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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Providence Public Schools is a public school district located in Providence, RI. It has 23,867 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 14% of students are at least proficient in math and 20% in reading.
Address
797 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Telephone
(401) 456-9211

Providence Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
20%
Percent Proficient - Math
14%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1060
576 responses
Average ACT
29
34 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,867
Free or Reduced Lunch
79.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,798
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$426,225,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,092/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    52%
  • Support Services
    43%
  • Other
    4%

Providence Public Schools Reviews

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My four year experience at Central High School has been ecstatic. I have loved everything about it, the students, teachers, faculty, staff and clubs! The teachers are very helpful and supportive when a student needs help. The teachers devote their time to the students and make them feel cared for. One thing I would change is the four block schedule. I believe that the four block schedule minimizes the amount of AP classes students can take. For instance, I have taken 5 AP classes throughout my entire high school experience but I would have loved to take more. However, I couldn't because of the four block schedule. Also, not only does the four block schedule decrease the amount of AP classes I've taken but Central also doesn't provide different choices of AP classes. I believe that Central shoud add more AP classes that way students are challenged and prepared for college. Central high school has been an outstanding school that creates unity among the students!
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I love The Met Highschool in Providence, Rhode Island 02905. From the advisors to the staff, to the opportunities they give us almost daily; it's the best choice I made for high school. I can be so creative and it wouldn't have been possible without the help of Providence Public School department and BIG Picture Learning.

Before The Met, I went to several good schools from the Providence Public School. Thank you Providence Public School Department for leading my education.
I love my school, especially my teachers, they try their best to help students out, when they see they’re trying for a better future. Like saying “practice makes the perfect”, they love seeing students with low income trying to a better life for their parents and themselves. And that’s where JSEC came into action, creating a “JSEC Goods” where students are able to packed bags for other students in our school that needs foods for the weekends and vacation. It can become better if we put a little of sand and help students out with food, shelter and more safety.