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Revision as of 15:59, 9 June 2014

K-12 Education in Rhode Island
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Education facts
State Superintendent: Deborah Gist
Number of students: 142,854[1]
Number of teachers: 11,414
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:12.5
Number of school districts: 54
Number of schools: 308
Graduation rate: 77%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $13,815[3]
See also
Rhode Island Department of EducationList of school districts in Rhode IslandRhode IslandSchool boards portal
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in Rhode Island
Glossary of education terms

Rhode Island is home to 54 school districts, 303 schools and 142,854 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

The current Commissioner of Education is Deborah Gist. The following lists current members of the Rhode Island Board of Education:[5]

  • Eva-Marie Mancuso, Chair
  • Antonio Barajas, MD
  • Michael Bernstein
  • Colleen A. Callahan
  • Karin Forbes
  • Jo Eva Gaines
  • Michael A. Grande
  • Patrick A. Guida, Esq.
  • William Maaia
  • Lawrence Purtill
  • Mathies Santos


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Rhode Island as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[6]

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Rhode Island as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[7]

Demographic information for Rhode Island's K-12 public school system
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 913 0.64% 1.10%
Asian 4,123 2.89% 4.68%
African American 11,597 8.12% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. students 216 0.15% 0.42%
Hispanic 30,816 21.57% 24.37%
White 91,400 63.98% 51.21%
Two or more 3,789 2.65% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Rhode Island school board elections, 2014

A total of two Rhode Island school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 10 seats. Each district held elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Rhode Island's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 20,827 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[8] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Rhode Island School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Cranston Public Schools 11/4/2014 7 7 10,653
Warwick Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 5 10,174

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