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Robert F. Kennedy El. School

Public | K-5 | 529 students

 

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Posted March 18, 2014

Robert f Kennedy elementary was not my choice of schools in 2008 but the school department said my original choice was far and Kennedy was closer. The teachers here seem to care somewhat , the principal is great, but what sucks is the music,art room are together they should be separate and there is no real music teacher just constant subs, the art teacher is wonderful, hardly any activities after school, no parties for the kids, no student of the week, or month no other awards for anything, im glad my daughter is graduating I just wish she could have better memories of this school and her elementary school years .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

RFK is a grate school and also fun. I attended this school from 1992 to 2000. The teachers get to know the kids for who they are. They help the children to express themselves through art, music, dance, writing & etc. Lovely area to live in! Out of all my memories of RFK school, I always loved the walks the teachers will bring us on. So beautiful on a nice fall day.


Posted September 22, 2013

I loved this school so much. Back the early 00 s, most of the teachers were great except one or two. They pushed me to learn more and they gave me a lot of homework. Yes, there were a ton of buget cuts, but the school was still good. When I transferred to Paul Cuffe e, I was ahead in all of my studies. (And was kept back from advancing but that is another story). I don' t know if the teachers are still as good as before, but I do know that many of the ones who taugh t back then are now gone. one thing that irks me is building, it gets super hot in the summer and they crank up the heat too high in winter


Posted September 30, 2008

I love this school and more importantly so does my son. The principal is outstanding and knows every childs first name.Their test scores say more than I ever could.Keep up the good work students,teachers,parents, and the Mrs. Picard. T.H.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2008

This is the best public school in Providence. The teachers care about not only the education of the students but the students' welfare. They often reach out to help out to families.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2004

While RFK has a great teaching staff and principal, it is more than a 16 to 1 student ratio. My daughter has 26 students in her class and my son has 24. Many programs that enriched the children have been eliminated because of cutbacks. RFK had a promising school band, but they can no longer perform because they do not have a teacher to lead them. I think this is sad. Our computers are gathering dust. Our children no longer have computer classes, again due to cutbacks. It is sad enough for me to take my children out of the Providence school system, however, I wish the teachers and staff well on the upcoming school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
52%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students39%
Female43%
Male35%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged students29%
Not economically disadvantaged students94%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant39%

Reading

All Students58%
Female69%
Male47%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged students51%
Not economically disadvantaged students93%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant58%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students52%
Female50%
Male53%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged students46%
Not economically disadvantaged students77%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant52%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female56%
Male57%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged students53%
Not economically disadvantaged students70%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged students64%
Not economically disadvantaged students79%
Title I68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant68%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male71%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged students72%
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title I77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant77%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female71%
Male52%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged students54%
Not economically disadvantaged students83%
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant63%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 46% 22%
Black 22% 8%
White 21% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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