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Joseph Jenks Junior High School

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Posted July 27, 2014

Jenks is the best junoir high school in Pawtucket. Jenks is a performing arts school and helps kids succeed wether if their major is Art, Theatre, Music, or dance. Jenks is home to Mrs.Labossiere, a Spanish teacher and was awarded "Teacher of The Year" . As being a student on the red team I can tell you that the teachers are awesome and really care about students grades and stay after school to help kids with work. As of extra classes we have technology, Gym and FCS . Also there are loads of sports that can be played throughout the year. As for fun there will be field trips throughout the year. Another thing is that if you are lucky enough to be on red team then at the end of every month the teachers buy treats for the students to have to celebrate the birthdays from that month. I can't ft hunk of a way that Jenks can improve. This is said because of the best school award, you can see the banner hanging up in the library. . If you think that the work will be hard trust me all work that teachers give you is not at all difficult to complete, this is bra cause the teachers help you understand what the work is about to make it easy. All I gotta say is. GO JENKS JAGUARS!!


Posted January 2, 2013

great school can never go wrong teachers are fantastic.has alot of great activities for kids .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

My daughter is only almost two months into the school year and I have to say I am impressed. Heard a lot of negative feeback but I will never ponder on that again...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2005

Excellent Gifted and Talented Program. Many afer-school and extracurricular activities. Provides many opportunities for bright students of Pawtucket. A rare good middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2004

This school is an absolute joke, especially for student with 'special needs'. Just try talking with the Principal and the Asst Sup't. for 2ndary Ed!
—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 59% in 2014.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
5%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
43%
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 Students46%
Female47%
Male47%
Black or African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
Multiracial60%
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged students47%
Not economically disadvantaged students47%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students54%
Female61%
Male48%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
Multiracial50%
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged students54%
Not economically disadvantaged students57%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant54%
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 Students41%
Female43%
Male38%
Black or African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged students36%
Not economically disadvantaged students66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant41%

Reading

All Students56%
Female66%
Male44%
Black or African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
Multiracial84%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged students51%
Not economically disadvantaged students88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant56%

Writing

All Students48%
Female59%
Male34%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged students43%
Not economically disadvantaged students71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant48%
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
Hispanic 41% 22%
White 26% 64%
Black 24% 8%
Two or more races 8% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 84%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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350 Division St
Pawtucket, RI 02860
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