Top 10 Best Providence County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 200 public schools serving 87,282 students in Providence County, RI (there are 97 private schools, serving 12,986 private students). 87% of all K-12 students in Providence County, RI are educated in public schools (compared to the RI state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Providence County, RI are Community School, Clayville School and Lincoln Central Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Providence County, RI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Rhode Island public school average of 27%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 33% statewide average). Schools in Providence County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Rhode Island public schools.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Rhode Island public school average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Providence County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Community School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
15 Arnold Mills Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 333-5724
Grades: K-5
| 676 students
Rank: #22.
Clayville School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3 George Washington Highway
Clayville, RI 02815
(401) 647-4115
Grades: PK-5
| 145 students
Rank: #33.
Lincoln Central Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1081 Great Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
(401) 334-2800
Grades: K-5
| 399 students
Rank: #44.
Raymond Laperche School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11 Limerock Road
Smithfield, RI 02917
(401) 231-6652
Grades: PK-5
| 319 students
Rank: #55.
Classical High School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
770 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 456-9145
Grades: 9-12
| 1,103 students
Rank: #66.
Myron J. Francis Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
64 Bourne Avenue
Rumford, RI 02916
(401) 435-7829
Grades: K-5
| 380 students
Rank: #77.
Fogarty Memorial
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
736 Snake Hill Road
North Scituate, RI 02857
(401) 568-6211
Grades: K-5
| 307 students
Rank: #88.
Ashton School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
130 Scott Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 333-0554
Grades: K-5
| 284 students
Rank: #99.
North Cumberland Middle School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
400 Nate Whipple Highway
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 333-6306
Grades: 6-8
| 621 students
Rank: #1010.
Pleasant View Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1000 Pleasant View Ave.
Smithfield, RI 02917
(401) 949-2058
Grades: K-5
| 533 students
Rank: #1111.
Lincoln Senior High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
135 Old River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
(401) 334-7500
Grades: 9-12
| 953 students
Rank: #1212.
North Smitfield High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
412 Greenville Road
North Smithfield, RI 02896
(401) 766-2500
Grades: 9-12
| 528 students
Rank: #1313.
John J. Mclaughlin Cumberland
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2602 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 658-1660
Grades: K-5
| 383 students
Rank: #1414.
West Glocester Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
111 Reynolds Road/rte 94
Chepachet, RI 02814
(401) 567-0350
Grades: PK-5
| 229 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Scituate High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
94 Trimtown Road
North Scituate, RI 02857
(401) 647-4120
Grades: 9-12
| 389 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Smithfield High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
90 Pleasant View Avenue
Smithfield, RI 02917
(401) 949-2050
Grades: 9-12
| 791 students
Rank: #1717.
North Smithfield MiddleSchool
(Math: 49% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1850 Providence Pike
North Smithfield, RI 02896
(401) 597-6100
Grades: 5-8
| 513 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Garden City School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
70 Plantations Drive
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 270-8073
Grades: K-5
| 257 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
North Smithfield Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2214 Providence Pike
North Smithfield, RI 02896
(401) 765-2260
Grades: PK-4
| 550 students
Rank: #2020.
Dcyf Alternative Ed. Program
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
57 Power Road
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 462-7253
Grades: 8-12
| 31 students
Rank: #2121.
Cumberland High School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2600 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 658-2600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,479 students
Rank: #2222.
North Scituate School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
46 Institute Lane
North Scituate, RI 02857
(401) 647-4110
Grades: K-5
| 218 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Daniel D. Waterman School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
722 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
(401) 270-8013
Grades: K-5
| 211 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Lonsdale Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
270 River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
(401) 725-4200
Grades: K-5
| 281 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Garvin Memorial
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1364 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 333-2557
Grades: K-5
| 387 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Lincoln Middle School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
152 Jenckes Hill Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
(401) 721-3400
Grades: 6-8
| 800 students
Rank: #2727.
Stone Hill School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
21 Village Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 270-8022
Grades: PK-5
| 268 students
Rank: #2828.
Ponaganset High School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
137 Anan Wade Road
North Scituate, RI 02857
(401) 710-7500
Grades: 9-12
| 949 students
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
B.f. Norton Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
364 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 722-7610
Grades: K-5
| 321 students
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Francis J. Varieur School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
486 Pleasant Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 729-6266
Grades: K-6
| 274 students
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Vartan Gregorian El. School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
455 Wickenden St.
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 456-9377
Grades: K-5
| 243 students
Rank: #3232.
