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Providence Public School District

Providence Public School District
Opening doors to our children's futures
Type and location
Type Public
Grades K-12
Country United States
Location 797 Westminster St
Providence, RI 02903
Coordinates
District information
Superintendent Susan F. Lusi, Ph.D.
Schools 43 schools, 3 annexes and 2 charter schools
NCES District ID 4400900[1]
Students and staff
Students 23,818[2]
Student-teacher ratio 26:1
Other information
Website PPSD Website

The Providence Public School Department is the administrative force behind the primary public school district of Providence, Rhode Island. As of February 2011, it serves 23,561 students in 43 schools, 3 annexes, 2 charter schools, and 1 center servicing students with disabilities.[3]

Contents

  • Vision & Mission 1
  • History 2
  • List of schools 3
    • Elementary schools 3.1
    • Middle schools 3.2
    • High schools 3.3
    • Charter schools 3.4
    • Centers servicing students with significant disabilities 3.5
  • Student Achievement 4
    • Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress 4.1
    • NECAP Results 4.2
    • Graduation Rates 4.3
  • Population 5
    • 2010-2011 School Year 5.1
      • Demographics 5.1.1
      • Free & Reduced Lunches 5.1.2
      • Special Populations 5.1.3
      • Staff: 3,236 5.1.4
    • Teacher and Administrator Demographics from 05-06 5.2
      • Teaching Staff Demographics 5.2.1
      • Administrator Demographics 5.2.2
    • Population Changes Over Time 5.3
      • Student Population Data 5.3.1
      • Changes in Demographics 5.3.2
  • Finances 6
    • Budget 6.1
    • Per Pupil Spending 6.2
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Vision & Mission

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

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 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

Elementary schools

As of the 2011-2012 school year

  • 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
  • Young & Woods

Middle schools

As of the 2011-2012 school year

  • DelSesto
  • Esek Hopkins
  • Gilbert Stuart
  • Nathan Bishop
  • Nathanael Greene
  • Roger Willams

High schools

As of the 2011-2012 school year

  • Dr. Jorge Alvarez
  • Providence Career & Technical Academy (PCTA)
  • Central
  • Classical
  • E3 Academy (E-Cubed Academy)
  • Hope
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex (formerly Providence Academy of International Studies (PAIS) and Cooley Health/Science High School)

Charter schools

  • Textron Chamber of Commerce Providence Public Charter School
  • The Times2 Academy

Centers servicing students with significant disabilities

  • Harold A. Birch Vocational Program

Student Achievement

Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress

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

District NECAP results for 2011-12 were significantly below state averages.[4]

Subject School Year Percent Proficient District Percent Proficient State
3rd Grade Math 2011-12 35% 60%
3rd Grade Reading 2011-12 50% 73%
4th Grade Math 2011-12 43% 65%
4th Grade Reading 2011-12 46% 71%
4th Grade Science 2010-11 17% 43%
5th Grade Math 2011-12 38% 62%
5th Grade Reading 2011-12 40% 69%
5th Grade Writing 2011-12 32% 55%
6th Grade Math 2011-12 39% 62%
6th Grade Reading 2011-12 48% 73%
7th Grade Math 2011-12 28% 56%
7th Grade Reading 2011-12 46% 72%
8th Grade Math 2011-12 31% 58%
8th Grade Reading 2011-12 52% 78%
8th Grade Writing 2011-12 31% 59%
8th Grade Science 2010-11 5% 25%
11th Grade Math 2011-12 12% 30%
11th Grade Reading 2011-12 56% 76%
11th Grade Writing 2011-12 36% 51%
11th Grade Science 2010-11 7% 26%

Graduation Rates

Four Year Graduation Rate (Students entering grade 9 in 2007-2008)[4] (as reported by the Rhode Island Department of Education)

- Year District State
Percent Graduated in 2011 2010-11 66.1% 77.2%
Percent Dropped Out 2010-11 23.6% 12.5%
Percent Received GED 2010-11 2.8% 3.0%
Percent Still in School 2010-11 7.5% 7.3%

Five Year Graduation Rate (Students entering grade 9 in 2006-2007)[4] (as reported by the Rhode Island Department of Education)

Graduation Rates District State
Percent Graduated in 2010 68.3% 76.6%
Percent Graduated in 2011 3.7% 3.6%
Percent Graduated in Five Years 72.0% 80.2%

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

2010-2011 School Year

District Data from 2010-2011 School Year[6]

Demographics

  • 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 & Reduced Lunches

  • Elementary: 82% free, 6% reduced, 4% paid
  • Middle: 83% free, 6% reduced, 5% paid
  • High: 74% free, 8% reduced, 7% paid

Universal Free Lunch Program in all middle and high schools.

Special Populations

Special Education

As of January 2011, 4,560 students in the district, ages 3–21, were identified as having disabilities.

Language Programs
Program Percent Enrolled Students
ESL Students 53% 2,064
Bilingual Students 37% 1,449
Eligible Not Enrolled (ENE) 9% 362
Dual Language (included in bilingual totals) 3% 116
Total in program 100% 3,875

995 (19%) - Exited Students being monitored

5,232 - Total with monitoring & ENE

Staff: 3,236

Number Percentage Staff Position
1,895 59% Teachers
753 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 05-06

Teaching Staff Demographics

82% White

7.6% Black

8.8% Hispanic

1.2% Asian / Pacific Islander

0.4% American Indian

27% Male | 73% Female

Administrator Demographics

62% White

24% Black

12% Hispanic

2% Asian / Pacific Islander

0% American Indian

48% Male | 52% Female

Population Changes Over Time

Student Population Data

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

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

Budget

FY 10-11 Budget: $395,628,201[6]

Per Pupil Spending

FY 08-09 Spending Per Pupil: $15,305[6]

References

  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Providence".  
  2. ^ a b "Totals By Grade for all Public" (PDF). Providence Public School District. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Learn About PPSD". PPSD Office of Communications. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "InfoWorks! Rhode Island - Providence District". Rhode Island Department of Education. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "PPSD Fact Sheet 2006-2007". PPSD Office of Communications. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "PPSD Fact Sheet 2010-2011". PPSD Office of Communications. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "PPSD Fact Sheet 2008-2009". PPSD Office of Communications. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "PPSD Fact Sheet 2008-2009". PPSD Office of Communications. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "PPSD Fact Sheet 2005-2006". PPSD Office of Communications. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 

External links

  • 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," FoxProvidence.com.
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