Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Potter-Burns School

Public | K-6

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars


Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

7 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 29, 2009

I think the teachers go above there job to help children in need , great staff , great principle , only thing i would suggest is extra curr. activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

I think this is a great school, and the teachers are doing a great job. I feel that some parents should realize that there is so much that teachers can do in the classroom, so when the children are at home the parents should take the initiatve to take what they learned during the day and continue it at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

I think this is a great school, and the teachers are doing a great job. I feel that some parents should realize that there is so much that teachers can do in the classroom, so when the children are at home the parents should take the initiatve to take what they learned during the day and continue it at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

Our recess should be 30 min it really stinks that our recess is 15 min. I really like the new lunch monitor.we maybe should even new and/or more recess and gym eqipment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

My son is in potter burns now, I have had no problems with the school, teachers, principle are very nice, they are on top of things right away if there is a problem. A++ school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2005

The new principal here is great! Our test scores have improved WAY up! There hasn't been a principal this good since Mr. Berrata! Yet, the food is horrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2004

Potter Burns has improved with the new principal. They still have a ways to go with the special education department but that is city wide. The teachers for the most part care about what they are doing, though most seem to have problems with the amount of time they can spend at the schools with their students.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
16%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
45%

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

The state average for Math was 62% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
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 Students60%
Female66%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
White (non-Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged students52%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged students64%
Not economically disadvantaged students89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students65%
Female71%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
White (non-Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged students61%
Not economically disadvantaged students69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant65%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged students67%
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant75%
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 Students59%
Female64%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged students52%
Not economically disadvantaged students71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant59%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female50%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged students49%
Not economically disadvantaged students79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant60%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female64%
Male35%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged students38%
Not economically disadvantaged students54%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant44%
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 Students64%
Female63%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged students60%
Not economically disadvantaged students75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant64%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged students71%
Not economically disadvantaged students88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 63% 64%
Hispanic 21% 22%
Black 8% 8%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

973 Newport Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: (401) 729-6250

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

St Cecilia School
Pawtucket, RI


Curvin-Mccabe School
Pawtucket, RI




St Teresa School
Pawtucket, RI



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT