John F. Deering Middle School

  • John F. Deering Middle School serves 1,009 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 24% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 37% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 40%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 41%.

Top Placements

John F. Deering Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Rhode Island for:

School Overview

  • John F. Deering Middle School's student population of 1,009 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has grown by 45% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students1,009 students
This chart display total students of John F. Deering Middle School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of John F. Deering Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of John F. Deering Middle School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of John F. Deering Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

  • John F. Deering Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of John F. Deering Middle School is 0.39, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (RI)
Overall School Rank#164 out of 284 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of John F. Deering Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of John F. Deering Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of John F. Deering Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in John F. Deering Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Asian
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in John F. Deering Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
13%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in John F. Deering Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
6%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in John F. Deering Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
77%
59%
This chart display the percentage of White students in John F. Deering Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in John F. Deering Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in John F. Deering Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in RI.
Diversity Score0.390.36
This chart display the diversity score of John F. Deering Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in John F. Deering Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in John F. Deering Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Warwick School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Warwick West Warwick High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 951 students
    0.0 miles
    1 Webster Knight Drive
    West Warwick, RI 02893
    (401)821-6596
    0.0 9-12 951
  • West Warwick John F. Horgan School
    Grades: K-4 | 517 students
    0.5 miles
    124 Providence Street
    West Warwick, RI 02893
    (401)822-8449
    0.5 K-4 517
  • West Warwick Maisie E. Quinn School Magnet School
    Grades: PK
    1.2 miles
    1 Brown Street
    West Warwick, RI 02893
    (401)822-8456
    1.2 PK n/a
  • West Warwick Wakefield Hills El. School
    Grades: PK-4 | 427 students
    1.4 miles
    505 Wakefield Street
    West Warwick, RI 02893
    (401)822-8452
    1.4 PK-4 427
  • Warwick Scott School
    Grades: K-6 | 301 students
    1.5 miles
    833 Centerville Road
    Warwick, RI 02886
    (401)734-3585
    1.5 K-6 301

School Reviews

Review John F. Deering Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
What happens when nearly half of a state's teachers call in "sick" for school? Learn about the turmoil between legislators and the teachers union in Wisconsin and how the rallies, protests, and fighting will set precedence for other budget-strapped states.
Millions of people struggle with mental health issues on a daily basis, but no one wants to think that these issues might affect children. As a parent, it is your responsibility to know what your child needs and to provide it. This includes identifying problem behaviors and seeking treatment when your child needs help.
Students all over the nation go hungry every day not because their schools don’t offer lunch, but because they refuse them to children with outstanding debts. Read on to learn about the horror that is lunch shaming and what can be done about it.