School Details

Robert F. Kennedy El. School

195 Nelson St, Providence, RI 02908
(401) 456-9403
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 504 students 14 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

39%
33%
60%
58%
52%
70%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 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. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Providence School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
43%
65%
57%
45%
69%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 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. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Providence School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
37%
62%
77%
46%
72%
63%
35%
59%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 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. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Providence School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Robert F. Kennedy El. School is a public elementary school in Providence. 504 children attend Robert F. Kennedy El. School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 74% of the 504 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Robert F. Kennedy El. School is 14:1. Veazie Street School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Sports

  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 43% 60%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 87%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    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 .

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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