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Frank E. Thompson Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 568 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 5, 2013

TMS is a warm, inviting school with teachers who will go the extra mile to help students. There is an extensive after school program that offers academic as well as enrichment opportunities for all students. Teachers at this school work very hard to help all students learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 19, 2012

I, too, was concerned about sending my 6th and 8th graders here...the low score on this site is definitely misleading. We found the school to be led by a young, energetic principal whose own children attend here. Both of my kids are in the advanced clusters and we have been relieved to find caring and encouraging teachers. Could basic standards be higher? Yes- but tour the school and see for yourself that this is a special place in the heart of Newport.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

After researching area districts I was hesitant to send my 6th grade son to this school for our year here while attending the Naval War College. Several months into the school year, I have been more then pleased with the school, administration, teachers and families I've met. The school offers a diverse population, motivating teachers and a safe environment for learning. I'm not sure the Rhode Island standards are overly challenging and there is definitely room for improvement. However, I feel the staff at the school is dedicated to working with students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

The atmosphere at TMS is a positive, energizing, and welcoming one. The teachers are always encouraging and pushing the students to absolutely to do their best and assist them on their journey to be the best they can be. They have a leader (the principal) who is just fantastic. Thompson's climate is one of diversity where all of welcome & I can't think of a better place for the middle-school ages to be. We are truly fortunate here in Newport.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2012

I have a 5th grader at Thompson and a freshman at Rogers. My freshman couldn't have been more prepared to go to high school after going through Thompson. The teachers' high expectations for the students are as high as my own. My children are excelling in a challenging, safe and nurturing environment in the heart of the town. If feel lucky to have a 2nd grader as well so I can experience Thompson for a third time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

I've have a 7th grader in this school.My oldest who is a freshman this year also attended TMS for 2 years.I'm not overly impressed with a few of the teachers and but both my boys had ok experiences here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

Sixth grade was okay, but seventh grade has been the highiight of my time at Thompson Middle School so far.My teachers were my friends, they loved and cared about me. Each of the 4 core instructers of 7C3 wanted to see every student succeed and do their best on everything. They not only taught us book-related knowedge, but skills for the real world as well. I never wanted to leave that yellow & brown hallway. So if you are interested in sending your child to Thompson Middle School, it is truly a growing enviorment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2006

We had some initial concerns about Thompson based on the 'word-of-mouth' and Test scores we saw on-line compared to other local schools. However, although we are only 3 weeks into the school year, we have been nothing but impressed with the professionalism, caring attitude, and flexibility of the Thompson administration and teachers. The leadership of the school seems committed to making the student experience a safe, fair, and nurturing experience. The facilities have been newly renovated and very adequate. While we cannot give a full assessment based on less than a month at the school we can say that our son and us (his parents) are happy with our choice to send him to Thompson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2004

Its 2004 june 6 and I'm an 8th grader at TMS. I think this school has improved alot. It can have better improvements. Everybody gets along and some teachers communicate very well wit the students. I am very happy wit my cluster 3 teachers which are Miss.Goodrich, Miss Gressick, Mrs Sullivan 1 and Mrs. Sullivan 2 they are very good teachers and sould stay for a very very long time in TMS. From, Akima (Holla!)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2004

I'm not a parent, I'm a student! I'm in 7th grade at TMS. This is the best school. The Staff and teachers are great. The only bad thing is that some teachers are not up to date with us kids. If you have kids please send them to TMS. Most of the kids are really nice here. We all come from the same places and we know each other. The different grades are seperate but we still see other students. Our classes are great. We don't get to choose our classes but we don't have to. All of the classes are great. The best thing is [that]the teachers care. To some people they are mentors. The 2nd term I had an F in math but my teacher, Mr. Thomas, helped me and beleived in me. I brougt it up to an A-. TMS is the best school in the world!
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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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 62% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%
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 Students49%
Female45%
Male54%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
Multiracial34%
White (non-Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged students33%
Not economically disadvantaged students86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant49%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female65%
Male51%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
Multiracial39%
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged students48%
Not economically disadvantaged students85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant59%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female58%
Male43%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
Multiracial30%
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged students38%
Not economically disadvantaged students82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant52%
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 Students58%
Female66%
Male53%
Black or African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
Multiracial47%
White (non-Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged students47%
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant58%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female83%
Male68%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
Multiracial60%
White (non-Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged students65%
Not economically disadvantaged students93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant74%
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 Students54%
Female59%
Male51%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
Multiracial53%
White (non-Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged students43%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
Multiracial74%
White (non-Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged students72%
Not economically disadvantaged students88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male53%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged students46%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged students82%
Not economically disadvantaged students95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant86%

Writing

All Students60%
Female69%
Male52%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged students53%
Not economically disadvantaged students81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant60%
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 43% 65%
Black 26% 8%
Hispanic 21% 21%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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