Narragansett Pier School

Summary:

Narragansett Pier School is a public middle school serving grades 5-8 in Narragansett, Rhode Island, with a student population of 297. This high-performing school is part of the Narragansett School District, which is ranked 9th out of 59 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Narragansett Pier School consistently outperforms its peers, with a significantly higher percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science compared to the state averages. For example, in 2022-2023, 47.3% of Narragansett Pier students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state average of 35.1% for 5th grade. The school has also maintained a strong statewide ranking, consistently placing in the top 20 middle schools in Rhode Island over the past decade, and ranking 12th out of 64 middle schools in the state in 2022-2023. Additionally, Narragansett Pier School has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 13:1, which may contribute to its academic success.

When compared to nearby middle schools, such as Frank E. Thompson Middle and Gaudet Middle School, Narragansett Pier School stands out as a high-performing institution. In 2022-2023, Narragansett Pier School's ELA proficiency rate of 47.3% was significantly higher than the state average of 35.1% and the rates of these nearby schools, which were 10.6% and 38.3%, respectively. This consistent academic excellence, along with the school's diverse student population and higher per-student spending, make Narragansett Pier School a standout choice for families in the Narragansett area.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 235 South Pier Road
       Narragansett, RI  02882


(401) 792-9430

District: Narragansett

SchoolDigger Rank:
12th of 64 Rhode Island Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $22,074 Help


Students who attend Narragansett Pier School usually attend:

High:    Narragansett High School

Feeder schools for Narragansett Pier School:

Elementary:    Narragansett Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  13.0 Help
Number of students:  297

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.2%
Hispanic:
4.7%
Two or more races:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.8% Help


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Compare Details Narragansett Pier School ranks better than 81.3% of middle schools in Rhode Island. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.64. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (89.2%), Hispanic (4.7%), two or more races (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Narragansett Pier School is 13. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Narragansett Pier School is $22,074.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Narragansett Pier School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Narragansett Pier School 12th of 64 Rhode Island public middle schools. (See Narragansett Pier School in the ranking list.)

Narragansett:

SchoolDigger ranks Narragansett 9th of 59 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Narragansett Pier School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 80.50 10th 53 81.1%
2010 83.38 8th 54 85.2%
2011 83.94 7th 49 85.7%
2012 81.82 7th 48 85.4%
2013 80.46 11th 48 77.1%
2014 74.49 14th 49 71.4%
2015 80.67 8th 59 86.4%
2016 80.99 10th 59 83.1%
2017 82.09 10th 57 82.5%
2018 83.87 6th 53 88.7%
2019 65.95 17th 61 72.1%
2021 68.94 17th 62 72.6%
2022 81.46 10th 60 83.3%
2023 81.64 12th 64 81.3%
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Data source: test scores: Rhode Island Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Narragansett Pier School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 428 6 4 0 10 n/a n/a 0 448
1992 449 2 6 0 12 n/a n/a 0 469
1993 455 1 3 0 12 n/a n/a 0 471
1994 492 3 2 3 9 n/a n/a 0 509
1995 606 9 5 5 9 n/a n/a 0 634
1996 606 9 5 5 9 n/a n/a 0 634
1997 599 5 5 3 7 n/a n/a 0 619
1998 574 3 5 2 2 n/a n/a 0 586
1999 571 7 3 2 7 n/a n/a 0 590
2000 545 11 2 8 8 n/a n/a 0 574
2001 534 16 3 4 10 n/a n/a 0 567
2002 511 18 6 4 12 n/a n/a 0 551
2003 511 18 6 4 12 n/a n/a 0 551
2004 484 17 4 9 8 n/a n/a 0 522
2005 498 15 6 10 7 n/a n/a 0 536
2006 479 13 6 6 7 n/a n/a 0 511
2007 489 11 6 7 5 n/a n/a 0 518
2008 486 11 6 8 3 n/a n/a 0 514
2009 440 11 5 7 4 n/a n/a 0 467
2010 414 8 6 7 2 n/a n/a 0 437
2011 401 8 4 12 4 0 13 0 442
2012 377 4 4 11 4 0 16 0 416
2013 385 5 4 13 3 0 13 0 423
2014 376 6 5 11 7 0 15 0 420
2015 366 4 5 6 4 0 20 0 405
2016 364 2 6 8 5 0 24 0 409
2017 382 4 10 10 4 0 28 0 438
2018 381 5 9 9 5 0 23 0 432
2019 358 3 3 11 4 0 18 0 397
2020 327 2 5 12 3 0 17 0 366
2021 293 3 5 15 3 0 9 0 328
2022 283 0 5 14 2 0 8 0 312
2023 265 2 5 14 1 0 10 0 297

