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George J. West El. School

Public | K-5 | 750 students

 

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Posted December 16, 2012

My son attends this school he is a kindergartner and he loves it...I love his teacher and everything she does to teach my son to learn..the only thing I dislike about the school is there is no where to park without getting harrassed and tickets to pick up my son from school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

I am a former student at West (1988), when going to this school we all had a great deal of pride even for elementary school students. I believe that without the education I recieved at West I would not be as successful as I have become. The school teaches more than just academics it shows students that you do not need the best equipment or facilities to achieve success. I do admit that when I visit Rhode Island the surronding area has taken a downward turn but the school is a historic building (the school used to be a high school before mount pleasant hig opened)


Posted September 17, 2009

My son loves his school he talks about it everyday
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

As a former teacher assistant at G.J.West, I will say that the staff work hard at acheiving all tthat he state requires as well as meeting the needs of the students and parents. I am proud to have reached out and embraced the lives of many first graders over the 8 years I was a staff member. I know it may apear they are a low acheiving school, but given what they are allowed to work with, they are making great strides. West is Best!


Posted January 11, 2008

this school is the lowest scoring elementary school in the state.they are way below standards and the school is very close to being shut down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

My son just started the fifth grade and so far, it is going better than I expected, which is really good. I sent his teacher a letter the first day of school, as I always do and to my surprise she had sent all the parents a long letter home too telling us what to expect from her and what she expects from us as parents and the kids as students. We have not had an open house yet for me to meet with her but I did speak to her on the phone already upon my request. The school has gotten better each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

My 2 children have attended West Elementary since 1st grade and they have always loved it. The teachers are great and really care for the children and i've always had good relationships with the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

Hey! I was a former student here. I went there K-5. I am know currently in 6th grade in the gifted program in Nathanael Greene I believe that the teachers there helped me get in the program. One of my friends I met in school was in everyone of my classes. her name is darlene Tat. She made it in the gifted program also. All of the teachers were very nice. My brothers went there too. My oldest brother is in college at RIC and my other brother is a TExtron Chambers high school. I met all my friends a t that school and I just loved it there!
—Submitted by a former student


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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 60% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
12%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
35%
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 Students36%
Female33%
Male39%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students35%
Not economically disadvantaged students50%
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant36%

Reading

All Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students52%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant55%
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 Students40%
Female39%
Male39%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students37%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I40%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)28%
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant40%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female54%
Male46%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students48%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I49%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant49%
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 Students28%
Female21%
Male33%
Black or African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged students28%
Not economically disadvantaged students25%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English32%
Not migrant28%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female37%
Male36%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged students35%
Not economically disadvantaged students50%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant37%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students32%
Female40%
Male24%
Black or African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged students29%
Not economically disadvantaged students50%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant32%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 69% 22%
Black 16% 8%
White 6% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 91%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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