Classical High School

  • Classical High School serves 1,132 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 51% (which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 57% (which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 40%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 41%.

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 1,132 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,132 students
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Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Classical High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Classical High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (RI)
Overall School Rank#35 out of 284 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Classical High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Classical High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Classical High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
9%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Classical High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
45%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Classical High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
18%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Classical High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
25%
59%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Classical High School and the percentage of White public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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 Score0.700.36
This chart display the diversity score of Classical High School and the public school average diversity score of Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
97%
85%
This chart display graduation rate of Classical High School and public school graduation rate of Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Classical High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Classical High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameProvidence School District
Source: 2016-2017 (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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