Sarah Dyer Barnes School

  • Sarah Dyer Barnes School serves 296 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (which is higher 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 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Rhode Island state average of 40%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 41%.

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School Overview

  • Sarah Dyer Barnes School's student population of 296 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 127% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students296 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sarah Dyer Barnes School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sarah Dyer Barnes School is 0.30, which is less 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#91 out of 284 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sarah Dyer Barnes School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
3%
8%
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White
83%
59%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sarah Dyer Barnes School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in RI.
Diversity Score0.300.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sarah Dyer Barnes 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 NameJohnston School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

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The Behavior Specialist worked with my child over the past year (as well as with many of the students) and he is now more confident, social, verbal and happy. I have heard positive feedback from other parents also. thank you
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