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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 Education
Rhode Island school districts
List of school districts in Rhode Island
Rhode Island
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Public education in the United States
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Glossary of education terms

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

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education[5]
    • Eva-Marie Mancuso, Chair
    • Dr. Antonio Barajas
    • Michael Bernstein
    • Colleen A. Callahan
    • Dennis J. Duffy
    • Karin Forbes
    • Jo Eva Gaines
    • Patrick A. Guida
    • William Maaia
    • Lawrence Purtill
    • Mathies Santos

Demographics

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.[6]

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.

In the news

Struggling schools in state's annual education report

The Rhode Island Department of Education published a report in June 2014 that concluded 31 percent of the state's public schools fell into the bottom half of performance categories. The state uses six categories when evaluating the overall success of schools including commended, leading, typical, warning, focus and priority. Fifty-five schools were identified in the warning category following the 2013-2014 school year compared to 38 schools in 2013. A school identified in the warning category must develop an improvement plan to avoid state oversight. Providence Public Schools runs 22 schools identified as focus or priority schools in the 2014 report with the remainder located in Central Falls, East Providence and Pawtucket. These schools are eligible for federal grants to improve academic performance and meet improvement plans. By contrast, the state education report found 30 schools qualified for commended status including six schools that have achieved this level since 2011.[7]

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 will hold elections in 2014 for 10 seats. Each district scheduled 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


Path to the ballot

To qualify for the ballot as a school board candidate in Rhode Island, a person must be:[9]

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A resident of the school district at the time of the election

Candidates file their Declarations of Candidacy with the local board of canvassers. Each candidate must also file nomination papers with a minimum number of valid signatures as determined by the local board.[9]

Campaign finance

State law requires school board candidates to file campaign finance reports with the Rhode Island State Board of Elections. Two reports are required prior to primary elections and general elections and candidates also file one post-election report per election.[9]

See also

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