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
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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 .54, which is higher than the national average of .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.