expect from a school at all. I want my child to get a good education not be treated like a thing that doesn't matter. If our children are treated like this now how do you expect them to want to stay in school and learn. I thought schools were there to make learning fun and provide a better future for our children. You have to start when they are young. This school is not doing this. Priciple needs to change his ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

This school makes it very difficult for parental involvement in their child's education. They talk down to parents, and they do not offer adequate special education services. Parents' concerns are shot down, as if they do not care what the parents think, or what the parents have observed throughout the course of the year regarding their child's performance. Very disappointed in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
20%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
47%
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 Students48%
Female58%
Male41%
Black or African American20%
Asian71%
Hispanic or Latino37%
White (non-Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged students47%
Not economically disadvantaged students50%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)42%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant48%

Reading

All Students64%
Female82%
Male50%
Black or African American50%
Asian72%
Hispanic or Latino49%
White (non-Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged students60%
Not economically disadvantaged students82%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)48%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant64%
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 Students37%
Female36%
Male38%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian40%
Hispanic or Latino35%
White (non-Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged students36%
Not economically disadvantaged students50%
Title I35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant37%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female59%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanic or Latino63%
White (non-Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged students55%
Not economically disadvantaged students81%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)48%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant58%
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 Students37%
Female42%
Male32%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian62%
Hispanic or Latino34%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged students37%
Not economically disadvantaged students39%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant37%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female75%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian75%
Hispanic or Latino59%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged students62%
Not economically disadvantaged students71%
Title I66%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)44%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant64%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female71%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian67%
Hispanic or Latino54%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged students44%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)39%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant56%
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 Students4%
Female0%
Male8%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students5%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities5%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant4%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students14%
Female20%
Male8%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students11%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant14%
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
Hispanic 55% 22%
White 20% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 3%
Black 6% 8%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 61%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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50 Gladstone St
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 270-8080

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