Providence school information

IndexProvidenceRhode IslandNational
Average Test Scores35%61%68%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools6019379,235
Total private schools4511424,875
Total post-secondary schools9247,965

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  • The average school test scores in Providence are 49% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 60 public schools in Providence.
  • 71.4% of people in Providence have completed 8th grade.
  • 68.2% of people in Providence have completed high school.
  • 28.6% of people in Providence have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Providence

IndexProvidenceRhode IslandNational
Completed 8th grade71.4%82.5%83.8%
Completed high school68.2%80.9%82.4%
Completed some college50.1%58.0%58.4%
Completed associate degree33.9%39.7%37.2%
Completed bachelors28.6%31.4%29.3%
Completed masters13.5%12.6%11.0%
Completed professional degree5.7%3.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.9%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Providence (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Tiverton, RI7,30074%8%
Pascoag, RI4,31071%3%
Warwick, RI82,06564%6%
Attleboro, MA43,77464%6%
Somerset, MA18,26263%7%
Providence, RI178,56235%49%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Overland Park, KS178,94596%40%
Santa Clarita, CA179,03058%14%
Brownsville, TX179,83488%29%
Grand Prairie, TX181,13588%28%
Newport News, VA181,36274%8%
Providence, RI178,56235%49%
Source: The Providence, RI education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.