Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School

Public K-5

 195 Nelson Street
       Providence, RI  02908


(401) 456-9403

District: Providence

SchoolDigger Rank:
96th of 166 Rhode Island Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,690 Help

Students who attend Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Esek Hopkins Middle
    Gilbert Stuart Middle School
    Governor Christopher DelSesto
    Nathan Bishop Middle
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High:    Central High School
    Classical High School
    Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School
    Hope High School
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Student/teacher ratio:  16.4
Number of students:  433

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
55.7%
African American:
19.6%
White:
15.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.4%

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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 Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School ranks worse than 57.8% of elementary schools in Rhode Island. It also ranks 2nd among 21 ranked elementary schools in the Providence School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.86. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (55.7%), African American (19.6%), White (15.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School is 16.4. 16 elementary schools in the Providence School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School is $12,690. 16 elementary schools in the Providence School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School 96th of 166 Rhode Island public elementary schools. (See Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Providence:

SchoolDigger ranks Providence 52nd of 57 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 32.42 121st 169 28.4%
2010 19.49 135th 169 20.1%
2011 29.81 126th 165 23.6%
2012 41.98 112th 165 32.1%
2013 33.03 123rd 165 25.5%
2014 23.38 126th 159 20.8%
2015 26.43 129th 169 23.7%
2016 39.08 109th 170 35.9%
2017 55.94 78th 168 53.6%
2018 38.17 104th 169 38.5%
2019 41.33 105th 169 37.9%
2021 35.86 96th 166 42.2%

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

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by a parent
Sunday, December 16, 2012

Open Quote The teachers could be better and teach better some are better than others, also there are no functions for kids the halloween parties are dull and tasteless no decorations no music nothing complete boredom, the Christmas parties are just as dull they never have any dances or parties they don't even do awards like student of the week or month nothing they don't even do anything for the 100 day of school the school does have a chorus club but the music and art room are together. And the gym is also the cafeteria. I despised this school since my daughter was in 2nd grade and I couldn't transfer her because every other school has negative reviews plus there not in our district. This is why I decided after 5 th grade I'm moving out of providence cause the schools suck Close Quote



Enrollment information for Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 367 76 49 20 1 n/a n/a 0 513
1989 360 77 47 30 0 n/a n/a 0 514
1990 366 71 56 27 n/a n/a n/a 0 520
1991 370 63 44 42 0 n/a n/a 0 519
1992 357 98 73 88 1 n/a n/a 0 617
1993 339 97 71 97 3 n/a n/a 0 607
1994 343 94 67 87 4 n/a n/a 0 595
1995 320 75 70 110 2 n/a n/a 0 577
1996 320 75 70 110 2 n/a n/a 0 577
1997 296 77 64 136 1 n/a n/a 0 574
1998 319 81 53 117 3 n/a n/a 0 573
1999 326 77 52 108 2 n/a n/a 0 565
2000 315 80 39 115 1 n/a n/a 0 550
2001 288 81 32 143 3 n/a n/a 0 547
2002 246 94 25 179 3 n/a n/a 0 547
2003 246 94 25 179 3 n/a n/a 0 547
2004 212 112 23 187 6 n/a n/a 0 540
2005 194 114 24 183 5 n/a n/a 0 520
2006 181 124 23 168 8 n/a n/a 0 504
2007 172 145 22 154 7 n/a n/a 0 500
2008 175 130 23 164 9 n/a n/a 0 501
2009 172 140 27 173 4 n/a n/a 0 516
2010 151 148 27 181 3 n/a n/a 0 510
2011 106 130 24 218 9 0 17 0 504
2012 109 116 27 242 6 0 29 0 529
2013 118 100 25 235 4 0 29 0 511
2014 108 103 21 248 3 0 26 0 509
2015 86 97 20 241 2 0 34 0 480
2016 92 97 17 224 4 0 36 0 470
2017 83 98 20 237 0 2 41 0 481
2018 89 89 19 226 2 2 40 0 467
2019 82 92 15 241 2 1 42 0 475
2020 70 88 11 275 3 1 31 0 479
2021 68 85 12 241 3 1 23 0 433

