The Compass School

537 Old North Rd,

Kingston, RI, 02881

Tel: (401)788-8322
Grades: KG-8

162 students

The Compass School serves 162 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the RI average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
The Compass School operates within the The Compass School District.

Overview

The student population of 162 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
School Type Vocational school / Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 162 students
The Compass School Total Students (2003-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
The Compass School Total Classroom Teachers (2005-2012)
Students by Grade The Compass School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (RI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 12:1
The Compass School Student : Teacher Ratio (2005-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
The Compass School Asian (2003-2012)
Hispanic
2%
22%
The Compass School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
1%
8%
The Compass School Black (2004-2012)
White
94%
64%
The Compass School White (2003-2012)
All Ethnic Groups The Compass School Sch Ethnicity The Compass School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.12 0.51
The Compass School Diversity Score (2003-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
38%
The Compass School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
6%
The Compass School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 162 students has grown by 8% over five years.
School District Name The Compass School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
5
Number of Students Managed 162 2,094
The Compass  School District Number of Students Managed (2003-2012)
District Total Revenue $3 MM $37 MM
District Spending $2 MM $34 MM
The Compass  School District Spending (2004-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,779 $17,432
The Compass  School District Revenue / Student (2004-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,154 $16,408
The Compass  School District Spending / Student (2004-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is South Kingstown High School (3.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Curtis Corner Middle School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kingston Hill Academy (0.4 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Saunderstown Kingston Hill Academy
    Charter School
    850 Stony Fort Rd
    Saunderstown , RI , 02874
    (401)783-8282
    Charter School
    0.4  mi  |  179  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • West Kingston West Kingston School
    3119 Ministerial Rd
    West Kingston , RI , 02892
    (401)360-1130
    2.1  mi  |  277  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Wakefield Curtis Corner Middle School
    301 Curtis Corner Rd
    Wakefield , RI , 02879
    (401)360-1333
    2.6  mi  |  594  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Peace Dale Peace Dale School
    109 Kersey Rd
    Peace Dale , RI , 02879
    (401)360-1600
    3.1  mi  |  389  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Wakefield Broad Rock Middle School
    351 Broad Rock Rd
    Wakefield , RI , 02879
    (401)782-6223
    3.2  mi  |  520  students  |  Gr.  5-6

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Washington County, RI public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.54, which is higher than the Rhode Island average of 0.51. The most diverse school district in Washington County is Washington County School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Rhode Island or national school diversity statistics.