Stephen Olney School

Summary:

Stephen Olney School is an elementary school in North Providence, Rhode Island, serving 386 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school has a diverse student population, with higher percentages of Hispanic and African American students compared to surrounding schools. However, Stephen Olney's academic performance, as measured by test scores, is generally lower than the North Providence district and state averages.

One key factor that may contribute to the school's lower performance is the higher percentage of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, as indicated by the school's higher free and reduced-price lunch rates. Despite these challenges, Stephen Olney School's spending per student is higher than the state average, suggesting that the district is allocating additional resources to support the school's students. Interestingly, the school's 3rd-grade English Language Arts proficiency rate was higher than the district and state averages in the 2022-2023 school year, indicating that there may be some bright spots within the school's overall performance.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Greystone School, Pleasant View School, and Nathanael Greene School, Stephen Olney School's performance is generally lower. However, the school's diverse student population and the district's efforts to provide additional resources suggest that targeted interventions and support may be necessary to help the school improve its academic outcomes and provide a high-quality education for all its students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1378 Douglas Avenue
       North Providence, RI  02904


(401) 233-1160

District: North Providence

SchoolDigger Rank:
110th of 167 Rhode Island Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,731 Help


Students who attend Stephen Olney School usually attend:

Middle:    Birchwood Middle School
High:    North Providence High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  386

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.8%
Hispanic:
26.4%
African American:
11.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Stephen Olney School ranks worse than 65.9% of elementary schools in Rhode Island. It also ranks last among 5 ranked elementary schools in the North Providence School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.89. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (52.8%), Hispanic (26.4%), African American (11.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 32.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Stephen Olney School is 13.2. 3 elementary schools in the North Providence School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Stephen Olney School is $14,731. 3 elementary schools in the North Providence School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Stephen Olney School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

North Providence:

SchoolDigger ranks North Providence 31st of 59 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Stephen Olney School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 84.57 22nd 169 87.0%
2010 85.61 17th 169 89.9%
2011 87.88 11th 165 93.3%
2012 71.25 59th 165 64.2%
2013 88.92 8th 165 95.2%
2014 90.75 4th 159 97.5%
2015 34.02 116th 169 31.4%
2016 30.55 124th 170 27.1%
2017 37.82 108th 168 35.7%
2018 32.66 114th 169 32.5%
2019 43.51 96th 169 43.2%
2021 31.35 105th 166 36.7%
2022 15.94 140th 166 15.7%
2023 31.89 110th 167 34.1%
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Data source: test scores: Rhode Island Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Open Quote Great school with a great principal, Mr. Corsini. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Open Quote Great learning environment. Fantastic and supportive staff and teachers. They really care about their pupils. Most impressive is the fact that they treat each child as an individual and encourage excellence. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Stephen Olney School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 264 1 2 13 0 n/a n/a 0 280
1989 254 0 8 11 0 n/a n/a 0 273
1990 278 6 4 10 1 n/a n/a 0 299
1991 269 6 5 7 3 n/a n/a 0 290
1992 287 5 7 24 2 n/a n/a 0 325
1993 308 8 7 33 3 n/a n/a 0 359
1994 283 8 6 23 1 n/a n/a 0 321
1995 289 16 11 22 0 n/a n/a 0 338
1996 289 16 11 22 0 n/a n/a 0 338
1997 272 21 9 20 0 n/a n/a 0 322
1998 279 23 7 27 0 n/a n/a 0 336
1999 276 23 15 32 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2000 268 18 14 29 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2001 258 26 11 20 0 n/a n/a 0 315
2002 186 15 2 13 0 n/a n/a 0 216
2003 186 15 2 13 0 n/a n/a 0 216
2004 185 12 0 11 1 n/a n/a 0 209
2005 190 9 0 10 2 n/a n/a 0 211
2006 184 9 0 13 4 n/a n/a 0 210
2007 178 8 0 17 7 n/a n/a 0 210
2008 181 10 5 20 0 n/a n/a 0 216
2009 191 21 4 29 1 n/a n/a 0 246
2010 199 18 9 26 1 n/a n/a 0 253
2011 200 18 13 25 0 0 5 0 261
2012 221 18 12 33 0 0 12 0 296
2013 212 16 13 45 1 0 12 0 299
2014 204 16 17 39 0 1 10 0 287
2015 212 17 17 39 0 1 10 0 296
2016 198 23 16 44 0 1 11 0 293
2017 183 29 17 38 0 0 15 0 282
2018 163 29 19 58 0 0 12 0 281
2019 159 28 11 53 0 0 13 0 264
2020 206 49 19 94 1 0 21 0 390
2021 207 47 17 104 1 0 16 0 392
2022 199 50 21 94 0 0 21 0 385
2023 204 43 21 102 0 1 15 0 386

