Public Schools in Rhode Island

There are 336 Public Schools in Rhode Island, serving a population of 1,056,138 people in an area of 1,034 square miles. There is 1 Public School per 3,143 people, and 1 Public School per 3 square miles.

The state of Rhode Island is ranked 41st in Public Schools per capita, and 5th in Public Schools per square mile.

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Rhode Island Public School Statistics

Find Rhode Island Public School Enrollment and Educational Attainment (Age 25+). Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Rhode Island Public School Enrollment
 Rhode IslandUnited States
Nursery & Preschool Enrollment7,153 (51.6%)2,918,752 (59.0%)
Kindergarten Enrollment9,563 (87.4%)3,579,912 (87.7%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 1-4)41,358 (88.8%)14,576,325 (89.6%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 5-8)40,723 (87.9%)14,808,792 (89.5%)
High School Enrollment (Grades 9-12)42,745 (86.2%)15,337,350 (90.2%)
Rhode Island Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 Rhode IslandUnited States
Less than 9th Grade Education38,156 (5.2%)11,521,575 (5.3%)
9-12th Grade (No Diploma)49,838 (6.8%)15,426,482 (7.1%)
High School Graduate (Including Equivalency)207,007 (28.2%)59,265,308 (27.1%)