Rhode Island Public Schools
- Rhode Island is the #49 largest school system in the United States, serving 140,305 students across 305 public schools.
- 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 0.33, which is higher than the national average of 0.31.
- The most diverse school district in Rhode Island is Dcyf School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Rhode Island or national school diversity statistics.
- Minority enrollment is 40% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 16:1.
Student by Ethnicity
(RI) School Average
Two or more races
Rhode Island Public Schools by County
County# Schools# Students% Minority
12 Schools6,583 Students12% Minority
47 Schools20,715 Students15% Minority
21 Schools9,402 Students23% Minority
187 Schools87,398 Students54% Minority
38 Schools16,207 Students12% Minority
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Learn whether a year round attendance schedule or traditional schedule may be more appropriate for your child.
July 12, 2017
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