Sowams Elementary School

  • Sowams Elementary School serves 246 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65-69% (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 60-64% (which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 40%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 41%.

School Overview

  • Sowams Elementary School's student population of 246 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-3
Total Students246 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sowams Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sowams Elementary School is 0.22, 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#35 out of 284 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sowams Elementary 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 Ratio16:113:1
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
25%
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Black
n/a
8%
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White
88%
59%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sowams Elementary 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%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sowams Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in RI.
Diversity Score0.220.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sowams Elementary 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 NameBarrington School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

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