Joseph Jenks Middle School

  • Joseph Jenks Middle School serves 586 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 6% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 11% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 38%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Joseph Jenks Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Rhode Island for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 41%.

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School Overview

  • Joseph Jenks Middle School's student population of 586 students has grown by 59% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students586 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Joseph Jenks Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 284 schools in Rhode Island (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Joseph Jenks Middle School is 0.71, 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#268 out of 284 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
31%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
38%
25%
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Black
26%
8%
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White
29%
59%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Joseph Jenks Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in RI.
Diversity Score0.710.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePawtucket School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

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