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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Classical High School is a highly rated, public school located in Providence, RI. It has 1,087 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1200
428 responses
Average ACT
31
28 responses
AP Enrollment
53%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$30,634
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$801
National
$949
Median Home Value
$149,855
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 200 responses
  • Spirit week
    21%
  • Seniors wear togas in honor of our mascott Athena
    19%
  • Dances: prom, winterball, etc.
    18%
  • Students at my school have great school spirit
    12%
  • Sports events, Powderpuff game
    12%
  • Junior research projects
    5%
  • Japanese events
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,087
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,132
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.5%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.72 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$19,352/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.75 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.75 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.75 responses
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Classical High School Reviews

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Classical is a one of a kind school.

When I tell people I attend Classical, I receive both praise and envy, which really shows its excellent reputation. One teacher told my class that you "do high school only once." Early on I took advantage of the opportunities the school has to offer, to make friends, take challenging courses, connect with faculty, join clubs, run for class president... do everything that would maximize my full potential in the quickest four years of my life. Classical is where I explored and found myself. As a result I gained experience and now feel prepared to go to college and the real world.

There are very few students who take the school for granted, but they don't realize that other schools aren't on par with ours. Alumni tell their biggest regret is not taking advantage of their time at Classical. Even though I did so much at the school, I definitely agree that I could've done more! I thank Classical for the best years of my life so far! GO PURPLE!
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My overall experience at Classical High school was pretty great, even with its ups and downs I still enjoyed my time there. Some highlights were being able to balance sports (volleyball and basketball) and academics. Even when I may have felt like I was drowning in work, practices, games, homework, etc. I knew there was always a person either a teacher or administration I could receive help from. Being in Classical’s graduating class of 2019 has become a bitter sweet moments because I will always miss my old run down school no matter how many imperfections you may see at a glance. Once you attend Classical, you truly get the sense of love and care everyone has for that place. Even on my worst day, my high school brought be joy everytime I walked through those purple doors. Classical will always be my home and I will forever bleed purple!
Classical is, overall, a pretty good school. It's large, diverse, and has many extracurricular and sports interviews for a variety of interests. The student body is friendly and well-behaved, so you won't hear many reports of dangerous behavior. When it comes to education, however, it falters a bit. This is not to say that Classical is bad at academics. There are many, many teachers who are dedicated and intelligent. But in every school there are a few bad apples, and Classical is no different. Some teachers are simply bad at teaching--they either don't know the content, or are quite bad at communicating it. Others take advantage of their position to not teach facts, but rather spread their own opinions. I may sound a bit harsh, and the reality is that in my three years at Classical, I have only had two or three teachers like this, out of dozens. But they exist, and they continue teaching. Because of this, I would say my experience at Classical has been good but not great.