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Jamestown School-Melrose

Public | PK-4

 
 

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Posted April 5, 2014

We love Jamestown School. We have a child in PreK and one in second grade. The principal is at all events and obviously cares about the kids. Most teachers are wonderful, but as is true anywhere, you need to find the right fit for your child. Some of the aides are cranky. Academically, they score very well on the standards testing, but could be reaching higher, offering more (e.g., foreign language, programming) to compete with the number of private schools on Aquidneck Island. Overall, a solid school in a charming town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

Melrose school is full of the sweetest, smartest hard working teachers and caring staff. I have three kids in this school and all are happy, active and learning appropriately (I'm a former Massachusetts public school teacher, certified grades 5-12). We randomly found Jamestown when my husband was previously stationed in Nwpt, and this time, we elected to buy a home and hopefully retire from the military and become Jamestowners. Our kids already consider themselves "from" here. This town is Mecca for outgoing, kind, positive and successful people. If you can afford to live here, do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2011

Melrose is an excellent small town public school. As a military member with a special needs child (autism), the Melrose staff and the special education staff was more than happy to do whatever we needed to get the help we needed. By far one of the best public school experiences we've had in the country. The preschool is only half day and appeared to us as more play oriented rather than academic, but being able to have both children at the same school was a definite bonus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2009

Enthusiastic teachers, responsive administration, safe environment, student differentiation, good extra-curricular activities, great parent involvement. A top-notch elementary school. My sons attend kindergarten and 2nd grade there.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%
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%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%
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 Students84%
Female92%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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

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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 96% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 8%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 22%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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76 Melrose Ave
Jamestown, RI 02835
Phone: (401) 423-7020

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