School Details

Jamestown School-Melrose

76 Melrose Ave, Jamestown, RI 02835
(401) 423-7020
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 277 students 8 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

86%
86%
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85%
85%
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
  • Jamestown School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
65%
80%
80%
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
  • Jamestown School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jamestown School-Melrose is a public elementary school in Jamestown. 277 students attend Jamestown School-Melrose and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the 277 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jamestown School-Melrose is 8:1. Cluny School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 95%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.6%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.7% %
Hispanic 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    We love Jamestown School. We have a child in PreK and one in second grade. The principal is at all events and obviously cares about the kids. Most teachers are wonderful but as is true anywhere you need to find the right fit for your child. Some of the aides are cranky. Academically they score very well on the standards testing but could be reaching higher offering more (e.g. foreign language programming) to compete with the number of private schools on Aquidneck Island. Overall a solid school in a charming town.

  • (1 year ago)

    Melrose school is full of the sweetest smartest hard working teachers and caring staff. I have three kids in this school and all are happy active and learning appropriately (I'm a former Massachusetts public school teacher certified grades 5-12). We randomly found Jamestown when my husband was previously stationed in Nwpt and this time we elected to buy a home and hopefully retire from the military and become Jamestowners. Our kids already consider themselves "from" here. This town is Mecca for outgoing kind positive and successful people. If you can afford to live here do.

  • (3 years ago)

    Melrose is an excellent small town public school. As a military member with a special needs child (autism) the Melrose staff and the special education staff was more than happy to do whatever we needed to get the help we needed. By far one of the best public school experiences we've had in the country. The preschool is only half day and appeared to us as more play oriented rather than academic but being able to have both children at the same school was a definite bonus.

  • (4 years ago)

    Enthusiastic teachers responsive administration safe environment student differentiation good extra-curricular activities great parent involvement. A top-notch elementary school. My sons attend kindergarten and 2nd grade there.

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