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North Smithfield, RI
Students enrolled: 426

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2214 Providence Pk
North Smithfield, RI 02896

(401) 765-2260
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June 12, 2014
Administrators at this schools and all North Smithfield schools use 80% of their budget for administration costs, like salary, pensions, benefits... Then cry poverty. They have NO accelerated programs and again cry its because they have no funding. Simply not true. The school will not think outside the box to come up with strategies to make it better. It is seriously like talking to a brick wall. The teachers union themselves issued a vote of no confidence in the superintendent and nothing ever happened.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2013
This town underfunds its schools and I believe the children are being shortchanged. The school principal is not open minded and plays favorites, and many of the teaching staff members themselves lack good literacy skills. I find misspelling and errors on communications from the school.

- submitted by a parent

December 07, 2012
While there are some very good teachers in this school, others are not so bright. The school lacks good administrative leadership. I have found the principal to be close minded and quite unfair at times. She doesn't always listen to all sides of a story.

- submitted by a parent
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March 04, 2008
I have two children attending NSES. My 9 year old son has been there since preschool and we have had very positive experiences with the teachers and administration. We have found it to be a very nurturing environment and feel our children are getting a quality education. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2005
I cannot express in words the serious need for reform this school needs. The entire administration and the majority of teachers and support staff (especially the new ones) present deplorable attitudes and a display complete lack of respect and little accountabillity. This school provides our vulnerable children with a hidious example of personal character. This school is in need of substantial, grave reform.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2005
We have children in kindergarten and 2nd grade attending NSES. The teachers are very good and we feel our children are getting a quality education. The school did have some issues with mold, leaking roof, water supply, air quality...but those problems have been fixed. The school committee and administration should have handled the problem better. The teachers are very friendly and work well with the kids, our children seem pretty happy. We used to pick our children up versus taking the bus, they could have been a little more diligent about checking IDs. Our children now take the bus and our driver and bus monitor are excellent. The school and classrooms seem to have sufficient supplies, curriculum is great, and the environment is clean and safe. With all that said, I think the school is very good, the administration just had some issues to overcome when the school was first built.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2004
The teachers & principal are excellent. My Child is more knowledgeable than other children in my family attending other top schools. No playground and no extra curricular activities available. Mold was a problem causing a delay in the schools start last year 2003. Administration office not quite together not very friendly. School is very clean and well maintained. Secure safe location off the main street. My child loves going every day. Bus rides very convienent.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2004
Serious indoor air quality issues, lame administration, no communication with parents, overcrowded, water issues, the list goes on. Teachers are the only positive part of the school.

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2003
My child is in NSES. What a school! The Teachers are wonderful, they really care about the children. The Principal is equally as wonderful. The air quality issue is not what alot of 'people' believe it to be. Do the research, it says it all. I did...and my child has special needs.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2003
I have two children at this school. I am proud to say that I feel that they are receiving a top quality education in a safe environment. The air quality issues that may have existed in the past have been remediated and the air quality continues to be monitored. It is a wonderful school with enthusiastic teachers who inspire our children!

- submitted by a community member

June 11, 2003
Lots of mold and indoor air quality/health issues.

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June 11, 2003
Fine teachers, no gifted program, poor air quality, no playground, poor administration.

- submitted by a community member

May 13, 2003
Indoor air quality issues are a big factor in this school.

- submitted by a community member

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North Smithfield Elementary School
2214 Providence Pk, North Smithfield, RI  02896
(401) 765-2260
Last modified North Smithfield Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-3. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Smithfield Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top