Sowams Elementary School

364 Sowams Road
Barrington, RI 02806
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%
Serving 268 students in grades Kindergarten-3, Sowams Elementary School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Rhode Island for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 23%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 36%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 268 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • : Top 5% in RI
  • : 70-74% (Top 1%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), RI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Sowams Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Rhode Island for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Sowams Elementary School's student population of 268 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-3
Total Students
268 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Sowams Elementary School ranks within the top 5% of all 288 schools in Rhode Island (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Sowams Elementary School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (RI)
#10 out of 288 schools
(Top 5%)
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70-74%
23%
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65-69%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
29%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
82%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.32
This chart display the diversity score of Sowams Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
1%
6%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), RI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sowams Elementary School's ranking?
Sowams Elementary School is ranked #10 out of 288 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Rhode Island.
What schools are Sowams Elementary School often compared to?
Sowams Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Nayatt School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70-74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 23% RI state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% RI state average).
How many students attend Sowams Elementary School?
268 students attend Sowams Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
82% of Sowams Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sowams Elementary School?
Sowams Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 13:1.
What grades does Sowams Elementary School offer ?
Sowams Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-3
What school district is Sowams Elementary School part of?
Sowams Elementary School is part of Barrington School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 268 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • : Top 5%
  • : 70-74% (Top 1%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), RI Dept. of Education

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