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Providence school information

Index Providence Rhode Island National
Average Test Scores20%38%48%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools6019379,221
Total private schools4511424,874
Total post-secondary schools9247,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Providence are 59% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 60 public schools in Providence
  • 74.5% of people in Providence have completed 8th grade
  • 72.0% of people in Providence have completed high school
  • 29.4% of people in Providence have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Providence

      Index Providence Rhode Island National
      Completed 8th grade74.5%83.8%84.3%
      Completed high school72.0%82.4%83.0%
      Completed some college50.9%59.3%59.4%
      Completed associate degree34.8%41.0%38.5%
      Completed bachelors29.4%32.5%30.3%
      Completed masters13.9%13.1%11.5%
      Completed professional degree5.8%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate3.1%1.8%1.3%

      Providence, RI School Districts

      • Providence School District

      There are a total of 60 public schools, 45 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools in Providence. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Providence, RI schools is 20%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Providence, RI, an average of 74.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 72.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Clayville, RI8162%29.2%
      Chepachet, RI1,67357%18.8%
      Somerset, MA18,16056%17.3%
      Greenville, RI9,11454%13.3%
      Cumberland Hill, RI8,51553%10.9%
      Providence, RI179,47220%59.1%

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      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Newport News, VA179,58267%39.3%
      Santa Rosa, CA178,39140%16.6%
      Ontario, CA178,19437%23.1%
      Rancho Cucamonga, CA178,06060%25.3%
      Sioux Falls, SD180,92748%0.7%
      Providence, RI179,47220%59.1%
      Source: The Providence, RI education data displayed above is derived from the 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.