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Gorton Junior High School

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3 stars

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Posted August 16, 2012

The teachers in the seventh grade were impressive. They went out of their way in order to help the kids. The dedication of this group of teachers and what they brought to the classroom was brilliant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2008

im recently a new 7th grader and last year i was scared of gorton but now i love it all the teachers are there to help us not to just get payed u can join sports drama or sgtay after and do homwork and get more one on one help.Lets go gorton raiders
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

ok, gorton is a great school! parents, i go to gorton as an eigth grader, and i loved both years. you have friends to talk to, and the teachers always want to help, whether it be academically or personally. the principal is very nice, and the vice principal has recently changed. the classes are fun most of the time, and you can join any of the many extra curricular activities offered throughout the year. band and chorus are great for students who are inspired by music, and skills classes are so your child can do their homework in school, so they have less to do when they get home! gorton has been a great school for almost every student i've talked to. they all say something to the effect of 'i would never want to go to wynman or aldrich.' thank - you! - A Gorton Student
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2008

Gorton is a horrible school and there is barely any art and music. The gym teachers go to hard on the kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2007

Little or no homework is assigned. Student do a lot of coloring, watching movies and making poster project, but their is much less emphasis on the three R's. The office staff makes parents fell like intruders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2006

I was pleased with my daughter's academic progress especially in English and Literacy over her two years in attendance even with all of their contractual issues. PTO is super!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

Overall I am not very satisfied with this school. Office personal don't seem to know whats going on in the school when asked questions. I had called to talk with my son and the response was , ' we cant get a hold of him.' More teacher/parent contact is needed. PTO is much better and they are trying to make it a fun school for the kids but absolutely no help from teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

Academic programs are average to mediocre. Not enough concentration given by teachers on correct punctuation, grammer, and spelling as should be on this level. Barely any homework assigned and kids not taught how to study. No parental contact except progress reports and reports cards at all. Would appreciate more contact from teachers as to day to day activities and how the child is doing. I know there is a music program; am not aware of any other art, sports or extracurricular activities (again, due to lack of contact with the parents). Sale of school function tickets (i.e., dance tickets) disorganized. Kids don't even know where to go to get them. Would like to see improvements made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2004

A quick tour of this school and you will understand the school's emphasis. The secretary, administators, and guidence work areas are all air condition with new mondern furniture. It seems that these areas have no trouble getting the money they need to make the enviroment they work in comfortable. Sadly, the area where students are ask to perform don't match the 'office' area standards. Students sit in classroom with poor air circulation and broken windows. The desks, especially the teacher's desks, are often old and appear to be in disrepair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2004

Gorton has brought down a lot of the students self esteem and anverything it makes children feel low and helpless. And it is a horrible School. The teachers are uncaring and surely.
—Submitted by a 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 59% in 2014.

229 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
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

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged students68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged students63%
Not economically disadvantaged students82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
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 Students61%
Female59%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged students54%
Not economically disadvantaged students64%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged students69%
Not economically disadvantaged students82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Writing

All Students67%
Female85%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged students59%
Not economically disadvantaged students71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
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
White 88% 64%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 3% 8%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 37%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: (401) 734-3350

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