Fishing Cove Elementary School

Summary:

Fishing Cove Elementary School is a public elementary school in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, serving 325 students in grades PK-5. The school consistently outperforms the district and state in academic assessments, ranking 11th out of 167 Rhode Island elementary schools and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Fishing Cove Elementary School's academic performance is exceptional, with 60.9% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 66.9% in Mathematics, compared to the North Kingstown district scores of 54.1% and 55%, respectively. The school's student population is relatively homogeneous, with 78.46% of students identifying as White, which is higher than the nearby Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnesset School and the state average. Additionally, Fishing Cove Elementary School has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (24.31%) compared to the nearby schools, which range from 98.71% to the state average.

The higher per-student spending of $17,383 at Fishing Cove Elementary School, compared to the nearby schools' range of $14,193 to $19,581, may contribute to the school's academic success. When compared to other schools in the area, such as Forest Park Elementary School and Stony Lane Elementary School, Fishing Cove Elementary School stands out as a high-performing institution with stronger academic outcomes and a higher statewide ranking.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 110 Wickford Point Road
       North Kingstown, RI  02852


(401) 268-6580

District: North Kingstown

SchoolDigger Rank:
11th of 167 Rhode Island Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,383 Help


Students who attend Fishing Cove Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Wickford Middle School
High:    North Kingstown Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.3 Help
Number of students:  325

Racial breakdown:

White:
78.5%
Two or more races:
8.0%
Hispanic:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Fishing Cove Elementary School ranks better than 93.4% of elementary schools in Rhode Island. It also ranks first among 5 ranked elementary schools in the North Kingstown School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (78.5%), two or more races (8%), Hispanic (6.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fishing Cove Elementary School is 13.3. 2 elementary schools in the North Kingstown School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fishing Cove Elementary School is $17,383. 2 elementary schools in the North Kingstown School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Fishing Cove Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

North Kingstown:

SchoolDigger ranks North Kingstown 12th of 59 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fishing Cove Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 72.81 54th 169 68.0%
2010 72.05 58th 169 65.7%
2011 51.66 95th 165 42.4%
2012 52.23 91st 165 44.8%
2013 68.32 65th 165 60.6%
2014 76.09 37th 159 76.7%
2015 88.00 16th 169 90.5%
2016 88.37 15th 170 91.2%
2017 83.85 22nd 168 86.9%
2018 78.14 32nd 169 81.1%
2019 85.65 23rd 169 86.4%
2021 89.39 15th 166 91.0%
2022 84.57 26th 166 84.3%
2023 92.55 11th 167 93.4%
See the entire list of Rhode Island Elementary School Rankings!

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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Reviews:
by a parent
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Open Quote My child is reading above grade level, and flourishing under the experienced, dedicated, and firm (but kind), teaching staff at Fishing Cove. The latest PARCC test scores show Fishing Cove as the second highest performing elementary school in the NK district after Hamilton, which speaks volumes about the quality of the teaching staff because we also have the highest numbers of children with special needs and financial needs. In short, this school boasts more diversity - and better results than almost any other elementary school in this or similar districts like EG or Barrington. This is the kind of school that prepares children with a high-level educational foundation, as well as the tools to interact and engage with peers from all walks of socioeconomic backgrounds. It's the kind of school that nurtures true leaders, and I'm glad my child is a part of this rich community. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Fishing Cove Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 328 6 4 6 4 n/a n/a 0 348
1992 347 5 6 9 1 n/a n/a 0 368
1993 330 3 3 2 4 n/a n/a 0 342
1994 373 5 3 1 10 n/a n/a 0 392
1995 418 10 6 7 7 n/a n/a 0 448
1996 418 10 6 7 7 n/a n/a 0 448
1997 342 10 3 5 5 n/a n/a 0 365
1998 339 10 3 6 8 n/a n/a 0 366
1999 337 6 5 7 8 n/a n/a 0 363
2000 303 11 2 7 7 n/a n/a 0 330
2001 324 4 4 5 7 n/a n/a 0 344
2002 22 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 24
2003 22 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 24
2004 243 9 6 6 3 n/a n/a 0 267
2005 284 0 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 290
2006 337 2 2 7 1 n/a n/a 0 349
2007 301 5 6 5 4 n/a n/a 0 321
2008 306 4 4 7 6 n/a n/a 0 327
2009 280 4 6 8 4 n/a n/a 0 302
2010 298 5 6 7 6 n/a n/a 0 322
2011 241 5 4 14 2 0 12 0 278
2012 256 2 4 18 4 0 13 0 297
2013 252 5 6 16 5 0 12 0 296
2014 260 6 9 14 3 0 18 0 310
2015 267 9 15 14 5 0 18 0 328
2016 248 6 11 19 2 0 18 0 304
2017 259 5 10 37 1 0 15 0 327
2018 289 7 14 32 1 0 16 0 359
2019 274 7 10 32 1 0 23 0 347
2020 261 9 14 29 1 0 26 0 340
2021 239 11 10 27 1 0 28 0 316
2022 275 9 13 22 2 0 29 0 350
2023 255 9 11 20 4 0 26 0 325

