School Details

George J. Peters School

15 Mayberry St, Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 270-8199
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 348 students 10 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

54%
59%
60%
78%
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

61%
63%
65%
77%
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

58%
63%
62%
76%
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

50%
67%
62%
77%
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

George J. Peters School is a public middle school in Cranston. 348 students go to George J. Peters School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 40% of the 348 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at George J. Peters School is 10:1. St Mary Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 65%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 20% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    My children are thriving at Peters and I commend the Principal for her hard work developing a warm and welcoming community focused on helping all students to succeed. The entire staff is always respectful and approachable and I feel that I have a team of thoughtful and caring professionals ensuring that my children feel safe and supported... everyday!

  • (5 months ago)

    I have to agree with the last 2 reviews concerning this school. They need to gut it out starting with the principal! The bullying that goes on is shocking and they do nothing about it. When the children reach out to teachers and staff they talk down to them and make them feel it's their fault or lying. These poor children don't feel like their being heard or feel secure in their environment. I'm talking 1st graders!! The teachers are condescending and mean to the kids that need a little extra attention. Laziness. I won't sit back and watch my child's self esteem be affected by their ignorance I'm pulling them out ASAP!! what a shame

  • (7 months ago)

    THIS SCHOOL IS AWFUL THE ONLY THING GOOD ABOUT IT IS GONE NOW THE 6TH GRADE TEACHER I WILL BE PULLING MY CHILD OUT ASAP THESE TEACHERS HAVE 0 CLUE HOW TO RUN A SCHOOL THE GOSSIP ABOUT THE PARENTS THE PTO PRES RUN'S THE SCHOOL AND THEY RING A COW BELL AT THE KIDS LIKE A HERD IT IS AWFUL STAY AWAY .....

  • (1 year ago)

    I must admit with limited resources and cuts from the state on education George J. Peters is impressive. I was very skeptical my son has been attending GJP for 3 years and it has been a wonderful experience. The school family runs as a team 24/7. They have one focus - a students growth development and in keeping the family involved. It's not all work no play. GJP's PTO team is very creative with fun ideas throughout the year. Overrall this is a well functioning school. I am also appreciative of there No Tolerance for bullying. 5 Stars for you GJP's.

  • (1 year ago)

    I really have to say are school is awesome our factually go above and beyond to ensure that our children learn everything from anti bulling to extra curriculum actives. Our school has a zero tolerance ago the extra mile to talk and to our children in trying to resolve any kind of issue that comes up . I think our school deserves a 5 star rating

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school my son loves going to school everyday he even asks to go early. His teacher is wonderful.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is extremely average and void of innovation and cultural enrichment programs. The principle acts like a security gaurd instead of a kind and caring leader.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a child in this school and I think it is great! The teachers are wonderful and caring. The moral in the school is at a high. I can't wait for my next two kids to come here!!

  • (6 years ago)

    peters is a great school and they definitely care about the children. the teachers and staff are courteous and friendly. i would recommend this school to others.

  • (6 years ago)

    I must say that Peter's is one of the best school's in Cranston to send your child.The school is clean and the staff and teacher's are so friendly and caring to the children.

  • (8 years ago)

    I LOVE this school ~ my child has had a wonderful 3 years in this school. Of course there is always room for a little improvement but as a parent I am very happy with Peter's.

  • (9 years ago)

    It's an okay school. Could be better.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have 2 past children that went here and now 1 in gr5. I am always in the school helping and on the pto I enjoy being involved. This is 1 of the best elementary schools in Cranston. Principal and teachers are caring and very much on top of everything. As far as a safe school very safe. Pto involvement in the school is 100%!

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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