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364 Broad St
Cumberland, RI 02864

(401) 722-7610
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August 27, 2014
Fortunately the best of the best teachers work at B.F. Norton. My children have attended other Cumberland schools and hands down the most dedicated staff can be found at B.F. The principal seems to genuinely care about the school, the students and the teachers. I feel the test scores and hence lower "Great Schools Ranking" is largely due to the much higher percentage of English as a Second Language students. Which brings to mind another positive of B.F. which is the diversity of the student body. This prepares students to respect other cultures, religions etc. Great school, I would fight to keep my kids in B.F. if they tried to redistrict and I think that says it all.

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January 31, 2014
The kids are kids to each other.my son and daughter have the best teacher of the world

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October 19, 2010
The diversity of children and the caring, fun loving staff!!!!

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October 17, 2010
BF Norton is a great school with a wonderful staff! The students' learning and needs come first at our school and everyone is willing to do thier part to insure a well rounded education for all.

- submitted by a teacher
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October 15, 2010
I have worked in BF for 6 yrs now and thru the years I have learned how closely everyone works together to make sure each childs needs are met to the best of their ability, I love the caring of BF staff.

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October 13, 2010
Day in and day out the faculty and staff do so much with so little, it would be nice to win the money and get some much need technology and other resources into our school!

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October 12, 2010
This school is composed of the most loving and hardworking children and teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
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October 11, 2010
I love it because of the people who together create such a positive learning environment. Students, their families and staff.

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October 10, 2010
Collegiality among staff is professional, loving and ongoing. Most staff begin their careers in this building and retire from BFN. We work the most at-risk students in our community. Having the most at-risk population in our district, and the pressure of high stakes testing no one wants to leave BF and teach at any other building. Rather, teachers from other schools want to come to us!

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August 30, 2010
It has been my experience that the entire staff at B.F. Norton School is extremely dedicated and supportive to all of its students. What they contribute to each student's education at this school, goes well beyond the average school day. It is not an uncommom sight to see staff working well beyond school hours. This school is also very supportive of literacy. Their Family reading Club is awesome! It is a family oriented school that offers many family events, mostly at no cost. This school offers a student body of great diversity, which is proven to produce more well rounded children.If the parental involvement was increased here, the possibilities would be endless. We are very fortunate to our child attend such a great school and we are looking forward to another great year!

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April 20, 2010
B. F. Norton students are very fortunate to have such an outstanding, professional staff that totally dedicates themselves to providing the best education possible for each and every one of their students. Not only do they take an active interest in each child and use the best techniques available to get their lessons across but they also bring a very special ingredient into the classroom love. What lucky kids!

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November 06, 2009
the teacher's are the best!

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March 26, 2008
This school has excellent dedicated teachers, but desperately lacks parental involvment. It has a small but active and passionate PTO. It's members (about 10 parents) take on the responsibility of doing everything extra at the school. If we had more parental involvment, this school would thrive. Teaching begins at home and it is clear that in most cases, this does not happen at this school. Not just academically, but morally either. This is a wonderful developing school, and with the help of parents (as it is their first responsibility to teach their own children) would be a top 10 school as well as the other Cumberland schools.

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July 10, 2006
My daughter just finished the first grade at BF Norton. I have to say, she is advanced in her reading and her teacher went the extra mile to make sure she was challenged each and every day. She was able to attend an upper grade class for her studies. They were very accomodating to her needs. She came from that school even more advanced in reading then when she started. I have nothing but great things to say about the teachers that I have met and their commitment to the students. Any child lucky enough to be in this school's district will excel with the help of BF Norton's fine teachers. We are looking forward to her four more years at this school and my other daughter's upcoming five years.

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June 17, 2005
I worked the YMCA after-school program at the BF Norton school for 5 yrs and I have to say that the staff at the school were wonderful. I saw how the teachers interacted with each other (professionally) and how they interacted with the students. They care so much about their school and what is going on. Alot of school teachers are out the door as soon as the bell rings and the students leave, but there were many times as I was leaving at 6 PM to go home, some of the teachers were still in their classes preparing for the next day. Mrs. Desjardins did a wonderful job as pricipal and knew each and every one of her students and did what she could to make everyone happy.

- submitted by a teacher

June 16, 2003
My son has gone to BFNorton now for 3 years and it is absolutely wonderful!!!!!!! The teachers really care about there students and Mrs.Desjardins (who is retiring this year) is the best!!!!!! The are always doing great things to get the parents involved in the school and keeping the community aware is also another strong point to this school....in my opinion BFNooron i sprobbaly one of the best schools in the state of Rhode Island.....Go Jaguars

- submitted by a community member
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B.F. Norton Elementary School
364 Broad St, Cumberland, RI  02864
(401) 722-7610
Last modified B.F. Norton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
B.F. Norton Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top