Primrose Hill School

Public PK, KG-3

 60 Middle Highway
       Barrington, RI  02806


(401) 247-3170

District: Barrington

SchoolDigger Rank:
23rd of 166 Rhode Island Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,131 Help

Students who attend Primrose Hill School usually attend:

Middle:    Barrington Middle School
High:    Barrington High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.0
Number of students:  336

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.3%
Asian:
7.1%
Hispanic:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.7%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Primrose Hill School ranks better than 86.1% of elementary schools in Rhode Island. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Barrington School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86.98. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (81.3%), Asian (7.1%), Hispanic (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Primrose Hill School is 17, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Barrington School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Primrose Hill School is $14,131, which is the 2nd highest among 3 elementary schools in the Barrington School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Primrose Hill School:

SchoolDigger ranks Primrose Hill School 23rd of 166 Rhode Island public elementary schools. (See Primrose Hill School in the ranking list.)

Barrington:

SchoolDigger ranks Barrington 2nd of 57 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Primrose Hill School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 89.77 10th 169 94.1%
2010 87.67 13th 169 92.3%
2011 93.89 1st 165 99.4%
2012 83.36 26th 165 84.2%
2013 76.46 46th 165 72.1%
2014 85.94 12th 159 92.5%
2015 90.01 15th 169 91.1%
2016 80.51 25th 170 85.3%
2017 68.44 52nd 168 69.0%
2018 91.95 9th 169 94.7%
2019 90.53 14th 169 91.7%
2021 86.98 23rd 166 86.1%

Data source: test scores: Rhode Island Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Rhode Island Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.3)
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by a parent
Sunday, July 7, 2019

Open Quote Primrose Hill School has a student body and community that could potentially foster a truly excellent education. The quality of the test schools when you look at this school by the numbers should mostly be attributed to the largely affluent demographic who can afford to supplement the sub-par education offered by this school. The largely homogeneous nature of the school also denies the students a chance to have a culturally or economicly diverse experience. A lack of leadership, low teacher expectations and accountability, weak district oversight, and lack of consideration for the student as a whole child make this school a place we are very glad to leave. If you are considering buying in this school zone be prepared for an average education if your child is high performing, and to be constantly annoyed by the lack of professional clear communications from the school leadership. I give Primrose Hill school 2 stars instead of 1 only because of my positive experience with other families at this school and a couple of teachers/staff members. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Open Quote Four of our children were educated thru Primrose Hill School and our experience was excellent. They have a nurturing environment from K-3 and really invest in the children's success. Teachers are wonderful with a mix of experienced and young educators. Lastly they have an annual fair sponsored by the PTO who is very active and the proceed go to enrichment after school programs, the school is very much a collection of interested parties. Additionally 2 of our children graduated from Ivy league schools so they are doing something right. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Primrose Hill School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 329 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 333
1989 284 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 288
1990 316 2 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 319
1991 314 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 317
1992 332 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 337
1993 348 3 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 354
1994 355 2 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 362
1995 341 2 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 351
1996 341 2 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 351
1997 341 4 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 351
1998 322 2 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 333
1999 321 2 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 334
2000 326 2 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 338
2001 328 3 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 343
2002 336 3 15 0 0 n/a n/a 0 354
2003 336 3 15 0 0 n/a n/a 0 354
2004 332 4 14 0 1 n/a n/a 0 351
2005 324 2 9 3 1 n/a n/a 0 339
2006 322 2 9 3 1 n/a n/a 0 337
2007 346 1 12 2 1 n/a n/a 0 362
2008 324 4 17 1 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2009 318 6 18 4 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2010 315 4 17 1 0 n/a n/a 0 337
2011 305 5 18 1 2 0 13 0 344
2012 297 4 14 1 3 0 13 0 332
2013 296 3 18 3 3 0 8 0 331
2014 297 2 16 7 2 0 8 0 332
2015 278 2 17 6 2 0 9 0 314
2016 267 1 20 13 2 0 13 0 316
2017 244 3 16 14 0 0 18 0 295
2018 266 5 19 12 0 0 14 0 316
2019 254 4 24 14 0 0 16 0 312
2020 257 9 18 17 0 0 17 0 318
2021 273 5 24 17 0 0 17 0 336

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Primrose Hill School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 333 n/a n/a 5.1
1989 288 n/a n/a 2.1
1990 319 n/a n/a 2.2
1991 317 20.8 15.2 3.2
1992 337 20.0 16.8 2.1
1993 354 22.0 16.1 2
1994 362 19.0 19.1 4.1
1995 351 24.1 14.6 2
1996 351 24.1 14.6 2
1997 351 26.2 13.4 1.7
1998 333 26.0 12.8 3
1999 334 25.0 13.4 1.8
2000 338 28.7 11.8 1.8
2001 343 23.2 14.8 3.2
2002 354 n/a n/a 4.5
2003 354 n/a n/a 4.5
2004 351 17.0 20.6 4.3
2005 339 22.9 14.8 3.8
2006 337 27.0 12.5 3.6
2007 362 17.5 20.7 3.6
2008 346 22.0 15.7 4
2009 346 22.0 13.3 n/a
2010 337 22.0 15.3 7.1
2011 344 23.0 14.9 7.8
2012 332 24.0 13.8 9.3
2013 331 23.2 14.2 8.2
2014 332 18.7 17.7 10.5
2015 314 19.0 16.5 7
2016 316 20.0 15.8 9.2
2017 295 20.2 14.5 10.5
2018 316 19.3 16.3 8.9
2019 312 19.8 15.7 5.4
2020 318 20.3 15.6 7.2
2021 336 19.7 17.0 5.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Primrose Hill School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 333 n/a n/a 5.1
1989 288 n/a n/a 2.1
1990 319 n/a n/a 2.2
1991 317 20.8 15.2 3.2
1992 337 20.0 16.8 2.1
1993 354 22.0 16.1 2
1994 362 19.0 19.1 4.1
1995 351 24.1 14.6 2
1996 351 24.1 14.6 2
1997 351 26.2 13.4 1.7
1998 333 26.0 12.8 3
1999 334 25.0 13.4 1.8
2000 338 28.7 11.8 1.8
2001 343 23.2 14.8 3.2
2002 354 n/a n/a 4.5
2003 354 n/a n/a 4.5
2004 351 17.0 20.6 4.3
2005 339 22.9 14.8 3.8
2006 337 27.0 12.5 3.6
2007 362 17.5 20.7 3.6
2008 346 22.0 15.7 4
2009 346 22.0 13.3 n/a
2010 337 22.0 15.3 7.1
2011 344 23.0 14.9 7.8
2012 332 24.0 13.8 9.3
2013 331 23.2 14.2 8.2
2014 332 18.7 17.7 10.5
2015 314 19.0 16.5 7
2016 316 20.0 15.8 9.2
2017 295 20.2 14.5 10.5
2018 316 19.3 16.3 8.9
2019 312 19.8 15.7 5.4
2020 318 20.3 15.6 7.2
2021 336 19.7 17.0 5.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Primrose Hill School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $450 (3.2%) $13,681 (96.8%) $14,131

Data source: Rhode Island Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Primrose Hill School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 14th of 169 Elementary schoolsRanks 23rd of 166 Elementary schools
 5.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Primrose Hill School)74.170.3
 3.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Barrington)72.869.4
 3.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)47.940.4
 7.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Primrose Hill School)64.248.6
 15.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Barrington)6562.3
 2.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)36.125.1
 11%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students312336
 7.7%
African American45
 25%
American Indian00
Asian2424
Hispanic1417
 21.4%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races1617
 6.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.4%5.7%
 0.2%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Rhode Island Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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