Classical High School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
770 Westminster Street

Providence, RI 02903
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (401)456-9145
  • Classical High School serves 1,143 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 56% (which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 31%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 38%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Classical High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Rhode Island for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Rhode Island state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 40%.
  • Classical High School operates within the Providence School District.
  • Providence School District's 79% graduation rate is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 88%.

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School Overview

  • Classical High School's student population of 1143 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,143 students
Classical High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Classical High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
Classical High School Total Teachers (1991-2016)
Students by GradeClassical High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Classical High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 284 schools in Rhode Island (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Classical High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (RI)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
31%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio19:114:1
Classical High School Student Teacher Ratio (1991-2016)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Classical High School American Indian Students (2005-2014)
Asian
9%
3%
Classical High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
47%
24%
Classical High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
17%
8%
Classical High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
24%
60%
Classical High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Classical High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsClassical High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownRI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.690.35
Classical High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate≥99%
88%
Classical High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
42%
Classical High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
5%
Classical High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Classical High School is Providence School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 57 school districts in Rhode Island (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Providence School District's student population of 23,300 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 79% has increased from 66% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $18,052 in this district is less than the state average of $22,026. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $18,918 is less than the state average of $23,620. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameProvidence School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    42
    3
    Number of Students Managed23,3001,338
    Providence School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    14%
    31%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    20%
    38%
    District Graduation Rate
    79%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$431 MM$30 MM
    District Spending$452 MM$32 MM
    District Revenue / Student$18,052$22,026
    District Spending / Student$18,918$23,620
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

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      5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
    5  
    Once probably the second-best public academic high school in New England (after Boston Latin), but the self-selective character of its student body has been undermined, and so it no longer attracts the best students from throughout the state and even from nearby Massachusetts, as it did well into the 1970s.
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    5  
    this school is by far the #1 high school in RI and in the top 10 in the country
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