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Sarah Dyer Barnes School

Public | 1-5 | 260 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2012

excellant teacher/ student co-operation the school is kept very clean and orderly children all smiles when leaving as opposed to some other schools where I have picked up my grand children from. They come out with frons on their faces, and teacher/ child mix stinks good example is St. Rocco's School in johnston


Posted October 20, 2009

I have 3 children in this school, all in different grades, and all with different needs. This school is wonderful with each one of them no matter what the situation is.I have a little girl who will be attending next year and I can honestly say that I wouldn't want her going anywhere else!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

This is an excellent elementary school. The teachers and staff are caring and enthusiastic. My children love going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

This school is one of the best elementary schools in the state of rhode island
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Have had good response from the principle. He seems to be very involved and and aware. I like his style and have enjoyed dealing with him.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students52%
Female45%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged students45%
Not economically disadvantaged students57%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students73%
Female70%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged students73%
Not economically disadvantaged students73%
Title I69%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
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%
Female67%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged students62%
Not economically disadvantaged students59%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged students61%
Not economically disadvantaged students63%
Title I61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%
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 Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged students56%
Not economically disadvantaged students63%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female67%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged students52%
Not economically disadvantaged students63%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female67%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged students48%
Not economically disadvantaged students59%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%
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 87% 64%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Black 2% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 40%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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24 Barnes Ave
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: (401) 231-8710

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