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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing & Visual Arts is an above average, public school located in Pawtucket, RI. It has 166 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
About Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing & Visual Arts...
Address
350 Divison Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Telephone
(401) 721-2148

Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing & Visual Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1090
41 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$38,340
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$848
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Dance shows
    23%
  • Improv shows
    23%
  • Open mic nights
    23%
  • Cabaret
    14%
  • Battle of the classes
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
166
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
36%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,781
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,084/ year
National
$12,239
36%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
9%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing & Visual Arts Reviews

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I love Jacqueline M. Walsh because it is a very welcoming environment with wonderful staff and students. It is a small community, ensuring a better personal relationship with teachers. Overall, this school is a good place for students to learn and pursue a hobby or passion they love.
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The teachers at this school are great! All are very nice and constantly remind the students that they are available before and after school for extra help. There is no excuse for failing a class because there are so many opportunities to get the help you need. I feel like the teachers are interested and care for their students. They care about what we have to say and want everyone to engage in class discussions. Also, the communication skills of the teachers is very well. They know how to keep students engaged and listening.
JMW was an interesting experience. While the student body is very unique and the school culture is enjoyable, it took up until this year for the school to fix the moldy ceiling tiles and realize that the partitions were a fire hazard. The Senior Seminar program helped me ready myself for college. The administration was mostly focused on Jenks, the junior high we share a building with, until this year as well. There are no sports teams, which makes sense considering we're a tiny performing arts school. The food is your average public school food. The bathrooms are disgusting, aside from the nurse's bathroom. The temperature in the school is also very inconsistent. However, there are many good teachers with good senses of humor and interesting curriculum. It is a school I would recommend, especially since the changes that have been made this year.