Rhode Island Schools

  • RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • 255 WESTMINSTER STREET
  • PROVIDENCE, RI 2903
  • (401) 222-8706
Below is a summary of public and private K-12 schools in Rhode Island, the information provided includes details on state finances, overall faculty numbers and student enrollment. We have also collected graduation and dropout rates which are broken down by grade and race.

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State Information For Public Schools

Rhode Island School Rankings

State Ranking
Graduation Rate76.4%25
Dropout Rate5.3%41
Per Pupil Spending$15,3264
Students Per Teacher12.89
Number of Schools33247
Number of Students145,34243
Number of (FTE) Teachers11,31642

Rhode Island Student, Faculty and Staff Statistics (2008)

Student Enrollment Per Grade
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment145,34212.8
Prekindergarten Students1,98518.2
Kindergarten Students9,90526.9
1st Grade Students10,728-
2nd Grade Students10,914-
3rd Grade Students10,097-
4th Grade Students9,752-
5th Grade Students10,972-
6th Grade Students10,927-
7th Grade Students11,281-
8th Grade Students11,422-
9th Grade Students13,614-
10th Grade Students12,203-
11th Grade Students10,833-
12th Grade Students10,709-
Ungraded Students--
Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers11,31612.8
Prekindergarten Teachers10918.2
Kindergarten Teachers36826.9
Elementary Teachers4,909-
Secondary Teachers5,930-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes-1.0
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides2,167
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors80
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors408
Elementary84
Secondary324
Other-
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians308
Library Support Staff58
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff4,261
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators72
LEA Administrative Support Staff454
School Administrators465
School Administrative Support Staff677
Student Support Services561
Other Support Services Staff2,032

Rhode Island State Financial Details (2008)

State Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$2,223,575,111-
Total Local Revenues$1,162,769,82852.3%
Property Tax--
Non-Property Tax--
Local Government Property Tax$1,124,285,13650.6%
Local Government Non-Property Tax--
Individual Tuition$1,092,5920.05%
Tuition From LEAs$17,612,8890.8%
Individual Transportation Fees$84,0960.00%
Transportation Fees From LEAs$515,8890.02%
Earnings on Investments$1,770,5680.08%
Food Service$20,085,1060.9%
Student Activities$425,9130.02%
Textbooks$2,9200.00%
Summer School$730,4460.03%
Other Revenues$14,293,0510.6%
Intermediate Revenues--
Total State Revenues$887,762,00239.9%
Total Federal Revenues$173,043,2817.8%
Direct Grants$3,808,4570.2%
Revenues Through State$166,596,8297.5%
Revenues Through Intermediate Agencies--
Other Sources$2,637,9950.1%
State Expenses For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$2,134,608,941-
Total Instructional Expenditures$1,288,211,71460.3%
Salaries$824,987,38238.6%
Teacher Salaries - Regular$582,564,19727.3%
Teacher Salaries - Special Education$138,143,7756.5%
Teacher Salaries - Vocational$12,394,8180.6%
Teacher Salaries - Other$39,154,4011.8%
Employee Benefits$351,928,83416.5%
Purchased Services$11,554,7190.5%
Tuition To Private and Out-of-State Schools$75,223,5213.5%
Tuition To Other LEAs In-State$36,299,3301.7%
Supplies$23,408,2800.4%
Property$1,108,9780.05%
Other--
Textbooks$5,437,1370.3%
Salaries$389,874,18118.3%
Student Support$156,116,8817.3%
Instructional Staff Support$61,060,3522.9%
General Administration Support$13,876,7480.7%
School Administration Support$68,072,7873.2%
Operation & Maintenance Support$54,459,4742.6%
Student Transportation Support$14,491,8320.7%
Other Support$21,796,1071.0%
Employee Benefits$193,386,9109.1%
Student Support$80,736,6383.8%
Instructional Staff Support$26,938,0091.3%
General Administration Support$5,827,6320.3%
School Administration Support$30,582,7411.4%
Operation & Maintenance Support$30,113,1911.4%
Student Transportation Support$8,543,6090.4%
Other Support$10,645,0900.5%
Purchased Services$145,699,5946.8%
Student Support$14,100,2290.7%
Instructional Staff Support$12,984,5170.6%
General Administration Support$8,606,8980.4%
School Administration Support$2,399,1310.1%
Operation & Maintenance Support$48,260,1852.3%
Student Transportation Support$52,847,9412.5%
Other Support$6,500,6930.3%
Supplies$57,926,6892.7%
Student Support$840,3740.04%
Instructional Staff Support$3,566,2680.2%
General Administration Support$1,003,8590.05%
School Administration Support$1,153,3660.05%
Operation & Maintenance Support$46,706,6312.2%
Student Transportation Support$3,635,0210.2%
Other Support$1,021,1700.05%
Property$2,464,3000.1%
Student Support$148,0550.01%
Instructional Staff Support$398,0340.02%
General Administration Support$193,7330.01%
School Administration Support$180,7490.01%
Operation & Maintenance Support$810,1060.04%
Student Transportation Support$173,4840.01%
Other Support$560,1390.03%
Other$6,654,9120.3%
Student Support$746,7550.03%
Instructional Staff Support$1,831,1510.09%
General Administration Support$1,135,1390.05%
School Administration Support$340,2440.02%
Operation & Maintenance Support$2,131,9340.10%
Student Transportation Support$10,6720.00%
Other Support$459,0170.02%
Total Non-Instructional Expenditures$52,854,9412.5%
Food Services$52,849,8172.5%
Salaries$3,885,9040.2%
Employee Benefits$1,318,5560.06%
Purchased Services$36,618,6411.7%
Supplies$10,813,2310.5%
Property--
Other$213,4850.01%
Enterprise$5,1240.00%
Salaries$4,8000.00%
Employee Benefits$3240.00%
Purchased Services--
Supplies--
Property--
Other--

