Sarah Nolan and Billy Stiles

Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School of Coventry

15 Foster Dr, Coventry RI, 02827
(401)-822-9426

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Introduction

Alan Shawn Feinstein middle school of Coventry, formally known as Knotty Oak, is located in a middle class suburban area. According to the school's website, they stand for "Educational Excellence...developing reliable, responsible, and respectful life-long learners, one student at a time". Even though the school already believes they are "high performing", they are constantly trying to improve their learning environment. The school has developed what they call a "comprehensive improvement plan" and encourages the parents and students to be actively involved in the school community. This information will be useful to parents looking to move to Coventry and send their children to Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School.


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Community Background

In the chart below, we see that the median household income in Coventry is $65,565 which is about $9,000 higher than the Rhode Island median household income and is about $12,000 higher than the national median household income. Coventry's poverty levels are overall lower than both the Rhode Island poverty level and the national poverty level. It is abundantly clear that Coventry's wealth as a whole is moderately higher than the national standard.

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Coventry
Rhode Island
United States
Median Household Income
$65,565
$56,361
$53,046
Median family income
$77,791
$72,717
$64,719
Per capita income
$30,330
$30,469
$28,155
All families below poverty level
5.8%
9.6%
11.3%
All people below the poverty level
8.4%
13.6%
15.4%
(US Census, 2013)

As you can see in the chart below, Coventry is predominantly white. Coventry is severely lacking in diversity seeing as less than 3% of the community is a race other than white. In relation to Rhode Island, Coventry is 16.5% more white than Rhode Island and 23.9% more white than the United States. Nine out of ten people in Coventry are white and seven out of ten people in the US are white.


Coventry
Rhode Island
United States
White
97.9%
81.4%
74%
Black/African Americans
0.1%
6.3%
12.6%
Asian
0.7%
3.1%
4.9%
Hispanic or Latino
1.8%
12.9%
16.6%
American Indian
and Alaska native
0.1%
0.4%
0.8%
(US Census, 2013)
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(US Census, 2013)

Overall, the children living in Coventry are relatively fortunate. There are far fewer children living in single-parent families in Coventry than in Rhode Island as a whole. There are also far fewer children living in families below the federal poverty line threshold in Coventry than in Rhode Island as a whole.

Coventry
Rhode Island
Child population
7,770
223,956
Children in single-parent
families
21%
31%
Median family income:
2009-2013
$83,156
$67,904
Children living in families
below the federal poverty
threshold:2009-2013
11.6%
19.5%

District Summary


In order to display Coventry as a district, we will compare it to the Barrington and Central Falls districts as well as Rhode Island as a whole. Barrington and Central Falls will be used because they are the top, and bottom districts in the RI educational statistics. Below a chart displays the NECAP scores for all three schools and the RI state average. As you can see from the chart, Barrington, the statistically more wealthy district, has the highest scores. Central falls, the lowest wealth district, has the lowest scores. Coventry comes in just above the stated average in every category, but falls just behind Barrington all the same.


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NECAP Assessments
State
Alan Shawn Feinstein
Middle School
Barrington
School
Central Falls
School
6th Grade Math
59%
64%
82%
26%
6th Grade Reading
72%
79%
89%
35%
7th Grade Math
59%
66%
87%
19%
7th Grade Reading
69%
78%
91%
32%
8th Grade Math
57%
62%
90%
15%
8th Grade Reading
74%
82%
95%
39%
8th Grade Writing
56%
63%
79%
13%
8th Grade Science
23%
35%
55%
1%

(Info Works, 2013)

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Rhode Island
Alan Shawn Feinstein
Middle School
Barrington
School
Central Falls
School
Attendance Rate
Middle Schools
94%
96%
94%
92%
Chronic
Absenteeism
Middle Schools
15%
6%
6%
27%
(Info Works, 2013)

School Analysis

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Qualifications and
Teacher-student
Ratio
Rhode Island
Alan Shawn Feinstein
Middle School
Barrington School
Central Falls
School
Teachers with
Emergency
Certification
1%
0%
0%
7%
Teacher-student
Ratio (Classroom
Teachers)
1:14
1:14
1:14
1:15
(RI Kids Count, 2013)
In reference to the teacher-student ratio, it is apparent that this does not vary much from school to school. However, none of the teachers at Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School of Coventry are emergency certified. If you are considering sending your child to Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School, these statistics may interest you. This is a relatively low student to teacher ratio which means that your child will likely receive one-on-one attention from their teacher if necessary. This also can assure that your child will not get lost in the shuffle.

Conclusion

As you can see from the data above, Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School of Coventry is relatively average. It is an affluent community; however, in comparison to Barrington, it is is not as wealthy. The community is wealthier overall than the state of Rhode Island. The school also tests well. Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School of Coventry scores relatively higher than Central Falls and not far below Barrington. Overall, the school exceeds the state average of test scores. The community has a lot to offer with its financial stability, above-average test scores, and safe environment. It is important to have this information if you are looking to send your child to Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School of Coventry.

References


RI kids count. (2012-2013). Retrieved from http://www.rikidscount.org/matriarch/default.asp

United States Census Bureau. (2015). Retrieved from http://www/census.gov/

Votta, P. (2013) Info works Rhode Island Education data reporting. Retrieved from http://infoworks.ride.gov/

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