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James R. D. Oldham School

Public | K-5 | 167 students

 

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Posted October 27, 2013

The are a school for kids that were expected not to succeed but with good teachers the kids have succeeded and become the number one elementary school in the town. It was not where they came from but where the teachers took them. Last year they were chosen to be closed by a group that had to take over the town that was close to default and bankruptcy. After a long and valid fight these not supposed to make it kids won again. They got a new school and the teachers and students were rewarded. Help them more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2012

Oldham school is a wonderful little school, I like the low number of children (180) the staff know all the kids! My son was chanllenged but not pushed. The teacher and staff made great accomedations for our split home and information that was sent home. The principal was strong and did great things for our school but unfortunately is now moving on. This school has a great reading program and overall good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

I am disappointed in the level of understanding being afforded to my grandson who attends this school. Some of the discipline levied does not "fit the crime". I would think that educators possess enough training in psychology, etc. , that would enable them to handle children who are only 5 or 6 yrs old. I would like to see more effort on the part of the educator and less finger-pointing toward the child. Let's not forget who the adults are and that we as adults have more experience. Also, staff members should not leave inappropriate items out in plain sight of children who would be tempted to touch and then get in trouble for doing so. One more thing, I know that there must be "corners" in the school, wouldn't that be more appropriate than sending a child home for a "misdemenor"? Really inappropriate discipline on the part of that teacher.


Posted September 26, 2010

They have a new principal who I believe will energize the teachers and the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2010

I have a daughter who is now in the 7th grade and one who is in 2nd grade, both attended this school. It is an excellent school! The teachers are fantastic and they are very family oriented! We have not had a problem there yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

I love Oldham because of the dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2009

Over the past year this school has been such a success in my home!! My child needs challenges in all in subject and is receiving those challenges from his teacher. I hope we can continue to work together is this wonderful partnership!! Much Happier then 2 years ago!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2008

JRD Oldham is a wonderful school! The teachers are outstanding! My son's fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Bickford is just wonderful! My son comes home excited everyday and can't wait to tell me about all the exciting things he is learning in school. Overall we are very happy!
—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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
37%

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 Students54%
Female45%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged students50%
Not economically disadvantaged students60%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students77%
Female73%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged students75%
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title I80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students60%
Female69%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged students34%
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title I60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female85%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged students33%
Not economically disadvantaged students86%
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%
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 Students48%
Female47%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged students47%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female80%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged students69%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students36%
Female40%
Male30%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged students43%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant36%
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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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 65% 65%
Black 14% 8%
Hispanic 13% 21%
Asian 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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