School Details

Sowams Elementary School

364 Sowams Rd, Barrington, RI 02806
(401) 247-3180

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 261 students 11 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 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. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Barrington School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sowams Elementary School is a public elementary school in Barrington. 261 students go to Sowams Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 6% of the 261 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sowams Elementary School is 11:1. Hampden Meadows School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 92%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    Both children excelled at this school because they are able to detect deficiency early and give extra support until goals are mastered. This school goes the extra extra mile!

  • (9 years ago)

    My youngest child attends Sowams and it has been through many changes since my first son began in 1998. Solid academics caring parents consistent teachers and great facilities however principal is not inelligent or flexible.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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