Providence Public Schools is a public school district located in Providence, RI. It has 23,983 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 18% in reading.
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Providence Public Schools Reviews
I've been attending Providence Public Schools since kindergarten. My overall experience has not been good. Providence Schools believes in a technical based environment but fails to see how the students are being negatively affected by it. As my years of high school went by, I've seen textbooks turning into computers and teachers disappearing to their corners while students struggled. It is a struggle to learn your core academics through a lit screen while your teachers are keeping to themselves a few feet away. The grades in classes were easy to maintain as long as work was completed on time with the correct answers that were often provided. Though the grades may have been good, students were simply just looking around the screen for the answers rather than basing their answers upon their knowledge of the subject. Due to the amount of usage in technology, students and teachers were both failed. Students were not learning, and teachers were not being able to teach.
I attended the Providence Public School district for 12 years. In those twelve years I was faced with a multitude of adversities that did not enrich nor improve my experience. Between the molding ceilings to the teachers falling asleep in the classroom, PPSD hardly prepared me for my upper education. As I move into my college years I feel underprepared in basic skills such as writing an essay, grammar, basic mathematics, and an understanding of history. While I understand it is unreasonable to ask the Providence Public School Department to fix all of these issues overnight, I do think they should be more careful with the teachers the hire and budget more accordingly to the students need.
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!