School Details

Daniel D. Waterman School

722 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, RI 02910
(401) 270-8013
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 269 students 7 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

67%
59%
60%
70%
74%
70%

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
  • Cranston School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
63%
65%
84%
73%
69%

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
  • Cranston School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
63%
62%
86%
79%
72%
75%
68%
59%

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
  • Cranston School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
67%
62%
76%
82%
73%

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
  • Cranston School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Daniel D. Waterman School is a public middle school in Cranston. 269 students go to Daniel D. Waterman School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 32% of the 269 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Daniel D. Waterman School is 7:1. Valley Community School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 65%
Multiracial 6% 3%
Asian 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Hispanic 15% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My son attended this school for 2 years 3rd and 4th grade. His 3rd grade teacher was a first year recent grad teacher and she was phenominal. The special ed teacher for the duration of time is excellent. One thing I noticed about this school was the inconsistency in principals. His first year the position was filled by 3 candidates. It's almost as though they try it out don't like the fit and move on or they are using the school as a stepping stone. Either way this year was a complete waste. The current principal seems to hate children his regular teacher yells and screams behaving like one of the students and the school has allowed a severely mentally challenged child into the classroom. Even a regular child this mentally challenged child is distracting child such as my son who is easily distracted with this childs hourly outbursts and tantrums. My son and some other children will likely be repeating this year due to this poor decision to integrate this challenged child into a regular classroom setting. Very poor school. One of the worst for the area. If you have a choice send your childto another school in the area. Luckily there are many to choose from.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great principal who brought up test scores and is very professional. Parent group is very tough and negative however. That may change with time tho. No one wants to attend the meetings. There IS gifted programming also despite what one of the reviews said.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school--great principal! Neighborhood very friendly! Building is antiquated but virtually every portion of it seems to support student programming. Teachers and staff friendly and fairly 'no-nonsense.' Wish there was more 'grassy' areas for the kids to play on outside and wish there was at least some extra-curricular/creative learning models (e.g. gifted programming non-traditional programming etc.)

  • (5 years ago)

    This neighborhood school is fantastic with a low student to teacher ratio and a dedicated close-knit parent group. I have two children who attend Waterman and both have excelled in school. The only critisism would be that it is an older school and some indoor renovations should be made.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school in a great neighborhood

  • (7 years ago)

    i was a student here . and i loved this school .

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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