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Exeter-West Greenwich Regional Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 386 students

 
 

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Posted August 29, 2013

Very bad school. To much favoritism from teachers such as Mr Blake. I'm not impressed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

We had a great experience at EWG Junior High School. We were not local to the area when our child started at the elementary school, and by the time he was in junior high he knew everyone in the school and had a great time with his projects and classes. The teachers were good with communication and parental involvement was encouraged regularly. I feel our child grew tremendously during his years at this school, both academically and socially. I would highly recommend EWGJHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The EWG Junion High is a terrific school! The teachers are professional, caring, and always have the student's best interests in mind. My child is thriving there and loves going to school there every day. Keep up the good work, EWG Junior High!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

I would just like to clear the air because many of these reviews are old and need updating. Many of the teachers are very commited to the students. Especially Mrs. Livsey, she is always staying after or making arrangements to help students, she is very understanding to accomidating to students who have family issues, learning problems, or have come from differant backgrounds than other students, but is also helpful to normal students. She cares so much about her students. There are a few teachers who are not 100% fair. But the principal, Mr.Thomson is amazing and always makes sure things and if the students are having problems with the teahcers he is always there to help. He is deciated, caring, and is more than just a principal to students. He is very easy for them to relate to and he understands students very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

The school is 'Ok'. I am not impressed, and think the rating academically is inflated due to lack of affordable housing in the area. There is a lot of favoritism given to inept teachers who will remain in the system because they 'know someone'. There is also a lack of understanding toward children that don't come from the standard suburb, part time working mom, dad supporting the family kind of environment. There is very little understanding of anyone or anything that is different than the white picket fence family life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I like the looping program that allows students to stay with the same team for two years. My child has had some wonderful, caring and skilled teachers. The music program is integrated into the school day and is very good due to the commitment of the directors. The arts and sports programs are lacking. This rater assesses the principal's leadership abilities as poor. He/she does not appear to challenge teachers even when it would be in the best interest of the student and family/school relationship. The principal appears unable to fully understand individual student issues and often simply refers to policy manuals and their jargon to side step important issues. My child had done well at this school, but he/she would likely do well anywhere and perhaps better at another school. In looking at this schools performance on state testing, clearly there is need to improve the quality of academic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

I cannot express the level of disappointment my family has with Exter-West Greenwich Junior High. Staying after school does require learning disability. We encounted many teachers not committed to the education of the children. There are problems in this school that should get immediate attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

EWG lacks originality in its programs and implementation. They are dinosaurs in technology and require very little academically to remain on sports teams. Very often a simple solution becomes mired down in what is labeled 'policy' or 'procedure'. ie: Staying after for homework help requires a government accepted learning disability. If I could afford the move to a town that offers more variety and less status quo, I would do so in a heartbeat.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

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 58% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
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

All Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged students54%
Not economically disadvantaged students84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged students67%
Not economically disadvantaged students81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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 Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged students55%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant73%

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged students71%
Not economically disadvantaged students90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant87%

Writing

All Students77%
Female88%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged students67%
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 64%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Black 1% 8%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 14%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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930 Nooseneck Hill Rd
West Greenwich, RI 02817
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