Forest Avenue School

Summary:

Forest Avenue School is an elementary school located in Middletown, Rhode Island, serving 281 students from kindergarten to 3rd grade. The school is part of the Middletown School District, which is ranked 26 out of 59 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Forest Avenue School stands out for its diverse student population, with 57.65% White, 6.76% African American, 19.22% Hispanic, 6.76% Asian, and 9.25% two or more races. This diversity is higher than nearby schools like Aquidneck School and Gaudet Learning Academy. The school has also shown improvement in its test scores, with 45.1% of 3rd-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, higher than the Middletown (41.8%) and Rhode Island (36.8%) averages. However, the school's math proficiency rate of 29.4% for 3rd-grade students is lower than the Middletown (30.4%) and Rhode Island (34.5%) averages.

While Forest Avenue School has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (32.74%) compared to nearby schools, it also has a higher spending per student ($16,865) than the state average. The school has shown steady improvement in its statewide ranking, moving from 129th out of 169 Rhode Island elementary schools in 2018-2019 to 75th out of 167 schools in 2022-2023, with a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger. By focusing on areas like math proficiency and addressing the needs of its diverse student population, Forest Avenue School has the potential to continue its upward trajectory and become a top-performing elementary school in the state.


Detail:

Public K-3

 315 Forest Avenue
       Middletown, RI  02842


(401) 849-9434

District: Middletown

SchoolDigger Rank:
75th of 167 Rhode Island Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,865 Help


Students who attend Forest Avenue School usually attend:

Middle:    Gaudet Middle School
High:    Middletown High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.7 Help
Number of students:  281

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.7%
Hispanic:
19.2%
Two or more races:
9.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Forest Avenue School ranks better than 55.1% of elementary schools in Rhode Island. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Forest Avenue School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Middletown School District. Racial makeup is: White (57.7%), Hispanic (19.2%), two or more races (9.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 32.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Forest Avenue School is 12.7, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Middletown School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Forest Avenue School is $16,865. 1 elementary schools in the Middletown School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Forest Avenue School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Middletown:

SchoolDigger ranks Middletown 26th of 59 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Forest Avenue School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 68.57 66th 169 60.9%
2010 76.97 43rd 169 74.6%
2011 66.71 62nd 165 62.4%
2012 62.95 73rd 165 55.8%
2013 35.11 118th 165 28.5%
2014 84.44 21st 159 86.8%
2015 54.74 78th 169 53.8%
2016 53.83 81st 170 52.4%
2017 55.63 79th 168 53.0%
2018 33.36 112th 169 33.7%
2019 23.01 129th 169 23.7%
2021 33.59 101st 166 39.2%
2022 36.23 93rd 166 44.0%
2023 50.07 75th 167 55.1%
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Data source: test scores: Rhode Island Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Forest Avenue School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 152 1 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 158
1993 158 2 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 167
1994 171 3 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 180
1995 221 29 8 11 2 n/a n/a 0 271
1996 221 29 8 11 2 n/a n/a 0 271
1997 247 28 8 18 1 n/a n/a 0 302
1998 271 41 8 16 1 n/a n/a 0 337
1999 297 22 10 17 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2000 292 28 5 25 2 n/a n/a 0 352
2001 246 47 5 15 1 n/a n/a 0 314
2002 325 45 13 18 2 n/a n/a 0 403
2003 325 45 13 18 2 n/a n/a 0 403
2004 265 32 8 11 0 n/a n/a 0 316
2005 278 20 8 13 1 n/a n/a 0 320
2006 249 22 7 14 2 n/a n/a 0 294
2007 234 17 7 17 1 n/a n/a 0 276
2008 234 20 5 12 3 n/a n/a 0 274
2009 247 19 12 19 2 n/a n/a 0 299
2010 268 34 24 23 3 n/a n/a 0 352
2011 264 23 8 40 2 0 24 0 361
2012 236 20 25 51 1 0 27 0 360
2013 240 23 15 57 0 0 36 0 371
2014 200 15 22 57 2 0 35 0 331
2015 199 22 22 54 2 1 39 0 339
2016 192 22 14 45 1 2 37 0 313
2017 190 28 11 48 1 1 43 0 322
2018 210 33 15 55 1 2 46 0 362
2019 202 21 11 46 4 1 35 0 320
2020 202 28 8 54 4 1 35 0 332
2021 181 22 9 50 5 2 33 0 302
2022 172 21 15 62 4 2 30 0 306
2023 162 19 19 54 1 0 26 0 281

