Gladstone Street School

50 Gladstone St, Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 270-8080
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 548 students 11 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

48%
59%
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64%
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70%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Cranston School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
63%
65%
58%
73%
69%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Cranston School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
63%
62%
64%
79%
72%
56%
68%
59%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Cranston School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

4%
67%
62%
14%
82%
73%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • 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

Gladstone Street School is a public middle school in Cranston. 548 students go to Gladstone Street School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 61% of the 548 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Gladstone Street School is 11:1. Hugh B. Bain Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 4%
Hispanic 55% 20%
Multiracial 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 65%
Asian 15% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My son goes to this school and he gets an excellent education.. The teachers and staff are great there and care about the students.. I went there as a child and I then ri had a great education

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to school at Gladstone Street School from 1959-1964. It was an excellent school then but so was the US educational system. ALL of my teachers were excellent. They made sure that you learned the material. Their only purpose was to provide the students with a solid education. They cared about each child. Progress reports were sent out if the child was not performing up to his/her capabilities. It saddens me to see that it has gone down hill academically and teacher caring. My fifth grade teacher saw me one day at the school after I had graduated high school and remembered who I was. If that is not caring and taking a special interest in the students then I do not know what is.

  • (1 year ago)

    When I was there between 1969 to 1972 we had a vice principle yelling on a public address system at lunch for us never to talk.The wall was all we learned and we frequently were not allowed to eat our full lunches.bad place then.I truly hope it has changed.it was dreadfull.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have to agree with some parents regarding their comments. But I want to say that what makes an effective teacher is the fact that all students received the same education and are treated equally. In the time my child was attending there I heard many teachers screaming or yelling at some students which does not help students excel. The principal have to realized that all parents want the best for their kids and providing negative comments to the students is not too professional. I think the principal is doing a great job but he has to change the way he expresses himself around people.

  • (7 years ago)

    I worked at Gladstone before I was laid off for a second time with the Cranston Public Schools. Overall I thought this school far exceeded what I now see in the Massachusetts public schools (where I work now). Staff was the friendliest and worked hard to provide quality education. I really miss working with the students and teachers as well as with the after school program where I taught extended music offerings and helped with homework club. The music program was building when I was there and I'm sure it's being taken care of now knowing the music teacher who replaced me. I also had positive parent interactions which were both helpful to both me and parents. Helping with NECAP and supporting the school environment overall was a joy as I worked extra hard to make Gladstone better in an environment where some kids did not have a good home life.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two young children in Gladstone. I disagree with the negative comments about the teachers and their lack of interest in getting the children the help that they need. I stay in contact with my childrens teachers dayly. If I ever have a problem I talk to the teachers right away. I feel that if a parent has a problem with a teacher or the Pricipal. It is because of lack of communication.

  • (8 years ago)

    I find the school to be a wonderful place for children to learn. The teachers are very caring. There is a strong emphasis on the arts and all major subjects are covered on a daily basis. The school is culturally diverse and works hard to incorporate all. The parent involvement is always a tough area but this school has a strong core of parents teachers and support staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two kids in this school.I would have to say the school is not at all the same as before we have a new principal and new teachers. The new principal doesn't follow up if you have a problem. On the other heand I am not happy with the feedback from teachers regarding the child progress. Teachers are not good with positive feedback but do call you with all negative issues.

  • (9 years ago)

    Both of my children graduated from This school last year. I found the teachers for the most part to be very supportive. The previous principal was amazing. He gave his all to this school and every person involved in it. I did however feel that I had to fight for everything I ever recieved in supportive services. As far as parental involvement it was always the same people. Nobody came out to work with the PTG and the organization can only do so much when 6 people show up for meetings.

  • (10 years ago)

    Teacher quality is excellent. I have first hand experience with several teachers who go well out of their way to assist the children in their class. US Stats prove this school is above average in parent/teacher communication and parent involvement.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have to agree with other rating. You try to be an involved parent. You are made to feel as if you are wasting the principals time with your concerns. You feel as if teachers are there only for paycheck and do not care about welfare of your child. If your child needs extra help that is a burden on them. Not what I expect from a school at all. I want my child to get a good education not be treated like a thing that doesn't matter. If our children are treated like this now how do you expect them to want to stay in school and learn. I thought schools were there to make learning fun and provide a better future for our children. You have to start when they are young. This school is not doing this. Priciple needs to change his ways.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school makes it very difficult for parental involvement in their child's education. They talk down to parents and they do not offer adequate special education services. Parents' concerns are shot down as if they do not care what the parents think or what the parents have observed throughout the course of the year regarding their child's performance. Very disappointed in this school.

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