Orchard Farms El. School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1555 Scituate Avenue
Cranston, RI 02921
(401) 270-8801
Grades: K-5
| 462 students
Rank: #3333.
Ponaganset Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7 Rustic Hill Road
North Scituate, RI 02857
(401) 710-7500
Grades: 6-8
| 443 students
Rank: #3434.
Woodridge School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
401 Budlong Road
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 270-8007
Grades: K-5
| 280 students
Rank: #3535.
Flora S. Curtis School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
582 Benefit Street
Pawtucket, RI 02861
(401) 729-6252
Grades: PK-5
| 281 students
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[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Providence County, RI

Providence County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
155 Harrison Street
Providence, RI 02907
(401) 456-1738
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
425 Branch Avenue
Providence, RI 02904
(401) 278-2051
Grades: 9-12
| 97 students
405 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
(401) 727-7723
Grades: 1-5
| 174 students
582 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
(401) 456-9194
Grades: 10-12
| 75 students
100 Pleasant View Avenue
Smithfield, RI 02917
(401) 949-2058
Grades: PK-5
| 309 students
245 Althea St
Providence, RI 02909
(401) 456-9441
Grades: K-1
| 151 students
434 Mt. Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 456-9198
Grades: 9-12
| 89 students
99 Kenyon Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 456-9391
Grades: K-5
| 553 students
65 Greenwich St
Providence, RI 02907
(401) 278-2872
Grades: PK-1
| 152 students
9 Beachmont Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
(401) 270-8160
Grades: 1-5
| 159 students
250 Winthrop Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 767-4850
Grades: 3-5
| 402 students
325 Cowden Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
(401) 725-6572
Grades: K-1
| 143 students
3357 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 658-3210
Grades: K-1
| 154 students
152 Springfield Street
Providence, RI 02909
(401) 278-0557
Grades: 9
| 206 students
358 Victory Highway
North Smithfield, RI 02896
(401) 762-2793
Grades: 4-5
| 266 students
214 Prairie Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
(401) 456-1717
Grades: PK-1
| 56 students
220 Blackstone St
Providence, RI 02905
(401) 456-9373
Grades: K-5
| 501 students
770 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 456-9413
Grades: 10-12
| 24 students
434 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
(401) 274-1897
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
544 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907
(401) 456-1706
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
65 Fifth Ave
Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 767-4826
Grades: K-2
| 261 students
240 Laban Street
Providence, RI 02909
(401) 456-1783
Grades: K-1
| 169 students
7 Waveland Street
Johnston, RI 02919
(401) 831-2653
Grades: 1-5
| 151 students
420 Robinson Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 767-4767
Grades: PK-2
| 425 students
42 Lexington Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
(401) 277-2600
Grades: PK-12
| 534 students
324 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 456-9161
Grades: 9-12
| 562 students
300 Hope Road
Cranston, RI 02921
(401) 270-8148
Grades: PK-6
| 363 students
324 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 456-9161
Grades: 9-12
| 464 students
60 Bart Drive
Riverside, RI 02915
(401) 433-6209
Grades: K-5
| 145 students
60 Bart Drive
Riverside, RI 02915
(401) 270-2321
Grades: PK
| 36 students
1196 Park Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
(401) 270-8056
Grades: K-5
| 136 students
135 Hunt Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
(401) 727-7733
Grades: PK-K
| 225 students
1135 Mineral Spring Avenue
Providence, RI 02904
(401) 725-0099
Grades: K-5
| 236 students
60 Bart Dr
Riverside, RI 02915
(401) 433-6209
Grades: PK
| 62 students
101 Sessions Street
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 456-1764
Grades: 7-11
| 58 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Providence County, RI?
The top ranked public schools in Providence County, RI include Community School, Clayville School and Lincoln Central Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Providence County, RI?
200 public schools are located in Providence County, RI.
What percentage of students in Providence County, RI go to public school?
87% of all K-12 students in Providence County, RI are educated in public schools (compared to the RI state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Providence County, RI?
Providence County, RI public schools minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Rhode Island public schools average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

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