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Fort Barton School

Public | K-4

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Posted November 12, 2010

What are you talking about?!?!? Fort Barton Elementary School in Tiverton is one of the best in the area! It is a brand new school in a very beautiful location. Teachers are dedicated and helpful to the children and the parents. My son went to that school and it was a wonderful experience for him and us. Later he had to change schools because of the district lines and the other school was excellent too. Why are some people so mean? I've had to move a few times throughout my life and my children went to many different schools. I feel that my youngest is the luckiest because he has had the opportunity to go through the whole school system in Tiverton. If you want your child to succeed you have to work on it too. Elementary children need to be nurtured in school and at home, but school is where they learn how to read, think and be around others. That can get frustrating to an emotionally challenged child no matter where you live. Fort Barton School has great teachers, a caring staff, visionary principal and the high standards all parents should want for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

HORRIBLE! You would be better off putting your child in boot camp. It's all about the $$ with these Teachers. Elementary aged children need to be nurtured from time to time. They are little! You won't find that here. We are SO happy and Thankful to be able to move to a new community where our children run from the bus SMILING (not crying...) everyday! Stay away if you can....A lot of Tiverton residents send their children to Private Schools.....
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged students67%
Not economically disadvantaged students97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant88%

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged students92%
Not economically disadvantaged students90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant91%
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 Students87%
Female80%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
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

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 97% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 22%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Speech and language therapist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
School psychologist
Reading specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Orchestra
  • Theory

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:50 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • The Feinstein Foundation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Tiverton Middle School
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99 Lawton Ave
Tiverton, RI 02878
Phone: (401) 624-6114

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