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 Fishing Cove Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 348 17.6 19.7 2
1992 368 15.0 24.5 2.7
1993 342 20.0 17.1 2
1994 392 25.0 15.7 3.6
1995 448 20.0 22.4 4.5
1996 448 20.0 22.4 4.5
1997 365 16.5 22.1 0.8
1998 366 17.5 20.9 1.4
1999 363 17.5 20.7 0.6
2000 330 16.5 20.0 1.2
2001 344 18.0 19.1 1.2
2002 24 n/a n/a n/a
2003 24 n/a n/a n/a
2004 267 13.0 20.5 23.2
2005 290 13.0 22.3 0.3
2006 349 27.0 12.9 15.5
2007 321 17.7 18.1 15.6
2008 327 22.5 14.5 22
2009 302 20.0 12.6 21.9
2010 322 20.5 15.7 22.4
2011 278 24.9 11.1 34.2
2012 297 26.0 11.4 31
2013 296 22.2 13.3 27
2014 310 20.7 14.9 36.5
2015 328 21.0 15.6 36
2016 304 23.0 13.2 33.9
2017 327 24.7 13.2 35.8
2018 359 24.8 14.4 38.2
2019 347 23.4 14.8 34.3
2020 340 24.3 13.9 31.2
2021 316 29.3 10.7 29.1
2022 350 26.7 13.1 18.3
2023 325 24.4 13.3 24.3

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 Fishing Cove Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 348 17.6 19.7 2
1992 368 15.0 24.5 2.7
1993 342 20.0 17.1 2
1994 392 25.0 15.7 3.6
1995 448 20.0 22.4 4.5
1996 448 20.0 22.4 4.5
1997 365 16.5 22.1 0.8
1998 366 17.5 20.9 1.4
1999 363 17.5 20.7 0.6
2000 330 16.5 20.0 1.2
2001 344 18.0 19.1 1.2
2002 24 n/a n/a n/a
2003 24 n/a n/a n/a
2004 267 13.0 20.5 23.2
2005 290 13.0 22.3 0.3
2006 349 27.0 12.9 15.5
2007 321 17.7 18.1 15.6
2008 327 22.5 14.5 22
2009 302 20.0 12.6 21.9
2010 322 20.5 15.7 22.4
2011 278 24.9 11.1 34.2
2012 297 26.0 11.4 31
2013 296 22.2 13.3 27
2014 310 20.7 14.9 36.5
2015 328 21.0 15.6 36
2016 304 23.0 13.2 33.9
2017 327 24.7 13.2 35.8
2018 359 24.8 14.4 38.2
2019 347 23.4 14.8 34.3
2020 340 24.3 13.9 31.2
2021 316 29.3 10.7 29.1
2022 350 26.7 13.1 18.3
2023 325 24.4 13.3 24.3

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 Fishing Cove Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $662 (4.4%) $14,515 (95.6%) $15,177
2019 $757 (4.7%) $15,211 (95.3%) $15,968
2020 $666 (3.9%) $16,278 (96.1%) $16,944
2021 $793 (4.6%) $16,589 (95.4%) $17,383

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Fishing Cove Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 23rd of 169 Elementary schoolsRanks 11th of 167 Elementary schools
 7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fishing Cove Elementary School)73.759.1
 14.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Kingstown)6357.7
 5.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)47.936.8
 11.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Fishing Cove Elementary School)51.359.1
 7.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Kingstown)54.357.6
 3.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)36.134.5
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Fishing Cove Elementary School)6059.4
 0.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (North Kingstown)59.553.1
 6.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)37.233.3
 3.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Fishing Cove Elementary School)52.561.8
 9.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Kingstown)53.357.2
 3.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)32.636
 3.4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Fishing Cove Elementary School)69.264.1
 5.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (North Kingstown)65.557.8
 7.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)39.135.1
 4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Fishing Cove Elementary School)52.580
 27.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Kingstown)47.752.3
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)30.130
 0.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Fishing Cove Elementary School)67.560.9
 6.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (North Kingstown)59.754.1
 5.6%
All Grades Mathematics (Fishing Cove Elementary School)52.166.9
 14.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (North Kingstown)50.755
 4.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students347325
 6.3%
African American79
 28.6%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian1011
 10%
Hispanic3220
 37.5%
Pacific Islander00
White274255
 6.9%
Two or More Races2326
 13%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients34.3%24.3%
 10%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Cove Elementary School

Students who attend Fishing Cove Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Wickford Middle School
High : North Kingstown Senior High

In the 2022-23 school year, 325 students attended Fishing Cove Elementary School.

Yes. Fishing Cove Elementary School ranks in the top 6.6% of Rhode Island elementary schools.

Students at Fishing Cove Elementary School are 78% White, 8% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 3% Asian, 3% African American, 1% American Indian.


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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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