Agnes B. Hennessey School

  • Agnes B. Hennessey School serves 272 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 40%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 41%.

School Overview

  • Agnes B. Hennessey School's student population of 272 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students272 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Agnes B. Hennessey School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Agnes B. Hennessey School is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (RI)
Overall School Rank#218 out of 284 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
5%
25%
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Black
12%
8%
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White
69%
59%
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Two or more races
12%
4%
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Diversity Score0.500.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEast Providence School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

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