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 Forest Avenue School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 158 8.0 19.7 8.2
1993 167 11.4 14.6 7.8
1994 180 13.0 13.8 6.7
1995 271 20.0 13.6 23.6
1996 271 20.0 13.6 23.6
1997 302 21.2 14.2 20.9
1998 337 20.0 16.9 16
1999 346 23.0 15.0 31.8
2000 352 22.0 16.0 33.5
2001 314 19.8 15.9 31.2
2002 403 n/a n/a 22.1
2003 403 n/a n/a 22.1
2004 316 4.0 79.0 24.1
2005 320 16.0 20.0 23.4
2006 294 33.0 8.9 24.5
2007 276 15.0 18.4 27.9
2008 274 22.0 12.5 25.9
2009 299 22.6 9.5 26.4
2010 352 25.5 13.8 33.2
2011 361 22.6 15.9 34.9
2012 360 23.0 15.6 40
2013 371 20.7 17.8 39.6
2014 331 20.7 15.9 35
2015 339 19.0 17.8 39.5
2016 313 21.0 14.9 38.7
2017 322 21.5 14.9 44.1
2018 362 26.0 13.9 39.2
2019 320 24.3 13.1 39.7
2020 332 21.8 15.2 33.7
2021 302 22.7 13.2 26.5
2022 306 21.2 14.4 22.5
2023 281 22.0 12.7 32.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Forest Avenue School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 158 8.0 19.7 8.2
1993 167 11.4 14.6 7.8
1994 180 13.0 13.8 6.7
1995 271 20.0 13.6 23.6
1996 271 20.0 13.6 23.6
1997 302 21.2 14.2 20.9
1998 337 20.0 16.9 16
1999 346 23.0 15.0 31.8
2000 352 22.0 16.0 33.5
2001 314 19.8 15.9 31.2
2002 403 n/a n/a 22.1
2003 403 n/a n/a 22.1
2004 316 4.0 79.0 24.1
2005 320 16.0 20.0 23.4
2006 294 33.0 8.9 24.5
2007 276 15.0 18.4 27.9
2008 274 22.0 12.5 25.9
2009 299 22.6 9.5 26.4
2010 352 25.5 13.8 33.2
2011 361 22.6 15.9 34.9
2012 360 23.0 15.6 40
2013 371 20.7 17.8 39.6
2014 331 20.7 15.9 35
2015 339 19.0 17.8 39.5
2016 313 21.0 14.9 38.7
2017 322 21.5 14.9 44.1
2018 362 26.0 13.9 39.2
2019 320 24.3 13.1 39.7
2020 332 21.8 15.2 33.7
2021 302 22.7 13.2 26.5
2022 306 21.2 14.4 22.5
2023 281 22.0 12.7 32.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Forest Avenue School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $790 (5.5%) $13,548 (94.5%) $14,338
2019 $947 (6.1%) $14,474 (93.9%) $15,421
2020 $848 (5.8%) $13,815 (94.2%) $14,663
2021 $1,219 (7.2%) $15,646 (92.8%) $16,865

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Forest Avenue 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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 129th of 169 Elementary schoolsRanks 75th of 167 Elementary schools
 31.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Forest Avenue School)32.545.1
 12.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Middletown)46.341.8
 4.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)47.936.8
 11.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Forest Avenue School)29.129.4
 0.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Middletown)32.630.4
 2.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)36.134.5
 1.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students320281
 12.2%
African American2119
 9.5%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian1119
 72.7%
Hispanic4654
 17.4%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White202162
 19.8%
Two or More Races3526
 25.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.7%32.7%
 6.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Avenue School

In the 2022-23 school year, 281 students attended Forest Avenue School.

Forest Avenue School ranks 75th of 167 Rhode Island elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Forest Avenue School are 58% White, 19% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 7% African American, 7% Asian.

Students who attend Forest Avenue School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Gaudet Middle School
High : Middletown High School


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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.

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