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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 26 top blue ribbon public schools in Rhode Island, serving 11,305 students.
  • These schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence, Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
  • Rhode Island blue ribbon public school have an average math proficiency score of 56% (versus Rhode Island public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 61% (versus 39% Rhode Island statewide average).
  • The school with the highest math and reading proficiency is Jamestown School-melrose, with 80-84% math proficiency and 80-84% reading proficiency. Read more about public school math/reading proficiency statistics in Rhode Island or national school math/reading proficiency statistics.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic) , which is less than the Rhode Island public school average of 42% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is more than the Rhode Island public school average of 13:1.

Top Rhode Island Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2020)

  • School Location Students Year
  • East Providence Agnes B. Hennessey School
    75 Fort Street
    East Providence, RI 02914
    (401)435-7831

    287 students
    Year: 2005
  • East Greenwich Archie R. Cole Middle School
    100 Cedar Avenue
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    (401)398-1213

    631 students
    Year: 2015
  • Cranston Arlington School
    155 Princess Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    (401)270-8179

    203 students
    Year: 2003
  • Ashaway Ashaway Elementary School
    12a Hillside Avenue
    Ashaway, RI 02804
    (401)377-2211

    200 students
    Year: 2019
  • Barrington Barrington High School
    220 Lincoln Avenue
    Barrington, RI 02806
    (401)247-3150

    1144 students
    Year: 2016
  • Barrington Barrington Middle School
    261 Middle Highway
    Barrington, RI 02806
    (401)247-3160

    782 students
    Year: 2014
  • Johnston Brown Avenue School
    14 Brown Avenue
    Johnston, RI 02919
    (401)934-0270

    224 students
    Year: 2019
  • Providence Chester W. Barrows School
    9 Beachmont Avenue
    Providence, RI 02905
    (401)270-8160

    188 students
    Year: 2005
  • Providence Classical High School
    770 Westminster Street
    Providence, RI 02903
    (401)456-9145

    1126 students
    Year: 2017
  • Bristol Colt Andrews School
    570-574 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI 02809
    (401)254-5987

    360 students
    Year: 2018
  • Cumberland Community School
    15 Arnold Mills Road
    Cumberland, RI 02864
    (401)333-5724

    624 students
    Year: 2017
  • Lincoln Davies Career-tech High School Vocational School
    50 Jenckes Hill Road
    Lincoln, RI 02865
    (401)728-1500

    848 students
    Year: 2013
  • East Greenwich East Greenwich High School
    300 Avenger Drive
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    (401)398-1574

    755 students
    Year: 2018
  • North Kingstown Fishing Cove El. School
    110 Wickford Point Road
    North Kingstown, RI 02852
    (401)268-6580

    359 students
    Year: 2017
  • Pawtucket Flora S. Curtis School
    582 Benefit Street
    Pawtucket, RI 02861
    (401)729-6252

    357 students
    Year: 2019
  • North Kingstown Forest Park El. School
    50 Woodlawn Drive
    North Kingstown, RI 02852
    (401)541-6380

    233 students
    Year: 2005
  • Tiverton Fort Barton School
    99 Lawton Avenue
    Tiverton, RI 02878
    (401)624-6114

    215 students
    Year: 2014
  • Pawtucket Francis J. Varieur School
    486 Pleasant Street
    Pawtucket, RI 02860
    (401)729-6266

    379 students
    Year: 2015
  • Hope Valley Hope Valley Elementary School
    15 Thelma Drive
    Hope Valley, RI 02832
    (401)539-2321

    274 students
    Year: 2011
  • Jamestown Jamestown School-melrose
    76 Melrose Avenue
    Jamestown, RI 02835
    (401)423-7020

    269 students
    Year: 2018
  • East Providence Kent Heights School
    2680 Pawtucket Avenue
    East Providence, RI 02914
    (401)435-7824

    288 students
    Year: 2016
  • Barrington Nayatt School
    400 Nayatt Road
    Barrington, RI 02806
    (401)247-3175

    323 students
    Year: 2015
  • Warwick Park School
    40 Asylum Road
    Warwick, RI 02886
    (401)734-3690

    222 students
    Year: 2011
  • Wakefield Peace Dale School
    109 Kersey Road
    Wakefield, RI 02879
    (401)360-1600

    375 students
    Year: 2016
  • North Providence Stephen Olney School
    622 Woonasquatucket Avenue
    North Providence, RI 02911
    (401)233-1160

    281 students
    Year: 2014
  • North Kingstown Stony Lane El. School
    825 Stony Lane
    North Kingstown, RI 02852
    (401)268-6540

    396 students
    Year: 2013
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