What you are looking at
You are looking at a demographic description of who is
in the school. The pie charts show the percentages of
the total school population who are identified with the
characteristics which are described in detail below.
What you are looking for
You are looking to get a sense of the schoolís
composition and diversity.
Eligible for subsidized lunch
Eligible for free or reduced (price) lunch: students
whose family incomes fall below certain income (poverty
or near-poverty) guidelines. This measure indicates the
percent of students who were eligible for free or
reduced-price lunches in October 2000.
Not Eligible: Students whose family income falls outside
the low-income guidelines as of October 2000.
Asian/Pacific Islander: A student having origins
in any of the original peoples of the Far East,
Southeast Asia or the Pacific Islands, e.g., China,
Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands and Samoa
Black: A student having origins in any of the
African-American racial groups, not including people of
Hispanic: A student of Mexican, Puerto Rican,
Cuban, Central or South American or other Spanish
culture or origin, regardless of race.
Native American: A student having origins in any
of the original peoples of North America, including
American Indians, Eskimos and Aleuts.
White: A student having origins in any of the
original peoples of Europe, North Africa, the Middle
East or the Indian Sub-Continent.
Limited English Proficient (LEP):
(LEP) Bilingual: A student who receives
instruction in English and another language to support
content-area learning while learning English as a second
(LEP) English as a Second Language: A student who
receives content area instruction solely in English
while learning English as a second language.
(LEP) In both programs: A student who
receives instruction for a part of the day in both a
bilingual and an ESL program.
Part-time regular/resource program: A student whose
Individual Educational Plan (IEP) services are provided
in alternate or regular education settings for less than
50% of the school day or week.
Self-contained program: A student whose Individual
Educational Plan (IEP) services are provided outside of
the regular education classroom for more than 50% of the
school day or week.
While the data for the other pie charts are collected by
the school and apply to the school as a whole,
individual test-takers report the highest level of their
parentsí education directly on the test materials. Thus,
the pie chart for parentsí education applies only to the
children in the one grade who took the test. However,
for elementary schools we use the parentsí education
level as reported by students on the highest grade
tested within that school because the information is
more reliable than the data from lower grades.
* Special to the district and
* State reports
Type of Schooling
Public enrollment: The number (and percentage) of Rhode
Islandís students who are enrolled in public schools,
governed by a district, as of October 2000.
Non-public enrollment: The number (and percentage) of
students who attend private or parochial schools, as of
At-home instructed: The number (and percentage) of
students who have received permission from the school
committee of their local district to be instructed at
home according to the provisions of Section 16-19-2 of
the General Laws of Rhode Island, as of October 2000.