Award Year: 2015

Nayatt School

400 Nayatt Road
Barrington, RI, 02806-4328

(401) 247-3175

Ms. Tracey Lynn Whitehead, Principal at time of Nomination

Barrington Public Schools

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Mission

The Nayatt School of Barrington will empower all students to excel.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 9%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
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Student performance at the annual Variety Show

Student performance at the annual Variety Show

The mission of the Nayatt School is to empower all students to excel academically and socially. It is a K-3, suburban school committed to providing a learning environment appropriate to the developmental needs of five through eight year old children. The faculty and staff are grounded in the tenets of a Professional Learning Community. The staff are focused on student learning by participating in job-embedded professional development, continuous analysis of student data, and collaborative team time for planning for student needs and implementation of curriculum. The Learning Community at Nayatt School is supported in their success by a dynamic Parent/Teacher Organization and a strong network of parent volunteers. The partnership between the school and families is effective because of their singular mission to enhance and enrich student learning. Technology integration, fine arts, health/fitness, and literacy/numeracy grants are provided to teams of teachers by the Nayatt PTO. Parent and community volunteers collaborate strategically with educators to help all children feel safe and to develop their critical thinking skills. The students and teachers have access to resources that improve student achievement. As a PBIS School, children are taught to be safe, respectful, and responsible members of the community. Research-based instructional approaches such as Responsive Classroom promote optimal learning environments for students and teachers. Clear expectations and routines, interactive modeling, student choice, and reflective practices help the students to develop the necessary skills to be successful at other levels of their educational experience.