Best Public Schools in East Providence, RI


Summary:

The East Providence, Rhode Island school district consists of 8 schools, including 6 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. The schools serve a diverse student population, with white students making up 48-63% of the student body, African American students 6-19%, Hispanic students 13-24%, and Asian students 0.4-10%. However, the district faces challenges, with high free/reduced lunch rates ranging from 46% to 64.3% and generally lower-than-average test scores across the schools.

Among the standout schools in the district, Silver Spring School ranks 66th out of 167 Rhode Island elementary schools and has a 3-star rating, with relatively strong test scores and a low student-teacher ratio. Orlo Avenue School also ranks 81st and has a 3-star rating, with solid test scores and a low student-teacher ratio. Meanwhile, Kent Heights School stands out for its high 3rd grade ELA proficiency, though it struggles to maintain that performance in higher grades.

The data reveals inconsistencies in performance across grade levels, suggesting challenges in curriculum alignment and instructional continuity. While higher-spending schools like Emma G. Whiteknact and Orlo Avenue tend to have stronger test scores, the correlation is not perfect, indicating that factors beyond just funding, such as teaching quality and student demographics, play a significant role in student outcomes. Overall, the East Providence school district faces opportunities to improve equity and address the performance gaps across its schools.








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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Rhode Island Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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