Cranston school information

IndexCranstonRhode IslandNational
Average Test Scores34%33%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:115:116:1
Total public schools2619379,221
Total private schools1311424,874
Total post-secondary schools3247,963
The Cranston, RI educational system consists of 26 public schools, 13 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Cranston public schools have average test scores of 34% which is 3% higher than than the Rhode Island average and 30% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Cranston public schools is 17:1, compared to 15:1 in Rhode Island and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.7% have completed high school, 30.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Cranston are 30% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 26 public schools in Cranston.
  • 86.2% of people in Cranston have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.7% of people in Cranston have completed high school.
  • 30.6% of people in Cranston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Cranston

IndexCranstonRhode IslandNational
Completed 8th grade86.2%83.8%84.3%
Completed high school84.7%82.4%83.0%
Completed some college57.9%59.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.8%41.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors30.6%32.5%30.3%
Completed masters12.0%13.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.8%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Norton Center, MA2,73282%67%
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Attleboro, MA44,12158%18%
Melville, RI1,37057%16%
Valley Falls, RI12,11646%7%
Cranston, RI80,88234%30%

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Source: The Cranston, RI education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.