Rhode Island Public Schools

Commissioner Ken Wagner

142,014 Students
15,988 Teachers
306 Schools
View details on Student and School counts in Rhode Island

Total Population of Students and Schools in Rhode Island

Data summarizing the number of students 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, public 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 185
Schools, Middle 52
Schools, High 57
Schools, Elementary/Middle 5
Schools, Middle/High 1
Schools, Elementary/Middle/High 6
Schools, Total 306
Breakdown by school type
Public Schools, District Operated 273
Public Schools, State Operated 3
Public Charter Schools, District Operated 3
Public Charter Schools, Independently Operated 26
Collaboratives 1
Schools, Total 306
Students
Students, Public Elementary 66,334
Students, Public Middle 32,809
Students, Public High 42,871
Students, Public Total 142,014
5.15% of Public School students attend Charters
Students, Public Charter District 1,046
Students, Public Charter Independent 6,264
Students, Public Charter Total 7,310

Student Achievement

Accountability

Measurements of school and district performance required by No Child Left Behind. Learn more

Accountability Year Details
Accountability Summary and Classification 2014-15 view details
PARCC Assessments

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers: a statewide exam in Math and English Language Arts/Literacy. Learn more

PARCC Assessments Year Met or Exceeded Statewide Details
ELA/Literacy Grade 3 2014-15 37% view details
ELA/Literacy Grade 4 2014-15 38% view details
ELA/Literacy Grade 5 2014-15 38% view details
ELA/Literacy Grade 6 2014-15 35% view details
ELA/Literacy Grade 7 2014-15 38% view details
ELA/Literacy Grade 8 2014-15 35% view details
ELA/Literacy Grade 9 2014-15 33% view details
ELA/Literacy Grade 10 2014-15 31% view details
Mathematics Grade 3 2014-15 36% view details
Mathematics Grade 4 2014-15 27% view details
Mathematics Grade 5 2014-15 27% view details
Mathematics Grade 6 2014-15 26% view details
Mathematics Grade 7 2014-15 25% view details
Mathematics Grade 8 2014-15 12% view details
Algebra I 2014-15 25% view details
Geometry 2014-15 14% view details
NECAP Assessments

New England Common Assessment Program: a statewide exam in Math, Reading, Writing, and Science. Learn more

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 2014-15 40% 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 2014-15 23% 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 2014-15 32% view details
SAT Exams (High School)

Scholastic Aptitude Test: an optional college entrance exam. Learn more

SAT Exams (High School) Year Statewide Nationwide Details
Mathematics Average (out of 800) 2014-15 481 511 view details
Reading Average (out of 800) 2014-15 480 495 see above
Writing Average (out of 800) 2014-15 468 484 see above
AP Exams (High School)

Advance Placement Exams: optional subject-specific exams for college credit. Learn more

AP Exams (High School) Year Details
AP Results 2014-15 view details
AP Participation 2014-15 view details
Developmental Reading Assessment

Measurement of student reading performance in early grades. Learn more

Developmental Reading Assessment Year Details
Highest Grade Reading 2013-14 view details

Teaching

Qualifications and Teacher-Student Ratio

Records of teacher certification, qualification requirements, and teacher-student ratios. Learn more

Qualifications and Teacher-Student Ratio Year Statewide Details
Teachers with Emergency Certification 2014-15 <1% view details
Classes Taught by Not Highly Qualified Teachers (All Schools) 2014-15 3% view details
Classes Taught by Not Highly Qualified Teachers (Low Poverty Schools) 2012-13 <1%
Classes Taught by Not Highly Qualified Teachers (High Poverty Schools) 2012-13 2%
Teacher-Student Ratio (All Teachers) 2014-15 1:8 view details
Teacher-Student Ratio (Classroom Teachers) 2014-15 1:15 view details

