Newport school information

IndexNewportRhode IslandNational
Average Test Scores27%33%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools919379,221
Total private schools211424,874
Total post-secondary schools3247,963
The Newport, RI educational system consists of 9 public schools, 2 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Newport public schools have average test scores of 27% which is 20% lower than than the Rhode Island average and 46% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Newport public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in Rhode Island and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.6% have completed high school, 50.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.1% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Newport are 46% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Newport.
  • 89.4% of people in Newport have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.6% of people in Newport have completed high school.
  • 50.9% of people in Newport have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Newport

IndexNewportRhode IslandNational
Completed 8th grade89.4%83.8%84.3%
Completed high school88.6%82.4%83.0%
Completed some college73.1%59.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree55.9%41.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors50.9%32.5%30.3%
Completed masters19.9%13.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.6%1.8%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wakefield-Peacedale, RI8,90464%29%
Melville, RI1,37057%16%
Kingston, RI6,89155%11%
Narragansett Pier, RI3,70847%4%
Tiverton, RI7,48644%10%
Newport, RI24,57027%46%

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Waverly, MI24,61742%14%
Newport, RI24,57027%46%
Source: The Newport, 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.