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Jamestown School-Lawn

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Posted May 16, 2012

Jamestown School-Lawn is a great place to attend. Jamestown's a nice small town on an island where everybody knows each other. Our school has dedicated teachers and kind students. It's also a very safe environment. The school also welcomes new kids with open arms, especially military kids (sons and daughters of U.S. soldiers). This middle school has boys soccer, girls soccer, cross country running, boys basketball, girls basketball, track & field, as well as baseball. Once a year, people from the local community come to the school to introduce their jobs to students. Called Island Treasures Day, this annual event involves hands-on activities for the school's kids. This year's activities involve the fire and rescue department showing their stuff, baking pizzas with House of Pizza, trawling for fish in the bay, and designing your dream home with an architect. There's also a great music program at the school, afterschool activities, and a foreign language program. Jamestown, RI is a great place to live with strong schools.


Posted October 12, 2010

Great teachers, grandchildren love going to school there, learning and enjoying it!


Posted May 30, 2009

Our move to Rhode Island for the year was made easier by Lawn's incredible staff and students. The traditional course instruction was great. But it was the classroom projects/exploration, music and foreign language programs, field trips, and after school activities that really put this school over the top for us. We wish we were staying in Jamestown longer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

Best school ever. Kids are all very nice and new kids are welcomed with open arms.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2005

Extremely safe environment, parents are involved, excellent music department, and wonderful place to raise children. Sports is limited.
—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 62% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%
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 59% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%
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 58% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%
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 Students86%
Female94%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female74%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students52%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant51%
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 Students76%
Female90%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant76%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female95%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
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 Students88%
Female94%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Reading

All Students93%
Female97%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
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 Students92%
Female100%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Reading

All Students94%
Female100%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Writing

All Students84%
Female94%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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 92% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Black 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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55 Lawn Ave
Jamestown, RI 02835
Phone: (401) 423-7010

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