Rhode Island Public Schools

Rhode Island is the #48 largest school system in the United States, serving 140,868 students students across 308 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 36% (majority Hispanic), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is less than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(RI) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
22%
Black
8%
White
64%
Unknown
2%
  • County
    # Schools
    # Students
    % Minority
  • 1212 Schools |
    6,8696,869 Students |
    9% 9% Minority
  • 4747 Schools |
    21,79321,793 Students |
    12% 12% Minority
  • 2424 Schools |
    9,7629,762 Students |
    20% 20% Minority
  • 186186 Schools |
    85,69785,697 Students |
    51% 51% Minority
  • 3939 Schools |
    16,74716,747 Students |
    10% 10% Minority
Recent Public School Articles
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
As many traditional public schools struggle to close the achievement gap, Knowledge is Power Program schools seem to have the right formula for helping poverty-stricken and minority students achieve success. In this article, we examine how KIPP schools are making their students’ futures much brighter.
Urban Public Schools Come to the Rescue of Black Boys
Public schools across the nation are implementing programs that help keep young black men in school and off the streets. Boosting graduation rates, reducing gang involvement and violence, and providing positive male role models are just a few of the common elements of these programs. Yet, the achievement gap between black boys and other peer groups remains extremely wide.
Teachers in 19 States Allowed to Physically Punish Students
As of 2014, nineteen states still allow corporal punishment – spanking and paddling the most common choices – in their public schools. However, some argue that not only are these punishments physically harmful, they also are disproportionately administered to students of color. As a result, House democrats have taken up the issue in a new bill that would ban all forms of corporal punishment nationwide.
Did You Know?
Rhode Island 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 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse school district in Rhode Island is Dcyf School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Rhode Island or in the USA.