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 Stephen Olney School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 280 n/a n/a 4.6
1989 273 n/a n/a 3.7
1990 299 n/a n/a 4
1991 290 22.5 12.8 6.6
1992 325 23.0 14.1 12.3
1993 359 23.8 15.1 11.1
1994 321 21.0 15.3 13.1
1995 338 25.1 13.5 14.2
1996 338 25.1 13.5 14.2
1997 322 25.2 12.8 13
1998 336 20.0 16.8 24.4
1999 346 21.0 16.5 28
2000 329 21.8 15.1 27.1
2001 315 20.0 15.8 24.4
2002 216 n/a n/a 14.4
2003 216 n/a n/a 14.4
2004 209 13.0 16.1 14.4
2005 211 13.0 16.2 20.4
2006 210 25.0 8.4 15.2
2007 210 15.0 14.0 17.1
2008 216 20.0 10.8 21.8
2009 246 21.0 8.8 27.6
2010 253 20.0 12.6 26.9
2011 261 20.0 13.0 32.2
2012 296 22.0 13.4 31.4
2013 299 18.9 15.8 26.8
2014 287 19.6 14.6 35.2
2015 296 18.0 16.4 39.5
2016 293 18.0 16.2 35.5
2017 282 17.1 16.4 40.8
2018 281 15.6 18.0 56.2
2019 264 17.5 15.0 27.7
2020 390 21.1 18.4 45.1
2021 392 24.2 16.1 41.1
2022 385 24.8 15.4 32.5
2023 386 29.2 13.2 32.9

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 Stephen Olney School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 280 n/a n/a 4.6
1989 273 n/a n/a 3.7
1990 299 n/a n/a 4
1991 290 22.5 12.8 6.6
1992 325 23.0 14.1 12.3
1993 359 23.8 15.1 11.1
1994 321 21.0 15.3 13.1
1995 338 25.1 13.5 14.2
1996 338 25.1 13.5 14.2
1997 322 25.2 12.8 13
1998 336 20.0 16.8 24.4
1999 346 21.0 16.5 28
2000 329 21.8 15.1 27.1
2001 315 20.0 15.8 24.4
2002 216 n/a n/a 14.4
2003 216 n/a n/a 14.4
2004 209 13.0 16.1 14.4
2005 211 13.0 16.2 20.4
2006 210 25.0 8.4 15.2
2007 210 15.0 14.0 17.1
2008 216 20.0 10.8 21.8
2009 246 21.0 8.8 27.6
2010 253 20.0 12.6 26.9
2011 261 20.0 13.0 32.2
2012 296 22.0 13.4 31.4
2013 299 18.9 15.8 26.8
2014 287 19.6 14.6 35.2
2015 296 18.0 16.4 39.5
2016 293 18.0 16.2 35.5
2017 282 17.1 16.4 40.8
2018 281 15.6 18.0 56.2
2019 264 17.5 15.0 27.7
2020 390 21.1 18.4 45.1
2021 392 24.2 16.1 41.1
2022 385 24.8 15.4 32.5
2023 386 29.2 13.2 32.9

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 Stephen Olney School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $455 (3.3%) $13,227 (96.7%) $13,682
2019 $530 (3.9%) $13,235 (96.1%) $13,765
2020 $935 (7.0%) $12,420 (93.0%) $13,355
2021 $948 (6.4%) $13,783 (93.6%) $14,731

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Stephen Olney School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 96th of 169 Elementary schoolsRanks 110th of 167 Elementary schools
 9.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Stephen Olney School)48.834.5
 14.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Providence)45.333.6
 11.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)47.936.8
 11.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Stephen Olney School)58.528.8
 29.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Providence)34.426.2
 8.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)36.134.5
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Stephen Olney School)33.325.7
 7.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (North Providence)33.326.7
 6.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)37.233.3
 3.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Stephen Olney School)11.920
 8.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Providence)24.821.9
 2.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)32.636
 3.4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Stephen Olney School)41.228.4
 12.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (North Providence)36.337.9
 1.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)39.135.1
 4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Stephen Olney School)25.517.1
 8.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Providence)25.120.9
 4.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)30.130
 0.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Stephen Olney School)4129.1
 11.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (North Providence)42.136.7
 5.4%
All Grades Mathematics (Stephen Olney School)31.321.6
 9.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (North Providence)27.523.8
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students264386
 46.2%
African American2843
 53.6%
American Indian00
Asian1121
 90.9%
Hispanic53102
 92.5%
Pacific Islander01
White159204
 28.3%
Two or More Races1315
 15.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27.7%32.9%
 5.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Stephen Olney School

In the 2022-23 school year, 386 students attended Stephen Olney School.

Students at Stephen Olney School are 53% White, 26% Hispanic, 11% African American, 5% Asian, 4% Two or more races.

Stephen Olney School ranks 110th of 167 Rhode Island elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Stephen Olney School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Birchwood Middle School
High : North Providence High


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