School Details

W. R. Dutemple School

32 Garden St, Cranston, RI 02910
(401) 270-8104
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 321 students 9 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

47%
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

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

54%
63%
62%
88%
79%
72%
77%
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

56%
67%
62%
84%
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

W. R. Dutemple School is a public elementary school in Cranston. 321 students go to W. R. Dutemple School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 55% of the 321 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at W. R. Dutemple School is 9:1. St. Matthew School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 57% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 25% 14%
Asian 11% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of my kids have been going to Dutemple since Kindergarten and they are currently in first and third grade. We all LOVE this school. We have never had any issues and they have both had many caring intelligent compassionate teachers. There is a true feeling of community at this school because it is so small and the teachers and parents seem to have a mutual interest in the kids' education. The principal is often out walking around the school yard after school and I feel that if I ever had an issue I could approach her and talk about it. I have had conversations with her and she is helpful and friendly. My son has a peanut allergy and I feel he is very safe at this school as well. The only thing I would improve is that I wish there were more challenging materials. It seems that all of the kids are doing the same level of work which is just mediocre. I have friends who live in other states and their kids are doing much more challenging work. I'm not sure if this is because of this particular school or the RI school system as a whole though.

  • (1 year ago)

    One word Awful. I had teachers that treated me like I was two then teachers that treated me like I was 19. Bullying there Disgusting. Teachers and principles had no control nor did they try and gain it. I was there from 2006-12 and I hated it. Most of the time students were treated like animals. I will never send my kids to that school. EVER.

  • (2 years ago)

    Dutemple is not for us! We transferred there after moving to Cranston and it doesn't even compare to our old school in MA. My son was in an accelerated reading program in his old school. It seems Dutemple doesn't even offer such programs nor do they encourage daily reading. His teacher doesn't seem to know how to communicate with her young students properly. She speaks so my son with attitude and frustration even when he's NOT misbehaving. Maybe she's teaching the wrong grade level because a teacher is supposed to be supportive and helpful to students who may not understand directions the first time around. Be patient and understanding! We are going back to our old school!

  • (3 years ago)

    Teacher/ staff went above and beyond helping my daughter who struggles w/ reading. Very supportive.

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Overall score

(based on 10 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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