Cranston Public Schools, Rhode Island

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Cranston Public Schools is a school district in Rhode Island that served 10,683 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[1] This district is the second-largest by enrollment in the state of Rhode Island.

About the district

Cranston Public Schools is located in Providence County, Rhode Island
Cranston Public Schools is located in Providence County, Rhode Island. The county seat of Providence County is Providence. Providence County is home to 628,600 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2]


Providence County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Rhode Island in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 25.9 percent of Providence County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.8 percent for Rhode Island as a whole. The median household income in Providence County was $49,213 compared to $56,102 for the state of Rhode Island. The poverty rate in Providence County was 16.5 percent compared to 13.2 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Providence County (%) Rhode Island (%)
White 80.4 85.6
Black or African American 11.1 7.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 0.9
Asian 4.2 3.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.2
Two or More Races 2.9 2.5
Hispanic or Latino 20.3 13.6

Providence County Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic vote Republican vote
2012 43,617 7,282
2008 46,276 8,548
2004 35,917 9,787
2000 10,190 7,669

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4]


The table below displays the budget for Canston Public Schools:[5]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $117,354,529 85.3% $12,122,354 8.8% $5,752,645 4.2% $1,303,503 0.9% $79,948 0.1% $137,612,979
Averages: $117,354,529 85% $12,122,354 9% $5,752,645 4% $1,303,503 1% $79,948 0% $137,612,979

Contact Information

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Cranston Public Schools
845 Park Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: (401) 270-8000

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