B.f. Norton Elementary School

364 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 321 students in grades Kindergarten-5, B.f. Norton Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Rhode Island for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is approximately equal to the Rhode Island state average of 23%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Rhode Island state average of 36%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 321 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • : Top 50% in RI
  • : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), RI Dept. of Education

School Overview

B.f. Norton Elementary School's student population of 321 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
321 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

B.f. Norton Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 288 schools in Rhode Island (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of B.f. Norton Elementary School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (RI)
#134 out of 288 schools
(Top 50%)
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20-24%
23%
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35-39%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
29%
29%
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Black
6%
9%
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White
58%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.58
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), RI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is B.f. Norton Elementary School's ranking?
B.f. Norton Elementary School is ranked #134 out of 288 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Rhode Island.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 23% RI state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% RI state average).
How many students attend B.f. Norton Elementary School?
321 students attend B.f. Norton Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of B.f. Norton Elementary School students are White, 29% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of B.f. Norton Elementary School?
B.f. Norton Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is equal to the Rhode Island state average of 13:1.
What grades does B.f. Norton Elementary School offer ?
B.f. Norton Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is B.f. Norton Elementary School part of?
B.f. Norton Elementary School is part of Cumberland School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 321 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), RI Dept. of Education

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