Nowell Leadership Academy Data At A Glance*

  • Full-time enrolled students: 160

  • Students on waitlist: 141

  • Percent of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch: 91%

  • Percent of students who are English language learners: 17%

  • Percent of students with special learning needs: 31%

  • Percent of students who identify as pregnant or parenting: 66%

  • Percent of students over-age and under-credited upon enrollment (i.e. off-track for a four-year high school graduation): 89%

  • Percent of students with a history of chronic absence prior to enrolling at Nowell: 96%

  • Average number of high schools Nowell students have attended before enrolling at Nowell: 3

  • Percent of students passing three or more courses per quarter: 80%

  • Percent of students making gap-closing growth in reading and literacy: 60%

  • Percent of Class of 2019 who graduated Nowell and enrolled in a professional certification program, a two-year or four-year college: 89%

  • Percent of categories in which Nowell outperformed other Rhode Island high schools by DOUBLE DIGITS for student satisfaction on the 2019 SurveyWorks survey: 88%

  • Total employees: 28

  • Total net assets: $1,165,241

  • FY2019 Budgeted Revenue: $2,758,953

  • FY2019 Budgeted Expenses: $2,751,527

  • Days of cash on hand: 84

  • Total funds raised / pledges received from corporate, foundation and competitive state grants during the 2018-2019 school year: $538,832

    In the Spring of 2019, the Nowell Leadership Academy commissioned a report from researchers at the University of Rhode Island. Researchers conducted focus group and individual interviews with over 100 Nowell Leadership Academy students, family members, graduates and non-finishers. You can find this report available online here.

    *Summary data from 2018-2019 school year. Financial data based on unaudited Spring 2019 financials.