Providence County Public Schools

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There are 186 public schools in Providence County County, Rhode Island, serving 85,697 students.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Rhode Island state average of 36%.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is more than the state average of 12:1.

Providence County Public Schools

County Statistics

About Providence County County County Statistics (RI) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 623,434 people 1,047,359 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 30% 33%
Median Household Income $57,885 $66,325
Recent Public School Articles
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Research shows that students of color face a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions in U.S. public schools. Learn about these disparities, as well as the policies that fuel them. Also learn about suggested measures to address this problem.
Charter Schools Produce More Graduates than Public Schools
Studies show that graduation rates at charter schools outpace graduation rates at public schools. Learn how charter schools have been able to improve graduation rates, and the positive effects charter schools have on studentsí lives in the long-term.
Changing Demographics Will Alter the Diversity of Public Schools
Learn about projected changes in public school enrollment of various ethnic groups and what problems may be ahead for state education systems as they try to cope with increasing financial demands as a result of increased enrollment.
Did You Know?
Providence County, RI public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of .61, which is higher than the Rhode Island average of .54. The most diverse school district in Providence County is Dcyf School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Rhode Island or in the USA.