State Report Card
Characteristics of students attending school
in this state
Participation in public school
Public charter: The percentage of Rhode Islandís students who
are enrolled in charter schools, whether operated by a school
district or by a nonprofit agency.
Other public schools: The percentage of Rhode Islandís
students who are enrolled in public schools, governed by a district,
as of October 2001, exclusive of those enrolled in public charter
Home instructed: The 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 2001.
Non-public: The percentage of students who attend private or
parochial schools, as of October 2001.
Eligibility for subsidized lunch
Eligible for free or reduced (price) lunch: students whose
family incomes fall
below certain income (poverty or near-poverty) guidelines. This
indicates the percent of students who were eligible for free or
lunches in October 2001.
Not Eligible: Students whose
family income falls outside the low-income
guidelines as of October 2001.
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,
the Philippine Islands and Samoa.
Black: A student having
origins in any of the African-American racial groups, not
including people of Hispanic origins.
Hispanic: A student
of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American
or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
American: A student having origins in any of the original
peoples of North
America, including American Indians, Eskimos and Aleuts.
A student having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe,
Africa, the Middle East or the Indian subcontinent.
or bilingual education
Bilingual: A student who receives instruction in
English and another
language to support content-area learning while learning English as
English as a Second Language: A student who
receives content area
instruction solely in English while learning English as a second
In both programs: A student who receives
instruction for a part of the day
in both a bilingual and an ESL program.
Self-Contained: Percent of the state's students in
self-contained special-education classes, in which instruction is
provided by a special educator in a separate special-education
setting for more than half of the instructional day.
Resource: Percent of the state's students in resource special
education, in which instruction is provided by a special educator
for less than half of the instructional day.
Other Programs: Percent of the state's students who receive
special-education services through other delivery arrangements.