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Ponaganset Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 482 students

 

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Posted December 22, 2008

I love this school so much better than elementary school. It is awesome! My favorite teacher is Mrs.Fox on the purple team 6th grade. 2008-2009
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2008

I love this school! it is a magnifiscent new building and has a fabulous music program! we love you Mrs. Spadazzi!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2008

ponaganset has a great sport program for youths. also have the best teacher Mr. Frost
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2008

Ponaganset is a great school. We have an amazing new building and great teachers! This school is an awesome school, besides some schedule problems and a few loopy teachers. But overall, the school is a wonderful, safe place to be. Also, they have very talented sports programs, (07-08, XC 2nd place in N. Division, soccer team won states, boys soccer in playoffs, Basketball, (season not yet complete) Both teams undefeated)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

ponaganset middle school is the best school in america especially th new building it is just a superior school all of my 5 children loved it and 6th chil is in 7th grade he is very excied to see the new school building
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

I think POnaganset Middle School is a great school. The new POnaganset Prid system is greatly enforced. Principals keep strict rules and enforce them strongly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2005

This school is in need of a makeover in every area. Their principal and vice principal have their own perception of discipline, they are not 'children friendly'. Most, not all, teachers should think of retirement! They think that teaching consists of worksheets, excessive homework, and very little student interaction. The best yet, however, is that you can't get back into the school after 3 pm! So, if your child happens to forget a book or an assignment, that's too bad! No-one will let you in to get what you need. How does this philosophy help with educating the child? I could go on forever, but I'm working with limited space. This middle school needs to be evaluated by a SALT team and the truth will come out once and for all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2005

I do not agree with some of the discipline theories. I was told by my child when someone gets in trouble they have 'isolation'. This consists of sitting in a chaIr in front of EVERYONE during lunch, and eating alone! Why not just put a DUNCE cap on them too! This is embarrassing to a child and are labeled as the 'bad kids' Shame, shame, shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

I was a student in this same school and now I'm a parent w/ 3 children in each of these grades and a 4th child who will go to this school in 2 years. My experience w/ dealing w/ this school has been an ongoing horror. The principal/vice principal chooses to enforce some policies but not all, parents aren't informed well, if at all, of their childrens behavior or of any problems that may accure with their children while in school. They have violated my rights as a parent and my childrens rights for a free an appropriate education. Despite the facts I could list, my over all opinion is this school is under-budget ( they cut the budget and the staff for all the schools in this district) and there's alot of teachers who need to take a refresher course on dealing w/ the individual needs of special education children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2004

Teachers, Interm Principal, and Vice Principal, for the most part are easy to deal with. If you have special education needs, the Special Education Department for the whole school system can be very difficult to deal with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

The principal is being replaced - that goodness!! If you have a child identified as gifted by IQ score, do not expect much from this school. There are no programs in place and no motivation to provide the kinds of programs these kids need. Very frustrating school admin. to deal with.


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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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

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 58% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
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

All Students76%
Female89%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged students67%
Not economically disadvantaged students79%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female93%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students73%
Not economically disadvantaged students82%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged students56%
Not economically disadvantaged students76%
Title I12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged students56%
Not economically disadvantaged students89%
Title I31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged students40%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students87%
Female94%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged students68%
Not economically disadvantaged students92%
Title I57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

Writing

All Students67%
Female87%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged students58%
Not economically disadvantaged students70%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
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 98% 64%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 22%
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 18%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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North Scituate, RI 02857
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