The State of Rhode Island Public Education

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Students

Our education system

Student demographics

Rhode Island’s student population is growing more diverse every year. Today, four in ten students are students of color (nationwide, the number is five in ten). Enrollment in our public schools is lower now than it was a decade ago, but this enrollment decline has slowed in recent years.

PreK–12 enrollment by race/ethnicity
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian Pacific
Native American
Multi-race
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian Pacific
Native American
Multi-race
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian Pacific
Native American
Multi-race
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian Pacific
Native American
Multi-race
PreK–12 enrollment by other subgroups
Free or reduced-price lunch eligible
Free or reduced-price lunch eligible
Free or reduced-price lunch eligible
Limited English proficiency
Limited English proficiency
Limited English proficiency
Special education (IEP)
Special education (IEP)
Special education (IEP)

Notes:
1. Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
2. Group names are reported here the same way they are reported in the original source. This holds true throughout the State of Public Education data tool.

Source
  1. “Enrollment, Dropout and Graduation Data,” Rhode Island Department of Education, accessed January 22, 2016, http://www.ride.ri.gov/InformationAccountability/RIEducationData/EnrollmentGraduationData.aspx.