Families and Communities

Student Characteristics

Student demographic information. Learn more

Student Characteristics Year Statewide Details
Students Eligible for Subsidized Lunch 2015-16 47% view details
Students from Various Racial/Ethnic Backgrounds 2015-16 view details
Students Receiving ESL/Bilingual Education Services 2015-16 7% view details
Students Receiving Special Education Services 2015-16 15% view details

Safe and Supportive Schools

Attendance

Measurements of student presence at school, or lack thereof. Learn more

Attendance Year Statewide State Target Details
Attendance Rate (Elementary Schools) 2014-15 95% no data view details
Attendance Rate (Middle Schools) 2014-15 94% no data view details
Attendance Rate (High Schools) 2014-15 91% no data view details
Attendance Rate (All Schools) 2014-15 93% no data
Chronic Absenteeism (Elementary Schools) 2014-15 14% view details
Chronic Absenteeism (Middle Schools) 2014-15 16% view details
Chronic Absenteeism (High Schools) 2014-15 27% view details
Four Year Graduation Rate Students Entering Grade 9 in 2011-12

Student persistence and degree attainment after 4 years of high school. Learn more

Four Year Graduation Rate Students Entering Grade 9 in 2011-12 Year Statewide Details
Percent Graduated within 4 Years 2014-15 83.2% view details
Percent Dropped Out 2014-15 6.7% see above
Percent Received GED 2014-15 1.5% see above
Percent Still in School 2014-15 8.6% see above
Five Year Graduation Rate Students Entering Grade 9 in 2010-11

Student persistence and degree attainment after 5 years of high school. Learn more

Five Year Graduation Rate Students Entering Grade 9 in 2010-11 Year Statewide Details
Percent Graduated within 4 Years 2014-15 80.7% view details
Percent Graduated in 5 Years 2014-15 3.8% see above
Percent Graduated within 5 Years 2014-15 84.5% see above
Incidents of Suspension

Details regarding student removals from the classroom as discipline. Learn more

Incidents of Suspension Year Statewide Details
Suspension Rate (Elementary Schools) 2014-15 3.8 per 100 view details
Suspension Rate (Middle Schools) 2014-15 32.2 per 100 view details
Suspension Rate (High Schools) 2014-15 32.2 per 100 view details
Number of Infractions (Elementary Schools) 2014-15 2480 view details
Number of Infractions (Middle Schools) 2014-15 10560 view details
Number of Infractions (High Schools) 2014-15 13637 view details
Student Indicators

Measurements of student tendency to switch or stay within schools or districts over a school year. Learn more

Student Indicators Year Statewide Details
Stability Index (Elementary Schools) 2014-15 87% view details
Mobility Index (Elementary Schools) 2014-15 14% view details
Stability Index (Middle Schools) 2014-15 90% view details
Mobility Index (Middle Schools) 2014-15 11% view details
Stability Index (High Schools) 2014-15 86% view details
Mobility Index (High Schools) 2014-15 16% view details

Funding and Resources

Uniform Chart of Accounts (UCOA)

District financial information with spending by function detail. Learn more

Uniform Chart of Accounts (UCOA) Year Total Per Pupil Statewide Details
% of Total Spending by Function Summary 2013-14 view details
Per Pupil Spending by Function Summary 2013-14 $15,923 view details

Other

NAEP Exams

The National Assessment of Educational Progress: measuresurement of student performance in math and reading for comparison between states and across years. Learn more

NAEP Exams Year % Proficient Rhode Island % Proficient RI vs. US % Proficient RI vs. New England
4th Grade Math 2014-15 38% view details view details
8th Grade Math 2014-15 32% see above view details
12th Grade Math 2012-13 no data see above view details
4th Grade Reading 2014-15 40% view details view details
8th Grade Reading 2014-15 35% see above view details
12th Grade Reading 2012-13 no data see above view details
SurveyWorks Reports

Student, parent, teacher, and administrator perceptions and opinions about their schools. Learn more

These reports are the results of the 2013-2014 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.