Best School Districts in Providence, RI: Stats and Classes

Best School Districts in Providence, RI: Stats and Classes

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According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are 130,930 public and private K-12 schools in the United States. That’s a lot of school districts, teachers, and mascots to sort through. As a result, choosing the right school for you and your children is not easy. There’s a lot of information to wade through and pros and cons to consider. However, if you’re moving to the Providence, RI area we’ve sorted through a bunch of that information for you. In addition, we’ve compiled some of the most important stats and offerings from the leading school districts in Providence, RI to help you put your best foot forward when making your decision. Also, if you’re moving to Providence from out of state, be sure to check out our tips on packing, paperwork, and everything in between.

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Barrington Public Schools

Barrington Public Schools is a school district in Barrington, RI near Providence. It is located about 10 miles from the Providence, RI area.

School Stats

  • 6 schools in the district to choose from
  • 1 Pre-K/Kindergarten
  • 4 elementary schools
  • 1 middle school
  • 1 high school
  • 3,397 students
  • Student-teacher ratio of 15:1
  • Additionally, 66% of students are at least “proficient” in math, and 75% of students are at least “proficient” in reading.
  • However, only 20% of their students come from diverse minority backgrounds.

Cool school fun fact: Barrington High School

Barrington High School is a part of the Barrington Public Schools district near Providence. Uniquely, the school creates and publishes its own literary magazine every year called The Revue. The publication aims to promote the art and creativity of students. In addition to publishing traditional poetry and prose, the magazine also features paintings and photographs submitted by students.

What They Have To Offer

  • Pre-K and K-12 classes
  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • In addition, 98% of their teachers have three-plus years of experience
  • Equally important, 3 full-time counselors available in the district
Barrington High School sign near Providence, RI.

East Greenwich Public Schools

East Greenwich Public Schools is a school district in East Greenwich, RI near Providence. It is located about 18 miles from Providence.

School Stats

  • 6 schools in the district to choose from
  • 4 Pre-K/elementary schools
  • 1 middle school
  • 1 high school
  • 2,595 students
  • Student-teacher ratio of 15:1
  • Additionally, 56% of students are at least “proficient” in math and 66% of students are at least “proficient” in reading.

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Cool school fun fact: East Greenwich High School

East Greenwich High School is a part of the East Greenwich Public School district near Providence. Notably, in 2018 they were named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. This award is given to schools that achieve overall academic excellence or make great strides in closing the education gap among student subgroups.

What They Have To Offer

  • Pre-K and K-12 classes
  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • In addition, 96% of their teachers have three-plus years of experience
The front of East Greenwich High School near Providence, RI.

North Kingstown School District

North Kingstown School District is a school district located in North Kingstown, RI near Providence. It is located about 23 miles from Providence.

School Stats

  • 8 schools in the district to choose from
  • 1 Pre-K/Kindergarten school
  • 5 elementary schools
  • 2 middle schools
  • 1 high school
  • 3,992 students
  • Student-teacher ratio of 13:1
  • Additionally, 52% of students are at least “proficient” in math and 63% of students are at least “proficient” in reading.
  • However, only 20% of the student population comes from diverse minority backgrounds.

Cool school fun fact: North Kingstown High School

North Kingstown High School is a part of the North Kingstown School District near Providence. Astonishingly, in 2021 the school’s Girl’s Cross Country team took home the State Championship. Go, Skippers!

What They Have To Offer

  • Pre-K and K-12 classes
  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • In addition, 99% of their teachers have three-plus years of experience
  • Equally important, 3 full-time school counselors available in the district
North Kingstown High School sign and building near Providence.

Aubrey graduated from UCLA in 2019 with dual degrees in English and Psychology, as well as receiving a concentration in Fiction Creative Writing. Her writing can be found at Locale Magazine, UCLA's MindWell pod, HerCampus, Westwind, and Bloody Donuts. Aubrey currently lives in Los Angeles with her orange tabby cat, Bowie, and spends her free time reading anything she can get her hands on and soaking up the golden California sun. You can find her hiking the Laguna trails, making jewelry, or exploring the local library.