Rhode Island Public Schools

Commissioner Deborah A. Gist

Total Population of Students, Teachers and Schools in Rhode Island

Data summarizing the number of students, teachers and schools are presented by education level — elementary, middle, or high school. A small number of public schools have more than one level, such as kindergarten through eighth grade, and are shown as "elementary/middle schools". The schools data are also summarized by "type of school" to show the number of traditional public schools, charters (either independently operated or by a district), schools operated by the state and collaborative schools that involve multiple districts.

Public Schools
Breakdown by level
Schools, Elementary 190
Schools, Middle 50
Schools, High 53
Schools, Elementary/Middle 5
Schools, Middle/High 1
Schools, Elementary/Middle/High 5
Schools, Total 304
Breakdown by school type
Public Schools, District Operated 276
Public Schools, State Operated 3
Public Charter Schools, District Operated 3
Public Charter Schools, Independently Operated 15
Collaboratives 1
Preschools, Publicly Operated 6
Schools, Total 304
Students
Students, Public Elementary 66,639
Students, Public Middle 31,170
Students, Public High 44,672
Students, Public Total 142,481
< 4% Public School students attend Charters
Students, Public Charter District 1,034
Students, Public Charter Independent 4,097
Students, Public Charter Total 5,131
Teachers
Teachers, Elementary 6,528
Teachers, Middle 3,180
Teachers, High 4,470
Teachers, Other 82
Teachers, Total (FTEs) 14,260

Student Achievement

Accountability
Accountability Year Details
Accountability Summary and Classification 2012-13 view details
NECAP Assessments
NECAP Assessments Year % Proficient State Details
3rd Grade Math 2013-14 56% view details
3rd Grade Reading 2013-14 69% view details
4th Grade Math 2013-14 63% view details
4th Grade Reading 2013-14 70% view details
4th Grade Science 2012-13 41% view details
5th Grade Math 2013-14 61% view details
5th Grade Reading 2013-14 74% view details
5th Grade Writing 2013-14 64% view details
6th Grade Math 2013-14 59% view details
6th Grade Reading 2013-14 72% view details
7th Grade Math 2013-14 59% view details
7th Grade Reading 2013-14 69% view details
8th Grade Math 2013-14 57% view details
8th Grade Reading 2013-14 74% view details
8th Grade Writing 2013-14 56% view details
8th Grade Science 2012-13 30% view details
11th Grade Math 2013-14 35% view details
11th Grade Reading 2013-14 81% view details
11th Grade Writing 2013-14 66% view details
11th Grade Science 2012-13 30% view details
SAT Exams (High School)
SAT Exams (High School) Year Statewide Nationwide Details
Mathematics Average (out of 800) 2012-13 479 514 view details
Reading Average (out of 800) 2012-13 478 496 see above
Writing Average (out of 800) 2012-13 473 488 see above
AP Exams (High School)
AP Exams (High School) Year Details
AP Results 2012-13 view details
AP Participation 2012-13 view details
Developmental Reading Assessment
Developmental Reading Assessment Year Details
Highest Grade Reading 2012-13 view details

Teaching

Qualifications and Teacher-Student Ratio
Qualifications and Teacher-Student Ratio Year Statewide Details
Teachers with Emergency Certification 2010-11 1% view details
Not Highly Qualified Teachers 2010-11 3% view details
Teacher-Student Ratio 2010-11 1:11 view details

Families and Communities

Student Characteristics
Student Characteristics Year Statewide Details
Student Eligibility for Subsidized Lunch 2012-13 46% view details
Students from Various Racial/Ethnic Backgrounds 2012-13 view details
Students Receiving ESL/Bilingual Education Services 2012-13 6% view details
Students Receiving Special Education Services 2012-13 15% view details

Safe and Supportive Schools

Attendance
Attendance Year Statewide State Target Details
Attendance Rate (Elementary Schools) 2012-13 95% no data view details
Attendance Rate (Middle Schools) 2012-13 94% no data view details
Attendance Rate (High Schools) 2012-13 92% no data view details
Attendance Rate (All Schools) 2012-13 94% no data
Chronic Absenteeism (Elementary Schools) 2012-13 12% view details
Chronic Absenteeism (Middle Schools) 2012-13 14% view details
Chronic Absenteeism (High Schools) 2012-13 23% view details
Four Year Graduation Rate Students Entering Grade 9 in 2009-10
Four Year Graduation Rate Students Entering Grade 9 in 2009-10 Year Statewide Details
Percent Graduated within 4 Years 2012-13 79.7% view details
Percent Dropped Out 2012-13 9.1% see above
Percent Received GED 2012-13 2.9% see above
Percent Still in School 2012-13 8.3% see above
Five Year Graduation Rate Students Entering Grade 9 in 2008-09
Five Year Graduation Rate Students Entering Grade 9 in 2008-09 Year Statewide Details
Percent Graduated within 4 Years 2012-13 77.3% view details
Percent Graduated in 5 Years 2012-13 3.6% see above
Percent Graduated within 5 Years 2012-13 80.9% see above
Incidents of Suspension
Incidents of Suspension Year Statewide Details
Number of Incidents (Elementary Schools) 2011-12 2916 view details
Number of Incidents (Middle Schools) 2011-12 13710 view details
Number of Incidents (High Schools) 2011-12 24845 view details
Student Indicators
Student Indicators Year Statewide Details
Stability Index (Elementary Schools) 2011-12 87% view details
Mobility Index (Elementary Schools) 2011-12 14% view details
Stability Index (Middle Schools) 2011-12 89% view details
Mobility Index (Middle Schools) 2011-12 12% view details
Stability Index (High Schools) 2011-12 86% view details
Mobility Index (High Schools) 2011-12 16% view details

Funding and Resources

Uniform Chart of Accounts (UCOA)
Uniform Chart of Accounts (UCOA) Year Total Per Pupil Statewide Details
% of Total Spending by Function Summary 2010-11 view details
Per Pupil Spending by Function Summary 2010-11 $15,173 view details
Tax and Spending
Tax and Spending Year Details
Property Value per Student vs. Tax Rate on Owner-Occupied Property FY2009 view details
Tax Capacity and Effort Based on Residential Property Value FY2009 view details

Other

NAEP Exams
NAEP Exams Year % Proficient Rhode Island % Proficient RI vs. US % Proficient RI vs. New England
4th Grade Math 2010-11 43% view details view details
8th Grade Math 2010-11 34% see above view details
12th Grade Math 2008-09 no data see above view details
4th Grade Reading 2010-11 35% view details view details
8th Grade Reading 2010-11 33% see above view details
12th Grade Reading 2008-09 no data see above view details
8th Grade Writing 2006-07 32% view details view details
12th Grade Writing 2006-07 no data see above view details
SurveyWorks Reports

These reports are the results of the 2012-2013 Administrators' Survey. Most schools have only a few administrators — often only one. In order to protect confidentiality, the results have been combined into groups of LEAs: Urban, Urban Ring, Suburban, and State Operated and Charter LEAs (LEA stands for Local Education Authority, i.e. school district or state-operated or charter school). In each report, those results are compared to the results statewide. The survey asks administrators to express their opinions and perceptions about their school's practices, issues and climate. The resulting data is designed to aid school planning and improvement.

Click the links below to download these reports in PDF format.