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 Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 513 n/a n/a 40.4
1989 514 n/a n/a 33.7
1990 520 n/a n/a 29.8
1991 519 28.4 18.2 28.7
1992 617 32.0 19.2 42
1993 607 30.6 19.8 42.7
1994 595 31.0 19.2 42.4
1995 577 34.2 16.9 45.8
1996 577 34.2 16.9 45.8
1997 574 34.1 16.8 47.2
1998 573 32.8 17.5 48.2
1999 565 35.0 16.1 51.9
2000 550 32.1 17.1 52.9
2001 547 32.1 17.0 53.6
2002 547 n/a n/a 64
2003 547 n/a n/a 64
2004 540 37.0 14.6 69.8
2005 520 38.0 13.7 54.6
2006 504 33.0 15.3 66.9
2007 500 32.9 15.2 64.6
2008 501 25.0 20.0 68.5
2009 516 28.9 14.4 70.5
2010 510 26.9 18.9 72.7
2011 504 27.1 18.5 74.2
2012 529 28.0 18.8 74.7
2013 511 26.0 19.6 76.7
2014 509 27.0 18.8 74.7
2015 480 25.0 19.2 71.9
2016 470 25.0 18.8 70.2
2017 481 27.4 17.5 72.3
2018 467 23.7 19.7 74.3
2019 475 25.7 18.4 75.8
2020 479 24.9 19.2 81.4
2021 433 26.4 16.4 80.4

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 Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 513 n/a n/a 40.4
1989 514 n/a n/a 33.7
1990 520 n/a n/a 29.8
1991 519 28.4 18.2 28.7
1992 617 32.0 19.2 42
1993 607 30.6 19.8 42.7
1994 595 31.0 19.2 42.4
1995 577 34.2 16.9 45.8
1996 577 34.2 16.9 45.8
1997 574 34.1 16.8 47.2
1998 573 32.8 17.5 48.2
1999 565 35.0 16.1 51.9
2000 550 32.1 17.1 52.9
2001 547 32.1 17.0 53.6
2002 547 n/a n/a 64
2003 547 n/a n/a 64
2004 540 37.0 14.6 69.8
2005 520 38.0 13.7 54.6
2006 504 33.0 15.3 66.9
2007 500 32.9 15.2 64.6
2008 501 25.0 20.0 68.5
2009 516 28.9 14.4 70.5
2010 510 26.9 18.9 72.7
2011 504 27.1 18.5 74.2
2012 529 28.0 18.8 74.7
2013 511 26.0 19.6 76.7
2014 509 27.0 18.8 74.7
2015 480 25.0 19.2 71.9
2016 470 25.0 18.8 70.2
2017 481 27.4 17.5 72.3
2018 467 23.7 19.7 74.3
2019 475 25.7 18.4 75.8
2020 479 24.9 19.2 81.4
2021 433 26.4 16.4 80.4

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 Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $1,265 (10.0%) $11,425 (90.0%) $12,690

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Robert F. Kennedy Elementary 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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 105th of 169 Elementary schoolsRanks 96th of 166 Elementary schools
 4.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School)5024.7
 25.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Providence)26.418.7
 7.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)47.940.4
 7.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School)40.312.5
 27.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Providence)178.9
 8.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)36.125.1
 11%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School)32.430.1
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Providence)15.217.4
 2.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)37.235.4
 1.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School)33.324.7
 8.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Providence)14.18.4
 5.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)32.620.8
 11.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School)31.834.4
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Providence)19.913.8
 6.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)39.133.4
 5.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School)24.623.4
 1.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Providence)12.98.3
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)30.120.3
 9.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School)38.429.5
 8.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Providence)17.214.1
 3.1%
All Grades Mathematics (Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School)3320.3
 12.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Providence)11.96.8
 5.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students475433
 8.8%
African American9285
 7.6%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian1512
 20%
Hispanic241241
Pacific Islander11
Two or More Races4223
 45.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients75.8%80.4%
 4.6%




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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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