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George J. Peters School

Public | K-6 | 321 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2013

I must admit, with limited resources and cuts from the state on education, George J. Peters is impressive. I was very skeptical, my son has been attending GJP for 3 years and it has been a wonderful experience. The school family runs as a team 24/7. They have one focus - a students growth, development and in keeping the family involved. It's not all work, no play. GJP's PTO team is very creative with fun ideas throughout the year. Overrall, this is a well functioning school. I am also appreciative of there No Tolerance for bullying. 5 Stars for you GJP's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

I really have to say are school is awesome our factually go above and beyond to ensure that our children learn everything from anti bulling to extra curriculum actives. Our school has a zero tolerance ago the extra mile to talk and to our children in trying to resolve any kind of issue that comes up . I think our school deserves a 5 star rating
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2011

Great school my son loves going to school everyday he even asks to go early. His teacher is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

This school is extremely average and void of innovation and cultural enrichment programs. The principle acts like a security gaurd instead of a kind and caring leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

I have a child in this school and I think it is great! The teachers are wonderful and caring. The moral in the school is at a high. I can't wait for my next two kids to come here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

peters is a great school and they definitely care about the children. the teachers and staff are courteous and friendly. i would recommend this school to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

I must say that Peter's is one of the best school's in Cranston to send your child.The school is clean and the staff and teacher's are so friendly and caring to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

I LOVE this school ~ my child has had a wonderful 3 years in this school. Of course there is always room for a little improvement, but as a parent I am very happy with Peter's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

It's an okay school. Could be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have 2 past children that went here and now 1 in gr5. I am always in the school helping and on the pto, I enjoy being involved. This is 1 of the best elementary schools in Cranston. Principal and teachers, are caring, and very much on top of everything. As far as a safe school, very safe. Pto involvement in the school is 100%!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
62%

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students54%
Female62%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged students48%
Not economically disadvantaged students61%
Title I20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged students74%
Not economically disadvantaged students83%
Title I53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
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 Students61%
Female61%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged students46%
Not economically disadvantaged students76%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged students68%
Not economically disadvantaged students88%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged students45%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title I21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant58%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female68%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged students67%
Not economically disadvantaged students88%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged students73%
Not economically disadvantaged students77%
Title I53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students50%
Female58%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged students43%
Not economically disadvantaged students63%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant50%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female84%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged students66%
Not economically disadvantaged students100%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant77%
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 70% 65%
Hispanic 18% 21%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Cranston, RI 02920
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