Award Year: 2022

Fort Barton School

99 Lawton Avenue
Tiverton, RI, 02878-4631

(401) 624-6114

Ms. Amy Donnelly Roche, Principal at time of Nomination

Tiverton School District

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Our mission is to establish a community of learners and learning, through relationships, relevance, and rigor. We are here to educate each of the students we serve through high-quality instruction and positive relationships.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 6%
Welcoming our students

Welcoming our students

Located in beautiful Tiverton, Rhode Island, Fort Barton School is an inclusive elementary school serving children from kindergarten through fourth grade. At this community school, dedicated educators strive to support and accelerate each child's growth. Fort Barton educators analyze and use information from universal screenings, from classroom activities, from student work, as well as from assessments and software. The faculty collaborates to use this information to adjust how we teach.

Our planning and school-wide data conversations are used to share what we are learning about each student, and adjust the manner, style, groups, and modalities of how we teach. We block out and elevate time for these important conversations. This practice is bolstered by the high quality curricula adopted by our district, as well as a strong system for professional learning, and a culture that values the professional judgment of teachers to do what is right for our students. All children at Fort Barton access core curriculum, and we hold our expectations high. We recognize that each of our students can make great growth when well-supported. We have learned that this support is often -at its core- social emotional. We target social emotional and academic interventions for small groups of students and/or individual children.

Fort Barton School celebrates kindness. Students learn and practice the spirit of giving through class activities and school-wide projects that benefit our community. Core to Fort Barton School's success is the faculty's shared belief in our students' capacity to learn, both socially and academically.