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There are so many ways to measure a school’s success – here are a few that I use:

  • The number of families beaming with pride after a project share
  • The number of times kids say, “AWESOME!” when I ask them how their day was
  • The number of helping parent and student hands for our many initiatives

While all of those are important measures, we are more than a strong community; we are a school. When students head off to high school after 9 years at Compass, we want to make sure that they feel well prepared to succeed in academics as well as in life. The number of students who are proficient in core skills is an important measurement to use as we gauge our success.

Each year, the RI Department of Ed offers school report cards and assigns classifications for each school. Compass is proud to have earned the highest of all rankings:”Commended” for the 3rd year in a row. Compass is one of only 9 schools in the state to have earned this highest designation for at least 3 years in a row.

Cheers to everyone for the many ways that our school shines – from the smiles to the standardized test scores; we rank among the top schools in the state. There is so much to celebrate at Compass.