School Details

Gorton Junior High School

69 Draper Ave, Warwick, RI 02889
(401) 734-3350
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 451 students 8 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

63%
60%
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74%
75%
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
  • Warwick School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
57%
58%
77%
80%
77%
67%
66%
65%

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
  • Warwick School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gorton Junior High School is a public middle school in Warwick. 451 students attend Gorton Junior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 37% of the 451 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gorton Junior High School is 8:1. Overbrook Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 87%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers in the seventh grade were impressive. They went out of their way in order to help the kids. The dedication of this group of teachers and what they brought to the classroom was brilliant.

  • (6 years ago)

    im recently a new 7th grader and last year i was scared of gorton but now i love it all the teachers are there to help us not to just get payed u can join sports drama or sgtay after and do homwork and get more one on one help.Lets go gorton raiders

  • (6 years ago)

    ok gorton is a great school! parents i go to gorton as an eigth grader and i loved both years. you have friends to talk to and the teachers always want to help whether it be academically or personally. the principal is very nice and the vice principal has recently changed. the classes are fun most of the time and you can join any of the many extra curricular activities offered throughout the year. band and chorus are great for students who are inspired by music and skills classes are so your child can do their homework in school so they have less to do when they get home! gorton has been a great school for almost every student i've talked to. they all say something to the effect of 'i would never want to go to wynman or aldrich.' thank - you! - A Gorton Student

  • (6 years ago)

    Gorton is a horrible school and there is barely any art and music. The gym teachers go to hard on the kids.

  • (8 years ago)

    Little or no homework is assigned. Student do a lot of coloring watching movies and making poster project but their is much less emphasis on the three R's. The office staff makes parents fell like intruders.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was pleased with my daughter's academic progress especially in English and Literacy over her two years in attendance even with all of their contractual issues. PTO is super!

  • (9 years ago)

    Overall I am not very satisfied with this school. Office personal don't seem to know whats going on in the school when asked questions. I had called to talk with my son and the response was ' we cant get a hold of him.' More teacher/parent contact is needed. PTO is much better and they are trying to make it a fun school for the kids but absolutely no help from teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academic programs are average to mediocre. Not enough concentration given by teachers on correct punctuation grammer and spelling as should be on this level. Barely any homework assigned and kids not taught how to study. No parental contact except progress reports and reports cards at all. Would appreciate more contact from teachers as to day to day activities and how the child is doing. I know there is a music program; am not aware of any other art sports or extracurricular activities (again due to lack of contact with the parents). Sale of school function tickets (i.e. dance tickets) disorganized. Kids don't even know where to go to get them. Would like to see improvements made.

  • (10 years ago)

    A quick tour of this school and you will understand the school's emphasis. The secretary administators and guidence work areas are all air condition with new mondern furniture. It seems that these areas have no trouble getting the money they need to make the enviroment they work in comfortable. Sadly the area where students are ask to perform don't match the 'office' area standards. Students sit in classroom with poor air circulation and broken windows. The desks especially the teacher's desks are often old and appear to be in disrepair.

  • (11 years ago)

    Gorton has brought down a lot of the students self esteem and anverything it makes children feel low and helpless. And it is a horrible School. The teachers are uncaring and surely.

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