This section of charts contains education data for ZIP code 02872 Rhode Island based mainly on the latest year 2022 Census data using the American Community Survey but also the survey from Common Core Data available for Public Elementary through Secondary Schools. In Figure 1, the percent of all people aged 25 years or older, who have either graduated from high school or completed the Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or some equivalent certification/credential. 02872 depicts it has a High School Grad or higher of 61% which is the smallest when ranked by percent high school graduates or better of all the other zip codes in the greater region. The zip code with the highest percent high school graduates or better in the area is 02835 which depicts a high school graduates of 97% (58.9% larger).
In Figure 2, the percentage of people aged 25 years or older who have graduated from college/university with at least a bachelor's degree is provided. Note that the bachelor's degree is also called a four-year degree because it normally takes four years of full-time study to finish the course curriculum required to obtain the degree. This chart portrays the proportion of the population in this region who are college graduates with at least a bachelor degree or higher. In many ways, this analysis alongside the prior chart are very quick measures of the level of education in any particular area. ZIP code 02872 shows it has a Bachelors Degree or higher of 28% which is the smallest when sorted by percent with a bachelors degree or higher of all the other zip codes in the area. The zip code with the highest percent with a bachelors degree or higher in the area is 02835 which depicts a percent with a bachelors degree of 61% (about twice as large).
Figure 4 shows the percentage of people 25 years of age or older who either have no schooling at all or dropped out of school before being able to complete high school. Additionally, these are people who also do not have a Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or some other high school level type credential/student achievement. This analysis, along with the last two charts, provides another high level review and comparative data on the ZIP code 02872 Rhode Island educational level. 02872 depicts it has a School Dropout Rate of 39% which is the highest of all zip codes in the local area.
Figure 5 provides a more detailed look at the educational attainment for ZIP code 02872 Rhode Island. This chart provides the proportion of people aged 25 years of age or older and what was their level of educational attainment. The chart provides 5 broad categories including: No Education/No School, Some High School, High School or equivalent, Some college or Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree or higher. ZIP code 02872 has the largest proportion of percent of people with no schooling at 39% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the smallest proportion of percent of people with high school degree, ged, or equivalent at 14% of the total. Third, it has the smallest proportion of percent of people with some college or an associates degree at 28% of the total.
The next chart shows a break down of people who have received a bachelor's degree or higher advanced degree generally in a campus learning environment. In particular, Figure 6, provides the proportional breakdown of all the people who have received a postsecondary education along with what the level of advanced degree that was obtained. Note that these categories do not include any type professional development type activities such as those related to maintaining professional credentials in workshop lessons. Note Professional Degree includes medical, dental, lawyers, etc. ZIP code 02872 has the largest proportion of percent of people with an associate degree at 67% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next chart (Figure 8) provides a more detailed deep dive on the category of major degree obtained for people aged 25 years or older who earned a bachelor's degree or higher. Specifically, this frequency distribution details out what the major field of study was the degree obtained. ZIP code 02872 has the largest proportion of percent of people with a degree in computers, mathematics and statistics at 100.0% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 9 provides comparative data between the places in the greater ZIP code 02872 Rhode Island region for broad educational attainment. This analysis uses provides five broad education attainment categories including: No Education/No School, Some High School, High School or equivalent, Some college or Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree or higher. ZIP code 02872 has the largest proportion of percent of people with no schooling at 38.7% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the smallest proportion of percent of people with high school (or ged) at 13.5% of the total. Third, it has the smallest proportion of percent of people with some college or an associates degree at 27.9% of the total.
A more detailed frequency distribution of educational attainment is provided in Figure 10. In particular this illustration breaks out the highest levels of university educational opportunities beyond the four year college degree. Included in the breakout are the relative proportion of masters degrees, PhD/Doctorate/Doctorial holders, and professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, lawyers, etc. ZIP code 02872 has the largest proportion of percent of people with no schooling at 38.7% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of people with some college but not a graduate at 13.5% of the total and is ranked #1. The next exhibit (Figure 11) provides detailed cross tabulation analysis that provides education success data broken out or cross tabulated by age group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
Figure 12 is a cross tabulation analysis that shows large educational success categories and is broken out or cross tabulated by racial group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.The final cross tabulation analysis is provided in Figure 13 and shows education success broken out by gender. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
ZIP code 02872 School Enrollment Charts
ZIP code 02872 Area Schools Charts
Figure 23 lists all the schools in the area along with the school district, county location and other program information/credential such as if they are a public charter school or private charter school or magnet school. Some of the Area Schools are: Melville School, Portsmouth Middle School, Portsmouth High School, Howard Hathaway School, and Forest Avenue School. The next illustration in Figure 24 shows the total child school enrollment for all grades (through 12th grade) at the school shown using NCES data (Common Core of Data, Public Elementary-Secondary School Universe Survey.) Looking at Enrollment for Area Schools we find that Portsmouth Middle School ranks the largest with a value of 976 enrolled students. The next largest values are for: Portsmouth High School (974), Middletown High School (737), Joseph H. Gaudet School (711), and Colt Andrews School (413). The difference between the highest value (Portsmouth Middle School) and the next highest (Portsmouth High School) is that the enrolled students is about about the same size.
Figure 25 show the ratio of the number of students to the number of teachers in the classroom. A good student to teacher ratio should be low because it indicates that there are less students for any one teacher to educate in a class and generally a better learning environment, better success and optimal teaching excellence. Teachers includes all educational staff such as special education teachers and any other educator. Note that distance learning (online learning/remote learning) is not included in these values. Looking at Student to Teacher Ratio for Area Schools we find that Portsmouth High School ranks the largest with a value of 12.6 student to teacher ratio. The next largest values are for: Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnesset (13.0), Fishing Cove El. School (13.3), Melville School (13.5), and Joseph Gaudet Academy (14.1). The difference between the lowest value (Portsmouth High School) and the next lowest (Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnesset) is that the student to teacher ratio is only about 3.6% larger.
The next chart, Figure 26, shows the racial mix of students at each location in this district of the state of Rhode Island department of education.
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