Rhode Island State Information

Where Rhode Island Ranks
Rhode Island National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $8,800 $7,734 10
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 20.0 21.2 22
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $31,025 $29,564 19
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $52,879 $45,771 7
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 74 %71 % 25
  • Black
  • 70 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • 72 %78 %
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    State Information
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    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Don Carcieri (R)
    Education Commissioner: Peter McWalters
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 159,205
    No. of Districts: 36
    No. of Public Schools: 326
    No. of Public School Teachers: 11,196
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $1.5 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 46.6
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 33.3%
    Students With Disabilities: 20.4%
    English-Language Learners: 6.3%

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