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May, 2023 Graduates of 360 High School photo courtesy of Providence Public School District.

The Providence Public School District (PPSD) is the largest single school district in Rhode Island, with more students than the next two districts (Warwick and Cranston) combined.

 

21,656 – Student enrollment in Providence Public Schools,  2020-2021 school year.

15.4% – Percent of all Rhode Island public school students who attend Providence Public Schools.

86% – Percent of Providence Public School students eligible for free or reduced cost lunch programs based on family income.

77.6% – Percent of PPSD students who graduate after four years of high school.

45.5% – Percent of PPSD graduates enrolled in post-secondary education in the year after graduation.

14.9% – Percent of Providence Public Schools students who met or exceeded the test score standard for proficiency in English Language Arts. (2021-2022 school year).

10.2% – Percent of Providence Public Schools students who met or exceeded the test score standard for proficiency in Math. (2021-2022 school year).

Jonathan Howard is Co-founder of Cause & Effect, Inc., a consulting company that provides strategic planning facilitation, fund development planning and board strengthening to mission-driven organizations. He is a long- time resident of Providence. His three children all attended Providence Public Schools from kindergarten through high school.