Providence Public School District
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The Providence Public School Department is the administrative force behind the primary public school district of Providence, Rhode Island. As of December 2017, it serves over 23,000 students in 43 schools, 3 annexes, 2 charter schools, and 2 centers servicing students with disabilities.
|Providence Public School District|
|797 Westminster St |
Providence, RI 02903
|Motto||Opening doors to our children's futures|
|Schools||43 schools, 3 annexes and 2 charter schools|
|NCES District ID||4400900|
|Students and staff|
Providence Public Schools rank third when compared to public schools in New England. Worcester Public and Boston Public are ranked 1st and 2nd.
Vision and missionEdit
The Providence Public School District will be a national leader in educating urban youth.
The Providence Public School District will prepare all students to succeed in the nation’s colleges and universities, and in their chosen professions.
Providence civic leader John Howland established a system of free public education by means of the School Act in 1828. During the 1830s and 1840s, that system grew and prospered, especially in Providence, owing to the exertions of Samuel Bridgham, Nathan Bishop, and Thomas Wilson Dorr. Education specialist Henry Barnard was recruited as the first state commissioner of education until 1849, with the aim of bringing the other towns to the high educational level which had been achieved by Providence. Barnard observed that "the city of Providence has already gained to itself an extended reputation and made itself a bright example to many other cities."
List of schoolsEdit
As of the 2019-2020 school year
- Feinstein at Broad Street
- Feinstein at Sackett Street
- Frank Spaziano & Annex
- Lima Annex
- Pleasant View
- Young & Woods
As of the 2019–2020 school year
- Esek Hopkins
- Gibert Stuart
- Nathan Bishop
- Nathanael Greene
- Roger Willams
- West Broadway
As of the 2019-2020 school year
- Mount Pleasant
- Juanita Sanchez Complex
- Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School
- Providence Career Tech Academy
- Textron Chamber of Commerce Providence Public Charter School
- The Times2 Academy
- Highlander Charter School
- Paul Cuffee Charter School
- Jorge Elorza Achievement First Sellout Academy
Centers servicing students with significant disabilitiesEdit
- Harold A. Birch Vocational Program
- A-Venture Academy
Not Making Adequate Yearly ProgressEdit
According to the 2010–2011 AYP Summary Reports 50% of schools in the district are making Adequate Yearly Progress. The district received the AYP Status of Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress for Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.
District NECAP results for 2015–16 were significantly below state averages.
|Subject||School year||Percent proficient district||Percent proficient state|
|3rd Grade Math||2015–16||33%||56%|
|3rd Grade Reading||2013–14||47%||69%|
|4th Grade Math||2013–14||39%||63%|
|4th Grade Reading||2013–14||53%||70%|
|4th Grade Science||2015–16||17%||41%|
|5th Grade Math||2013–14||38%||61%|
|5th Grade Reading||2013–14||52%||74%|
|5th Grade Writing||2015–16||44%||64%|
|6th Grade Math||2013–14||31%||59%|
|6th Grade Reading||2013–14||45%||72%|
|7th Grade Math||2013–14||34%||59%|
|7th Grade Reading||2013–14||39%||69%|
|8th Grade Math||2013–14||34%||57%|
|8th Grade Reading||2013–14||48%||74%|
|8th Grade Writing||2013–14||32%||56%|
|8th Grade Science||2015–16||9%||30%|
|11th Grade Math||2016–17||30%||0%|
|11th Grade Reading||2013–14||61%||81%|
|11th Grade Writing||2013–14||48%||66%|
|11th Grade Science||2012–13||9%||30%|
|Percent graduated within 4 Years||2012–13||71.4%||79.7%|
|Percent dropped out||2012–13||15.0%||9.1%|
|Percent received GED||2012–13||2.2%||2.9%|
|Percent still in school||2012–13||11.4%||8.3%|
|Percent graduated within 4 years||65.5%||77.3%|
|Percent graduated in 5 years||5.1%||3.6%|
|Percent graduated within 5 years||70.6%||80.9%|
Historic graduation rate data (as reported by the district)
|School year||Graduation rate|
2010–2011 school yearEdit
District data from 2010–2011 school year
- 14,715 or 63% Hispanic
- 4,521 or 19% Black
- 2,175 or 9% White
- 1,237 or 5% Asian
- 676 or 3% Multi-racial
- 215 or 1% Native American
Free and reduced lunchesEdit
- Elementary: 82% free, 6% reduced, 4% paid
- Middle: 83% free, 6% reduced, 5% paid
- High: 74% free, 8% reduced, 7% paid
- Grooming: 10% free, 2% reduced, 0% paid
Universal Free Lunch Program in all middle and high schools.
Grooming Free Lunch Program in all grooming programs.
As of October 2019, 4,582 students in the district, ages 3–21, were identified as having disabilities.
|Eligible not enrolled (ENE)||9%||362|
|Dual language (included in bilingual totals)||3%||132|
|Total in program||100%||3,900|
994 (19%) - Exited students being monitored
5,344 - Total with monitoring & ENE
|757||23%||Aides, bus monitors, crossing guards|
|33||1%||Non-certified support personnel|
Teacher and administrator demographics from 2005–06Edit
Teaching staff demographicsEdit
- 82% White
- 7.6% Black
- 8.8% Hispanic
- 1.2% Asian / Pacific Islander
- 0.4% American Indian
- 27% Male | 73% Female
- 62% White
- 24% Black
- 12% Hispanic
- 2% Asian / Pacific Islander
- 0% American Indian
- 48% Male | 52% Female
Population changes over timeEdit
Changes in demographicsEdit
FY 19-20 Budget: $395,628,201
FY 17-18 spending per pupil: $15,305
- "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Providence". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
- "Totals By Grade for all Public" (PDF). Providence Public School District. Retrieved 20 July 2015.[permanent dead link]
- "General District Information/Who We Are". PPSD Office of Communications. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
- "InfoWorks! Rhode Island - Providence District". Rhode Island Department of Education. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
- "PPSD Fact Sheet 2010–2011" (PDF). PPSD Office of Communications. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
- "Summary District Report 2018-19". Rhode Island Department of Education. Retrieved 9 Jul 2019.
- Providence Public School District
- Johnson, Bailey. (2011, February 23). "Providence, RI School District: All Teachers Are Fired," CBS News
- Sardelli, Melissa, and Tim O'Coin. (2011, March 29). "Prov. Supt. Tom Brady stepping down: Will resign July 15," FoxProvidence.com.
- Guide to the Providence School Department records from the Rhode Island State Archives