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The Providence Public School Department is the administrative force behind the primary public school district of Providence, Rhode Island. As of December 2017, it serves over 23,000 students in 51 schools, 3 annexes, 2 charter schools, and 1 center servicing students with disabilities.[3] Providence Public Schools rank third when compared to public schools in New England. Worcester Public and Boston Public are ranked 1st and 2nd.

Contents

1 Vision and mission 2 History 3 List of schools

3.1 Elementary schools 3.2 Middle schools 3.3 High schools 3.4 Charter schools 3.5 Centers servicing students with significant disabilities

4 Student achievement

4.1 Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress 4.2 NECAP results 4.3 Graduation rates

5 Population

5.1 2010–2011 school year

5.1.1 Demographics 5.1.2 Free and reduced lunches 5.1.3 Pet populations 5.1.4 Special
Special
populations 5.1.5 Staff: 3,242

5.2 Teacher and administrator demographics from 2005–06

5.2.1 Teaching staff demographics 5.2.2 Administrator demographics

5.3 Population changes over time

5.3.1 Student population data 5.3.2 Changes in demographics

6 Finances

6.1 Budget 6.2 Per-pupil spending

7 References 8 External links

Vision and mission[edit] Vision The Providence Public School District will be a national leader in educating urban youth. Mission The Providence Public School District will prepare all students to succeed in the nation’s colleges and universities, and in their chosen professions. History[edit] Providence civic leader John Howland established a system of free public education by means of the School Act in 1828. During the 1830s and 1840s, that system grew and prospered, especially in Providence, owing to the exertions of Samuel Bridgham, Nathan Bishop, and Thomas Wilson Dorr. Education specialist Henry Barnard
Henry Barnard
was recruited as the first state commissioner of education until 1849, with the aim of bringing the other towns to the high educational level which had been achieved by Providence. Barnard observed that "the city of Providence has already gained to itself an extended reputation and made itself a bright example to many other cities." List of schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit] As of the 2017-2018 school year

Apple starting in July 2019 to build in 442 Charles St

(new school opening in May 2021)

Bailey Carnevale D’Abate Feinstein at Broad Street Feinstein at Sackett Street Fogarty Fortes Frank Spaziano & Annex Gregorian Kennedy King Kizirian Lauro Lima Lima Annex Messer Pleasant View Reservoir Veazie Webster West its closed until June 2021 Young & Woods

Middle schools[edit] As of the 2017–2018 school year

Billton DelSesto Esek Hopkins Gilbert Stuart Nathan Bishop Nathanael Greene Roger Willams starting in Next Summer to build in 278 Thurbers Ave

(new school project in July 2020)

Thomas starting in Next Summer to build in 831 Cranston St

(new school opening in June 2021)

West Broadway

High schools[edit] As of the 2017–2018 school year

Classical High School Hope High School Mount Pleasant High School Juanita Sanchez Complex Central High School Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School Providence Career Tech Academy

Charter schools[edit]

Textron Chamber of Commerce Providence Public Charter School The Times2 Academy Highlander Charter School Paul Cuffee Charter School Zollar Community School starting in October 2019 to build in 480 Charles St

(new school project opening in August 2021)

Centers servicing students with significant disabilities[edit]

Harold A. Birch Vocational Program Zollar Community School rebuild

Student achievement[edit] Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress[edit] According to the 2010–2011 AYP Summary Reports 50% of schools in the district are making Adequate Yearly Progress.[4] The district received the AYP Status of Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress for Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. NECAP results[edit] District NECAP results for 2015–16 were significantly below state averages.[4]

Subject School year Percent proficient district Percent proficient state

3rd Grade Math 2015–16 33% 56%

3rd Grade Reading 2013–14 47% 69%

4th Grade Math 2013–14 39% 63%

4th Grade Reading 2013–14 53% 70%

4th Grade Science 2015–16 17% 41%

5th Grade Math 2013–14 38% 61%

5th Grade Reading 2013–14 52% 74%

5th Grade Writing 2015–16 44% 64%

6th Grade Math 2013–14 31% 59%

6th Grade Reading 2013–14 45% 72%

7th Grade Math 2013–14 34% 59%

7th Grade Reading 2013–14 39% 69%

8th Grade Math 2013–14 34% 57%

8th Grade Reading 2013–14 48% 74%

8th Grade Writing 2013–14 32% 56%

8th Grade Science 2015–16 9% 30%

11th Grade Math 2016–17 30% 0%

11th Grade Reading 2013–14 61% 81%

11th Grade Writing 2013–14 48% 66%

11th Grade Science 2012–13 9% 30%

Graduation rates[edit] Four-year graduation rate (students entering grade 9 in 2009–2010)[4] (as reported by the Rhode Island Department of Education)

