Top 10 Best Rhode Island Public Schools (2024)

Rhode Island is the #48 largest school system in the United States, serving 136,864 students across the 315 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 172 private schools, serving 22,010 students). 86% of all K-12 students in Rhode Island are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Rhode Island is 21%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 35%.
The top ranked public schools in Rhode Island are East Greenwich High School, Community School and Barrington High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 47% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 13:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(RI) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
29%
Black
9%
White
53%
Two or more races
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in RI.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Rhode Island (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
East Greenwich High School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 65-69% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
300 Avenger Drive
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 398-1574
Rank: #22.
Community School
Math: 67% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 67% (Top 1%)
Reading: 73% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
15 Arnold Mills Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 333-5724
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Barrington High School
Math: 65% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 65% (Top 5%)
Reading: 84% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
220 Lincoln Avenue
Barrington, RI 02806
(401) 247-3150
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Nayatt School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 65-69% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-3
400 Nayatt Road
Barrington, RI 02806
(401) 247-3175
Rank: #55.
Fort Barton School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-64% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-4
99 Lawton Avenue
Tiverton, RI 02878
(401) 624-6114
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Jamestown School-melrose
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-64% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-4
76 Melrose Avenue
Jamestown, RI 02835
(401) 423-7020
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Portsmouth High School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-64% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
120 Education Lane
Portsmouth, RI 02871
(401) 683-2124
Rank: #88.
Classical High School
Math: 55% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 55% (Top 5%)
Reading: 88% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
770 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 456-9145
Rank: #99.
North Kingstown Sr. High School
Math: 55% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 55% (Top 5%)
Reading: 83% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
150 Fairway Drive
North Kingstown, RI 02852
(401) 268-6236
Rank: #1010.
Sowams Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 1%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-3
364 Sowams Road
Barrington, RI 02806
(401) 247-3180

Best Rhode Island Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
13
6,600
22%
43
19,408
23%
21
8,470
30%
201
87,835
61%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Rhode Island?
The top ranked public schools in Rhode Island include East Greenwich High School, Community School and Barrington High School.
How many public schools are located in Rhode Island?
315 public schools are located in Rhode Island.
What percentage of students in Rhode Island go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Rhode Island are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Rhode Island?
Minority enrollment in Rhode Island is 47% (majority Hispanic)

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