Classical High School

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

Top Placements

Classical High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Rhode Island for:

School Overview

  • Classical High School's student population of 1,143 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
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Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
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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 2015-16 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%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
9%
3%
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Hispanic
47%
24%
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Black
17%
8%
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White
24%
60%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Classical High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in RI.
Diversity Score0.690.35
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Graduation Rate≥99%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameProvidence School District
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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