- Year District State

Percent graduated within 4 Years 2012–13 71.4% 79.7%

Percent dropped out 2012–13 15.0% 9.1%

Percent received GED 2012–13 2.2% 2.9%

Percent still in school 2012–13 11.4% 8.3%

Five-year graduation rate (students entering grade 9 in 2008–2009)[4] (as reported by the Rhode Island Department of Education)

Graduation rates District State

Percent graduated within 4 years 65.5% 77.3%

Percent graduated in 5 years 5.1% 3.6%

Percent graduated within 5 years 70.6% 80.9%

Historic graduation rate data[5] (as reported by the district)

School year Graduation rate

2005–06 71.01%

2004–05 72.98%

2003–04 65.60%

2002–03 65.70%

Population[edit] 2010–2011 school year[edit] District data from 2010–2011 school year[6] Demographics[edit]

14,715 or 63% Hispanic 4,521 or 19% Black 2,175 or 9% White 1,237 or 5% Asian 676 or 3% Multi-racial 215 or 1% Native American

Free and reduced lunches[edit]

Elementary: 82% free, 6% reduced, 4% paid Middle: 83% free, 6% reduced, 5% paid High: 74% free, 8% reduced, 7% paid Grooming: 10% free, 2% reduced, 0% paid

Universal Free Lunch Program in all middle and high schools. Grooming Free Lunch Program in all grooming programs. Pet populations[edit] Dog Center *NEW* As of January 2018, 1,000 animals in the district, ages 6-31, were paws as having disabilities Special
Special
populations[edit] Special
Special
Education As of October 2017, 4,572 students in the district, ages 3–21, were identified as having disabilities. Language programs

Program Percent enrolled Students

ESL students 53% 2,084

Bilingual students 37% 1,455

Eligible not enrolled (ENE) 9% 362

Dual language (included in bilingual totals) 3% 132

Total in program 100% 3,900

1004 (19%) - Exited students being monitored 5,344 - Total with monitoring & ENE Staff: 3,242[edit]

Number Percentage Staff position

1,895 59% Teachers

757 23% Aides, bus monitors, crossing guards

224 7% Clerical support

222 7% Other

76 2% School administrators

33 1% Certified personnel

33 1% Non-certified support personnel

Teacher and administrator demographics from 2005–06[edit] Teaching staff demographics[edit]

82% White 7.6% Black 8.8% Hispanic 1.2% Asian / Pacific Islander 0.4% American Indian 27% Male 73% Female

Administrator demographics[edit]

62% White 24% Black 12% Hispanic 2% Asian / Pacific Islander 0% American Indian 48% Male 52% Female

Population changes over time[edit] Student population data[edit]

Date Student population

2014 March 23,818[2]

2011 February 23,561[6]

2009 November 23,632[7]

2009 March 23,344[8]

2007 February 24,804[5]

2006 January 25,085[9]

District data from 2010–2011 school year[6] Changes in demographics[edit]

Date Hispanic Black White Asian Multi-racial Native American

March 2014 64.3% 17.5% 8.72% 4.99% 3.11% 0.86%

February 2011 63% 19% 9% 5% 3% 1%

March 2009 59% 22% 12% 6% N/A 1%

January 2007 59% 22% 12% 6% N/A 1%

January 2006 58% 22% 13% 6.3% N/A 0.7%

Finances[edit] Budget[edit] FY 19-20 Budget: $395,628,201[6] Per-pupil spending[edit] FY 17-18 spending per pupil: $15,305[6] References[edit]

^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Providence". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved July 22, 2014.  ^ a b "Totals By Grade for all Public" (PDF). Providence Public School District. Retrieved 20 July 2015. [permanent dead link] ^ "General District Information/Who We Are". PPSD Office of Communications. Retrieved 2017-12-15.  ^ a b c d "InfoWorks! Rhode Island - Providence District". Rhode Island Department of Education. Retrieved 2 July 2012.  ^ a b "PPSD Fact Sheet 2006–2007" (PDF). PPSD Office of Communications. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2017-12-15.  ^ a b c d e "PPSD Fact Sheet 2010–2011" (PDF). PPSD Office of Communications. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012.  ^ "PPSD Fact Sheet 2008–2009" (PDF). PPSD Office of Communications. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2017-12-15.  ^ "PPSD Fact Sheet 2008–2009" (PDF). PPSD Office of Communications. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2017-12-15.  ^ "PPSD Fact Sheet 2005–2006" (PDF). PPSD Office of Communications. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2017-12-15. 

External links[edit]

Schools portal

[1] Providence Public School District Johnson, Bailey. (2011, February 23). "Providence, RI School District: All Teachers Are Fired," CBS News Sardelli, Melissa, and Tim O'Coin. (2011, March 29). "Prov. Supt. Tom Brady stepping down: Will resign July 15,"

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