Rhode Island Public Schools

Commissioner Deborah A. Gist

142,008 Students
13,448 Teachers
296 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 181
Schools, Middle 50
Schools, High 54
Schools, Elementary/Middle 4
Schools, Middle/High 1
Schools, Elementary/Middle/High 6
Schools, Total 296
Breakdown by school type
Public Schools, District Operated 270
Public Schools, State Operated 3
Public Charter Schools, District Operated 3
Public Charter Schools, Independently Operated 19
Collaboratives 1
Schools, Total 296
Students
Students, Public Elementary 66,716
Students, Public Middle 32,022
Students, Public High 43,270
Students, Public Total 142,008
4% of Public School students attend Charters
Students, Public Charter District 976
Students, Public Charter Independent 4,974
Students, Public Charter Total 5,950

Student Achievement

Accountability
Accountability Year Details
Accountability Summary and Classification 2013-14 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 2012-13 1% view details
Classes Taught by Not Highly Qualified Teachers (All Schools) 2012-13 1% 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) 2012-13 1:11 view details
Teacher-Student Ratio (Classroom Teachers) 2012-13 1:14 view details

Families and Communities

Student Characteristics
Student Characteristics Year Statewide Details
Student Eligibility for Subsidized Lunch 2013-14 47% view details
Students from Various Racial/Ethnic Backgrounds 2013-14 view details
Students Receiving ESL/Bilingual Education Services 2013-14 6% view details
Students Receiving Special Education Services 2013-14 15% view details

Safe and Supportive Schools

Attendance
Attendance Year Statewide State Target Details
Attendance Rate (Elementary Schools) 2013-14 95% no data view details
Attendance Rate (Middle Schools) 2013-14 94% no data view details
Attendance Rate (High Schools) 2013-14 92% no data view details
Attendance Rate (All Schools) 2013-14 94% no data
Chronic Absenteeism (Elementary Schools) 2013-14 13% view details
Chronic Absenteeism (Middle Schools) 2013-14 15% view details
Chronic Absenteeism (High Schools) 2013-14 24% 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) 2012-13 2815 view details
Number of Incidents (Middle Schools) 2012-13 11537 view details
Number of Incidents (High Schools) 2012-13 17944 view details
Student Indicators
Student Indicators Year Statewide Details
Stability Index (Elementary Schools) 2013-14 87% view details
Mobility Index (Elementary Schools) 2013-14 14% view details
Stability Index (Middle Schools) 2013-14 90% view details
Mobility Index (Middle Schools) 2013-14 11% view details
Stability Index (High Schools) 2013-14 86% view details
Mobility Index (High Schools) 2013-14 15% 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 2012-13 view details
Per Pupil Spending by Function Summary 2012-13 $15,740 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 2012-13 42% view details view details
8th Grade Math 2012-13 36% see above view details
12th Grade Math 2012-13 no data see above view details
4th Grade Reading 2012-13 38% view details view details
8th Grade Reading 2012-13 36% see above view details
12th Grade Reading 2012-13 no data see above view details
8th Grade Writing 2006-07 32% view details view details
12th Grade Writing 2010-11 no data see above view details
SurveyWorks Reports

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.