Rhode Island State Graduation and Dropout Details (2007)

Graduation Rate By Race
    Graduation Rate
American Indian 78.0%
Asian 74.4%
Hispanic 70.1%
Black 74.7%
White 79.0%
Total 76.4%
Diploma Count By Race
    Diploma Count
American Indian 64
Asian 314
Hispanic 1,605
Black 890
White 7,474
Total 10,347
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients By Race
    OHC Count
American Indian -
Asian -
Hispanic -
Black -
White -
Total 3
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Recipients By Race (Ages 16-19)
    GED Count
American Indian 10
Asian 14
Hispanic 94
Black 37
White 369
Total 526
Dropout Rates By Grade
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Grade 96815.0%
Grade 107005.7%
Grade 116445.7%
Grade 125345.0%
Grades 9-12 Total2,5595.3%
Dropout Rates By Race (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
American Indian610.3%
Asian254.8%
Hispanic2218.2%
Black907.8%
White3394.3%
Dropout Rates By Gender (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Male1,4866.1%
Female1,0734.5%
City List
City Name Schools Students S:T Ratio
Median Income
Rating
Grade
Barrington113,41814.1$74,591
Not Yet Rated
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Bristol52,05412.6$43,689
3 Reviews
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Central Falls103,32210.8$22,628
13 Reviews
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Chepachet231210.7-
Not Yet Rated
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Coventry105,38713.9-
26 Reviews
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Cranston3710,80012.5$44,108
14 Reviews
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Cumberland115,07014.9-
6 Reviews
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East Greenwich152,37212.3-
1 Reviews
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East Providence154,11912.8$39,108
7 Reviews
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Exeter580312.9-
Not Yet Rated
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Harrisville42,05113.9$40,430
13 Reviews
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Jamestown24799.9-
Not Yet Rated
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Johnston103,10711.9-
5 Reviews
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Kingston41539.6$56,159
Not Yet Rated
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Lincoln93,65212.0-
12 Reviews
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Manville250010.4-
Not Yet Rated
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Middletown132,34211.9-
Not Yet Rated
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Narragansett51,45311.2-
1 Reviews
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Newport102,06811.1$40,669
3 Reviews
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North Kingstown124,42814.0-
5 Reviews
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North Providence123,28911.9$39,721
4 Reviews
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North Scituate62,89513.3-
5 Reviews
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North Smithfield31,45111.8-
Not Yet Rated
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Pascoag346214.9$48,778
2 Reviews
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Pawtucket309,16814.2$31,775
44 Reviews
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Portsmouth92,82312.9-
Not Yet Rated
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Providence9325,21715.4$26,867
58 Reviews
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Riverside61,44912.7-
2 Reviews
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Rumford331017.4-
Not Yet Rated
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Smithfield92,50312.2-
2 Reviews
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Tiverton51,95612.5$45,683
4 Reviews
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Wakefield122,71611.9-
1 Reviews
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Warren31,38513.0-
Not Yet Rated
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Warwick4610,39811.0$46,483
24 Reviews
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West Greenwich61,08612.0-
2 Reviews
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West Kingston232412.3-
Not Yet Rated
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West Warwick123,53213.1$39,505
5 Reviews
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Westerly72,97112.9$42,860
9 Reviews
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Wood River Junction42,31711.0-
2 Reviews
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Woonsocket216,22013.1$30,819
5 Reviews
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