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For the 2021 school year, there are 62 public schools serving 30,735 students in Providence, RI. Providence has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Rhode Island.
The top ranked public schools in Providence, RI are Achievement First Iluminar, Classical High School and Af Providence Mayoral Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Providence, RI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 13% (versus the Rhode Island public school average of 28%), and reading proficiency score of 18% (versus the 36% statewide average). Schools in Providence have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Rhode Island public schools.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Rhode Island public school average of 42% (majority Hispanic).

Top Providence, RI Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Achievement First Iluminar Charter School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    370 Hartford Avenue
    Providence, RI 02909
    (401) 347-1116

    Grades: K-3 | 367 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Classical High School Math: 64% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    770 Westminster Street
    Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 456-9145

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,126 student
  • Rank: #33.
    Af Providence Mayoral Middle School Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    370 Hartford Avenue
    Providence, RI 02909
    (401) 347-1120

    Grades: 5 | 100 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Sheila Skip Nowell (capital) Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    133 Delaine Street
    Providence, RI 02909
    (401) 751-0405

    Grades: 9-12 | 90 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Edward S. Rhodes School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    160 Shaw Avenue
    Providence, RI 02905
    (401) 270-8110

    Grades: K-5 | 176 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Achievement First Providence Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    370 Hartford Avenue
    Providence, RI 02909
    (401) 347-1106

    Grades: K-4 | 451 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Vartan Gregorian El. School Math: 34% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    455 Wickenden St.
    Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 456-9377

    Grades: K-5 | 368 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Chester W. Barrows School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    9 Beachmont Avenue
    Providence, RI 02905
    (401) 270-8160

    Grades: K-5 | 188 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Reservoir Avenue School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    156 Reservoir Avenue
    Providence, RI 02907
    (401) 456-9406

    Grades: K-5 | 293 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Joseph A. Whelan School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1440 Mineral Spring Avenue
    Providence, RI 02904
    (401) 233-1180

    Grades: K-5 | 264 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    The Hope Academy Charter School
    Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1000 Eddy Street
    Providence, RI 02905
    (401) 533-9192

    Grades: K-3 | 143 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    North Providence High School Math: 20% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1828 Mineral Spring Avenue
    Providence, RI 02904
    (401) 233-1150

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,034 student
  • Rank: #1313.
    Robert F. Kennedy El. School Math: 27% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    195 Nelson Street
    Providence, RI 02908
    (401) 456-9403

    Grades: PK-5 | 467 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    William D'abate Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    60 Kossuth Street
    Providence, RI 02909
    (401) 456-9416

    Grades: K-5 | 400 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Edgewood Highland Math: 10-14% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    160 Pawtuxet Avenue
    Providence, RI 02905
    (401) 270-8065

    Grades: PK-5 | 207 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Webster Avenue School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    191 Webster Avenue
    Providence, RI 02909
    (401) 456-9414

    Grades: K-5 | 337 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Southside Elementary Charter Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    135 Prairie Ave
    Providence, RI 02905
    (401) 270-9007

    Grades: K-3 | 95 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Lillian Feinstein El. School Math: 21% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    159 Sackett Street
    Providence, RI 02907
    (401) 456-9407

    Grades: K-5 | 430 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Leviton Dual Language School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    65 Greenwich Street
    Providence, RI 02907
    (401) 278-2872

    Grades: K-5 | 277 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Metropolitan Career Technical Center Vocational School
    Math: 12% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    325 Public Street
    Providence, RI 02905
    (401) 752-2600

    Grades: 9-12 | 780 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Birchwood Middle School Math: 20% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    10 Birchwood Drive
    Providence, RI 02904
    (401) 233-1120

    Grades: 6-8 | 444 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Paul Cuffee Charter School Charter School
    Math: 20% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    459 Promenade Street
    Providence, RI 02908
    (401) 453-2626

    Grades: K-12 | 784 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Asa Messer El. School Math: 19% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1655 Westminster Street
    Providence, RI 02909
    (401) 456-9401

    Grades: PK-4 | 527 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Nathanael Greene Middle School Math: 16% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    721 Chalkstone Avenue
    Providence, RI 02908
    (401) 456-9347

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,006 student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Pleasant View School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    50 Obediah Brown Road
    Providence, RI 02909
    (401) 456-9325

    Grades: PK-5 | 455 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Times2 Academy Charter School
    Math: 12% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    50 Fillmore Street
    Providence, RI 02908
    (401) 272-5094

    Grades: K-12 | 726 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Veazie Street School Math: 11% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    211 Veazie Street
    Providence, RI 02904
    (401) 453-8601

    Grades: K-5 | 549 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Frank D. Spaziano Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    85 Laurel Hill Avenue
    Providence, RI 02909
    (401) 456-9389

    Grades: 2-5 | 410 students
  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    Harry Kizirian Elementary School Math: 10% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    60 Camden Avenue
    Providence, RI 02908
    (401) 456-9369

    Grades: K-5 | 567 students
  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    Highlander Charter Charter School
    Math: 10% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    42 Lexington Avenue
    Providence, RI 02907
    (401) 277-2600

    Grades: PK-12 | 534 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Anthony Carnevale Elementary School Math: 13% | Reading: 13%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    50 Springfield Street
    Providence, RI 02909
    (401) 278-0554

    Grades: PK-5 | 554 students
  • Rank: #32-3632.- 36.
    360 High School Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    182 Thurbers Avenue
    Providence, RI 02905
    (401) 274-4603

    Grades: 9-11 | 195 students
  • Rank: #32-3632.- 36.
    Academy For Career Exploration Charter School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    155 Harrison Street
    Providence, RI 02907
    (401) 456-1738

    Grades: 9-12 | 200 students
  • Rank: #32-3632.- 36.
    Evolutions High School Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    434 Mount Pleasant Avenue
    Providence, RI 02909
    (401) 274-1897

    Grades: 9-11 | 171 students
  • Rank: #32-3632.- 36.
    Rini Middle College Charter School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    150 Washington Street, 4th Flo
    Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 680-4900

    Grades: 9-12 | 264 students
  • Show 27 more public schools in Providence, RI (out of 62 total schools)
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