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Metcalf School

Public | 3-6 | 510 students

Our school is best known for our strong academics, arts, and family outreach.

 
 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 16, 2014

My children have been very happy there. There is a good balance between the focus on academincs and support and guidance for personal and social health and well-being. Teachers take a personal interest in my children's success and engage with me as a parent very well if there are ever any issues or concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

My daughter goes to Metcalf school and is in fifth grade. Not only does she love it, she is doing quite well. Her teacher, Mrs. Millar is an outstanding teacher. We love everything about Metcalf. The Necap scores indicate that our school does above average in all academic areas. There are plenty of interesting after school activities. The Exeter/West Greenwich communities are very involved and proud of their schools, and it shows in the quality of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2014

Metcalf is a great place. The school offers challenging academics, a wide range of extra-curricular activities and most importantly a safe, nurturing environment. Across the board, teachers are passionate about their jobs and work hard to try encourage students to be as passionate about their learning. The PTA works closely with the school's family engagement team to provide opportunities for everyone to have fun and actively engage in the educational process. The arts have a central place at Metcalf. Time is included in the school day for integrated arts and band instruction.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 2, 2013

My child LOVES going to school every day, which to me is a great indicator of the school's quality. The work is challenging, her teacher is very engaged and enthusiastic even after 25 years of teaching, and the school is well maintained. She particularly loves her specials - both music and art have fabulous teachers with lots of creativity. An outreach committee of parents and teachers meets regularly to talk about way to continue making the school a place where all are comfortable and engaged. Keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

Metcalf School is a wonderful public school where the goal is to treat every child with respect and as an individual. In addition to achieving high state test scores, teachers go above and beyond to meet the needs and interests of their students. The specialists, such as art, music, library, PE and health help children find their strengths so they can shine! The staff tirelessly works on multiple strategies to engage families and to keep the line of communication open between home and school. It is truly a wonderful, caring, and upbeat learning community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 18, 2010

We were very happy with Metcalf Elementary School. The teachers encourage parental involvement and there was never any lack of communication between the parents and the teachers. The curriculum was reasonably challenging, and there were many optional extra curricular activities that we took advantage of in order to allow our child to explore his interests. I would really recommend this school if you love being involved in your child's education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

i agree with the last comment. If you were not born into or tied into the community by being related to somebody your kids are 'toast'. There is very little accomodation for kids of single parents who are working. The teachers make comments to kids whose parents can't be there during the day hours and it is destructive to their self esteem. I am very disappointed and also have problems with my child being bullied by teachers...
—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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
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 62% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%
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 Students79%
Female84%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged students73%
Not economically disadvantaged students83%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female93%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged students72%
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged students50%
Not economically disadvantaged students85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged students72%
Not economically disadvantaged students89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female76%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged students50%
Not economically disadvantaged students68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%
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 Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged students84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant78%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female89%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged students66%
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant82%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 8%
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 15%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • After School Spanish Club
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:35 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mary Lou Kennedy Almonte
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • carol_fish@ewg.k12.ri.us
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (401) 397-0011

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • After School Spanish Club
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Extra Curricular Sports
Girls sports
  • Extra Curricular Sports

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Girl scouts
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Jewelry Club
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Metcalf School is a welcoming, engaging, and high performing public school. Families that are new to the district often comment on how well their students transition into the Metcalf community. Our School Improvement Team, restructured in 2010, strives to constantly look for ways to keep the line of communication open with families and to offer the best academic, social, and emotional tools to help all of our students reach their highest potential.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Exeter West Greenwich Regional Junior High School
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30 Nooseneck Hill Rd
Exeter, RI 02822
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Phone: (401) 397-3375

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