Birchwood Middle School

Public 6-8

 10 Birchwood Drive
       North Providence, RI  02904


(401) 233-1120

District: North Providence

SchoolDigger Rank:
23rd of 62 Rhode Island Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,779 Help

Students who attend Birchwood Middle School usually attend:

High:    North Providence High

Feeder schools for Birchwood Middle School:

Elementary:    Joseph A. Whelan School
    Stephen Olney School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.1
Number of students:  426

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.4%
Hispanic:
23.9%
African American:
15.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46.5%

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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 Birchwood Middle School ranks better than 62.9% of middle schools in Rhode Island. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.23. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Birchwood Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47.4%), Hispanic (23.9%), African American (15%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 46.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Birchwood Middle School is 13.1. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Birchwood Middle School is $11,779.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Birchwood Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Birchwood Middle School 23rd of 62 Rhode Island public middle schools. (See Birchwood Middle School in the ranking list.)

North Providence:

SchoolDigger ranks North Providence 28th of 57 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Birchwood Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 36.19 35th 53 34.0%
2010 32.69 38th 54 29.6%
2011 37.55 35th 49 28.6%
2012 42.11 31st 48 35.4%
2013 37.80 32nd 48 33.3%
2014 38.37 34th 49 30.6%
2015 32.68 40th 59 32.2%
2016 47.32 30th 59 49.2%
2017 41.70 31st 57 45.6%
2018 24.98 38th 53 28.3%
2019 60.25 26th 61 57.4%
2021 58.23 23rd 62 62.9%

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

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Enrollment information for Birchwood Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 230 1 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 237
1989 197 3 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 208
1990 229 4 5 6 n/a n/a n/a 0 244
1991 267 7 3 5 1 n/a n/a 0 283
1992 266 3 1 11 2 n/a n/a 0 283
1993 251 9 3 12 1 n/a n/a 0 276
1994 260 9 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 276
1995 237 7 8 15 0 n/a n/a 0 267
1996 237 7 8 15 0 n/a n/a 0 267
1997 244 10 4 18 1 n/a n/a 0 277
1998 258 8 2 10 0 n/a n/a 0 278
1999 246 10 2 17 0 n/a n/a 0 275
2000 252 14 9 19 0 n/a n/a 0 294
2001 291 10 9 26 0 n/a n/a 0 336
2002 392 25 11 50 1 n/a n/a 0 479
2003 392 25 11 50 1 n/a n/a 0 479
2004 380 26 11 51 1 n/a n/a 0 469
2005 383 19 6 29 1 n/a n/a 0 438
2006 365 19 1 32 1 n/a n/a 0 418
2007 344 23 4 37 2 n/a n/a 0 410
2008 317 15 3 47 1 n/a n/a 0 383
2009 318 36 9 47 4 n/a n/a 0 414
2010 297 32 11 53 2 n/a n/a 0 395
2011 261 31 10 82 4 0 0 0 388
2012 273 30 8 71 5 1 2 0 390
2013 242 36 10 65 4 1 4 0 362
2014 239 37 11 69 3 0 10 0 369
2015 259 39 14 78 2 0 13 0 405
2016 271 55 12 80 0 0 12 0 430
2017 272 63 13 84 2 0 8 0 442
2018 261 58 12 98 3 0 12 0 444
2019 246 64 11 105 2 1 15 0 444
2020 215 68 19 108 1 1 23 0 435
2021 202 64 25 102 0 0 33 0 426

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 Birchwood Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 237 n/a n/a 1.3
1989 208 n/a n/a 1
1990 244 n/a n/a 1.2
1991 283 18.8 15.0 1.4
1992 283 19.0 14.8 4.2
1993 276 19.0 14.5 4.3
1994 276 21.0 13.1 5.4
1995 267 19.1 14.0 13.1
1996 267 19.1 14.0 13.1
1997 277 17.0 16.3 16.6
1998 278 17.0 16.4 13.3
1999 275 15.0 18.3 21.1
2000 294 18.3 16.1 17
2001 336 16.0 21.0 19
2002 479 n/a n/a 16.5
2003 479 n/a n/a 16.5
2004 469 32.0 14.7 21.3
2005 438 44.0 10.0 25.1
2006 418 42.0 10.0 27.8
2007 410 33.0 12.4 30.7
2008 383 35.0 10.9 31.1
2009 414 35.0 9.2 38.4
2010 395 35.0 11.2 39
2011 388 35.0 11.0 32.2
2012 390 35.0 11.1 45.9
2013 362 37.0 9.7 45.9
2014 369 31.1 11.8 50.7
2015 405 28.0 14.4 50.6
2016 430 29.0 14.8 41.4
2017 442 32.1 13.7 49.1
2018 444 30.5 14.5 49.1
2019 444 31.0 14.3 39.9
2020 435 34.0 12.7 48.3
2021 426 32.5 13.1 46.5

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 Birchwood Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 237 n/a n/a 1.3
1989 208 n/a n/a 1
1990 244 n/a n/a 1.2
1991 283 18.8 15.0 1.4
1992 283 19.0 14.8 4.2
1993 276 19.0 14.5 4.3
1994 276 21.0 13.1 5.4
1995 267 19.1 14.0 13.1
1996 267 19.1 14.0 13.1
1997 277 17.0 16.3 16.6
1998 278 17.0 16.4 13.3
1999 275 15.0 18.3 21.1
2000 294 18.3 16.1 17
2001 336 16.0 21.0 19
2002 479 n/a n/a 16.5
2003 479 n/a n/a 16.5
2004 469 32.0 14.7 21.3
2005 438 44.0 10.0 25.1
2006 418 42.0 10.0 27.8
2007 410 33.0 12.4 30.7
2008 383 35.0 10.9 31.1
2009 414 35.0 9.2 38.4
2010 395 35.0 11.2 39
2011 388 35.0 11.0 32.2
2012 390 35.0 11.1 45.9
2013 362 37.0 9.7 45.9
2014 369 31.1 11.8 50.7
2015 405 28.0 14.4 50.6
2016 430 29.0 14.8 41.4
2017 442 32.1 13.7 49.1
2018 444 30.5 14.5 49.1
2019 444 31.0 14.3 39.9
2020 435 34.0 12.7 48.3
2021 426 32.5 13.1 46.5

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 Birchwood Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $34 (0.3%) $11,745 (99.7%) $11,779

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Birchwood Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 26th of 61 Middle schoolsRanks 23rd of 62 Middle schools
 5.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Birchwood Middle School)54.336.4
 17.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (North Providence)46.636.1
 10.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)39.132.6
 6.5%
6th Grade Mathematics (Birchwood Middle School)28.132.5
 4.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Providence)26.824.3
 2.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)2817.8
 10.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Birchwood Middle School)5032.8
 17.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (North Providence)42.733.6
 9.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)31.528.7
 2.8%
7th Grade Mathematics (Birchwood Middle School)25.724.4
 1.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Providence)24.221.9
 2.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)27.620.4
 7.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Birchwood Middle School)45.644.7
 0.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (North Providence)47.440.8
 6.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)36.328.8
 7.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Birchwood Middle School)34.622
 12.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Providence)30.322.5
 7.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)24.516.1
 8.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Birchwood Middle School)49.938.3
 11.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (North Providence)42.134.9
 7.2%
All Grades Mathematics (Birchwood Middle School)29.626.1
 3.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (North Providence)27.519.6
 7.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students444426
 4.1%
African American6464
American Indian20
 100%
Asian1125
 127.3%
Hispanic105102
 2.9%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
Two or More Races1533
 120%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.9%46.5%
 6.6%




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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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