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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
Lawn School is a highly rated, public school located in Jamestown, RI. It has 229 students in grades 5-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$108,737
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,633
National
$949
Median Home Value
$641,800
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
229
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,136
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
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This school is probably the safest place to send your children but the worst thing you can do in the long run. When I went to school here, every single student in my grade was white. There is no diversity. There is less than 50 students per grade. It in no way prepares children for the real world. A vast majority of the student body comes from an immensely rich background. It is rare to be poor, fat, to have divorced parents, to have cheap clothes, to not be white, or to have any form of physical or mental disability. If a child falls into any of these categories or has something else that makes them distinctly different from the rest of the student body, they will be mercilessly bullied. The staff does not know how to handle children with special needs. The school is painted as a utopia but it is not.
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Located in tranquil Jamestown, the school is very safe. Personal safety is not a concern. In fact, all of the students leave their lockers unlocked because theft is not a concern either. In the wake of the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in nearby Connecticut, the School Department did add some security measures in order to protect the students from "potential" (IE: non-existent) outside threats. These include bullet-proof safety doors, security cameras, and a high-tech system for entry.

Bullying, although not extremely common, is usually handled well. I did have one extremely poorly-behaved student in my grade, however, and it seemed as though he / she caught the staff off-guard on some occasions because they were not accustomed to dealing with such disciplinary problems from a student. They seemed to underestimate this student's bullying capability as well.
Considering the size of the school (it's small ~ 200 kids), plenty of opportunities exist for students to get involved. Jamestown offers a number of interscholastic sports. Cross country and track are no-cut sports, and most of the other sports end up being no-cut as well. A note to the competitive athletes: Due to the school's small size, Jamestown sports teams do not fare well compared to the rest of the state.

Fall: Co-ed cross country, boys' soccer, girls' soccer

Winter: Boys' basketball, girls' basketball, co-ed track and field (spring; outdoor), and boys' baseball

Also, a sizable variety of after-school clubs and activities are offered. These generally meet one afternoon per week. Some examples of these clubs are student council, drama club, art club, jazz band, pep band, cooking club, Science Olympiad, and robotics. (Jazz band and pep band are offered in addition to music classes.) Lastly, a daily club is offered for students who need help with their homework.