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 Narragansett Pier School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 448 36.6 12.2 0
1992 469 28.0 16.7 n/a
1993 471 49.0 9.6 11.7
1994 509 33.0 15.4 13.8
1995 634 55.4 11.4 15.6
1996 634 55.4 11.4 15.6
1997 619 56.0 11.1 13.1
1998 586 59.0 9.9 9.9
1999 590 67.7 8.7 16.9
2000 574 54.0 10.6 15.9
2001 567 53.3 10.6 14.8
2002 551 n/a n/a 13.4
2003 551 n/a n/a 13.4
2004 522 60.0 8.7 15.1
2005 536 59.0 9.1 11.6
2006 511 59.0 8.7 11.4
2007 518 26.0 19.9 9.7
2008 514 43.2 11.9 11.5
2009 467 39.3 9.1 11.8
2010 437 37.3 11.7 12.8
2011 442 39.6 11.1 18.1
2012 416 40.0 10.4 7
2013 423 18.0 23.5 24.1
2014 420 19.0 22.1 21.9
2015 405 20.0 20.2 23.5
2016 409 29.0 14.1 22
2017 438 25.2 17.3 21.5
2018 432 24.5 17.6 17.1
2019 397 26.7 14.8 21.7
2020 366 24.2 15.1 18
2021 328 23.7 13.8 16.2
2022 312 23.3 13.3 8.3
2023 297 22.8 13.0 16.8

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 Narragansett Pier School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 448 36.6 12.2 0
1992 469 28.0 16.7 n/a
1993 471 49.0 9.6 11.7
1994 509 33.0 15.4 13.8
1995 634 55.4 11.4 15.6
1996 634 55.4 11.4 15.6
1997 619 56.0 11.1 13.1
1998 586 59.0 9.9 9.9
1999 590 67.7 8.7 16.9
2000 574 54.0 10.6 15.9
2001 567 53.3 10.6 14.8
2002 551 n/a n/a 13.4
2003 551 n/a n/a 13.4
2004 522 60.0 8.7 15.1
2005 536 59.0 9.1 11.6
2006 511 59.0 8.7 11.4
2007 518 26.0 19.9 9.7
2008 514 43.2 11.9 11.5
2009 467 39.3 9.1 11.8
2010 437 37.3 11.7 12.8
2011 442 39.6 11.1 18.1
2012 416 40.0 10.4 7
2013 423 18.0 23.5 24.1
2014 420 19.0 22.1 21.9
2015 405 20.0 20.2 23.5
2016 409 29.0 14.1 22
2017 438 25.2 17.3 21.5
2018 432 24.5 17.6 17.1
2019 397 26.7 14.8 21.7
2020 366 24.2 15.1 18
2021 328 23.7 13.8 16.2
2022 312 23.3 13.3 8.3
2023 297 22.8 13.0 16.8

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 Narragansett Pier School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $582 (3.4%) $16,751 (96.6%) $17,334
2019 $495 (2.7%) $17,843 (97.3%) $18,339
2020 $573 (3.0%) $18,782 (97.0%) $19,355
2021 $1,204 (5.5%) $20,870 (94.5%) $22,074

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Narragansett Pier School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 17th of 61 Middle schoolsRanks 12th of 64 Middle schools
 9.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Narragansett Pier School)61.839.7
 22.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Narragansett)61.839.1
 22.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)39.135.1
 4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Narragansett Pier School)43.832.8
 11%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Narragansett)43.832.3
 11.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)30.130
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Narragansett Pier School)47.150
 2.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Narragansett)46.650
 3.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)39.131.9
 7.2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Narragansett Pier School)28.441.7
 13.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Narragansett)28.141.7
 13.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)2828.7
 0.8%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Narragansett Pier School)42.247.9
 5.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Narragansett)41.847.3
 5.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)31.529
 2.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Narragansett Pier School)48.147.4
 0.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Narragansett)47.746.8
 0.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)27.625.7
 1.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Narragansett Pier School)55.450.7
 4.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Narragansett)54.450.7
 3.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)36.332.2
 4.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Narragansett Pier School)33.755.3
 21.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Narragansett)3355.3
 22.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)24.523
 1.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Narragansett Pier School)51.347.3
 4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Narragansett)52.853.9
 1.1%
All Grades Mathematics (Narragansett Pier School)38.944.8
 5.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Narragansett)42.353.3
 11%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students397297
 25.2%
African American32
 33.3%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian35
 66.7%
Hispanic1114
 27.3%
Pacific Islander00
White358265
 26%
Two or More Races1810
 44.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21.7%16.8%
 4.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Narragansett Pier School

In the 2022-23 school year, 297 students attended Narragansett Pier School.

Students who attend Narragansett Pier School usually go on to attend Narragansett High School

Students at Narragansett Pier School are 89% White, 5% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Narragansett Pier School ranks 12th of 64 Rhode Island middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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