Schools and Districts in Rhode Island

Explore 317 schools and 64 school districts that serves 136,331 students with 10,975 teachers in Rhode Island.


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Rhode Island Schools

There are 317 public schools in Rhode Island distributed in 64 school districts. A total of 136,331 students attend Rhode Island schools and 10,975 teachers work for the schools.

By school level, there are 174 elementary, 59 middle, 65 high schools, and 19 other type of schools (eg. ungraded, adult education, etc.,).

In addition, 84 private schools are serving students in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Public Schools By Levels and Categories
Number of District64 districts
Total Number of Public Schools317 schools
By Level
Elementary174 schools / 59,730 students
Middle59 schools / 32,313 students
High65 schools / 42,291 students
(Ungraded, Adult Education, other)
19 schools
By Category
Traditional276 schools
Charter39 schools
Magnet0 schools
Special Education0 schools
Alternative2 schools

Rhode Island School Districts

In Rhode Island, 64 school districts are serving their students in 317 schools. Providence School District is the largest district with 41 schools and 23,920 students.

797 Westminster Street, Providence, RI

PK-12 Offered
41 Schools
23,920 Students
14 Students per teacher

845 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI

PK-12 Offered
24 Schools
10,178 Students
11 Students per teacher

69 Draper Avenue, Gorton Administration Building, Warwick, RI

PK-12 Offered
19 Schools
8,716 Students
12 Students per teacher

286 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI

PK-12 Offered
16 Schools
7,967 Students
18 Students per teacher

McFee Administration Building, 108 High Street, Woonsocket, RI

PK-12 Offered
10 Schools
5,860 Students
19 Students per teacher

Student Population

A total of 138,851 students are attending Rhode Island schools. By gender, there are 71,843 (51.7%) male and 67,008 (51.7%) female students in RI schools.

By race/ethnicity, 79,093 White (57.0%), 11,402 Black (8.2%), and 4,529 Asian (3.3%) students are attending Rhode Island schools.

Performance in Math and Reading

In 2019, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered the math and reading assessment to representative samples of fourth- and eighth-grade students in the nation, states, and other participating large urban districts. According to the report, 81 percent of students in fourth grade and 64 percent of students in eighth grade scored at or above the NAEP basic in Math. For reading assessment, 66 percent of students in fourth grade and 71 percent of students in eighth grade scored at or above basic score.

You can read more about the assessment at NAEP report card website for Math and Reading.

4th Grade8th Grade
At or Above NAEP BasicAt or Above NAEP ProficientAt or Above NAEP BasicAt or Above NAEP Proficient
Math81%40% 64%29%
Reading66%35% 71%35%

Advanced Placement Programs

In Rhode Island schools, total 6,641 students are enrolled in at least one (1) AP programs. 11,675 students are participating the SAT and/or ACT test program.

Number of Students EnrolledPercent Enrolled
Advanced Placement Programs6,641
Advanced Placement Math1,476
Advanced Placement Science2,264
Advanced Placement Other programs5,438
SAT/ACT Participation11,675

Teachers & Staffs

Total 10,975 full-time (or equivalent) teachers work for schools in Rhode Island and the students to teacher ratio is 12 to 1. 98.5% of teachers are certified. 90.1% of teachers have 3 or more years teaching experiences.

Total FTE of Teachers10,975Students per teacher: 12 to 1
Teachers who are certified10,81598.5%
Teachers who are not certified1601.5%
Teachers in their first year of teaching4344.0%
Teachers in their second year of teaching6515.9%
School counselors332Students per counselor: 411 to 1
Law Enforcement Officer48-
Security guards79-
Social workers246-

Public Schools in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, 317 public schools are serving 136,331 students. The next lists are showing schools by offering level.

Private Schools in Rhode Island

84 private schools are serving students in Rhode Island. The next lists are showing the private schools by offering level.

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