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70 Fricker Street
Providence, RI 02903
p. 401-456-9111

Central High School
in Providence, RI

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State Agency:
Rhode Island Department Of Education

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered9th Grade – 12th Grade
LevelHigh School
Teacher FTEs72.0
Surrounding communityCity, Mid-size Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population less than 250,000 and greater than or equal to 100,000.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Providence, RI 02903
Total Population9,342 (9,342 urban / N/A rural)
Households4,299 (1.68 people per house)
Median Household Income$14,095
Families998 (2.86 people per family)
Pop. — African American1,310
Pop. — Asian783
Pop. — Pacific Islander37
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native149
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)6,475
Pop. — Other1,114

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 916 74%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 86 7%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 1,002 81%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     20%
English Language Learners     14%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A57%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A71%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A75%
White Non-HispanicN/A81%
All Students<69%78%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 1,547 95.72%
GED Recipients     3.16%
Other Completers N/A 0.03%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Central High School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic247>19%8%
Asian / Pacific Islander119>9%3%
American Indian / Alaskan Native12N/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic77<6%68%
9th Grade 68 227 39 2 24 360
10th Grade 71 195 27 7 19 319
11th Grade 60 174 32 1 12 279
12th Grade 48 185 21 2 22 278
Total 247 781 119 12 77 1,236

Providence – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Central High School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional AidesN/A25%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors8.0>3%1%
Library / Media Specialist28.0>12%4%
Library / Media SupportN/A1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)4.0>2%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)53.0>23%5%
Guidance Staff Total57.0>25%6%
District Admins2.0<1%1%
Dist. Admin/SpptN/A6%
School Admins80.0>34%7%
School Admin/SpptN/A8%
Other SupportN/A27%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Providence Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools$20,041,000>$818$521
Payments to Charter Schools$4,412,000>$180$73
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$47,575,000<$1,942$5,007
 Issued During Fiscal Year$60,000,000<$2,449$2,801
 Retired During Fiscal Year$60,000,000<$2,449$2,801
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$97,181,000<$3,967$5,633
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund   
 Bond Fund   
 Other Funds  $1,466
Total Revenues$405,822,000>$16,568$14,812
Total Expenses$396,313,000>$16,180$14,419

Providence Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$83,264,000$12,815,909
Special Education Programs$23,563,000$2,985,295
Vocational Education Programs$845,000$964,875
Other Education Programs$12,536,000$959,550
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$124,734,000$52,981,000$17,524,273$6,983,341
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$15,251,000$6,736,000$1,231,795$493,930
 General Administration$2,349,000$1,019,000$292,047$112,674
 School Administration$13,029,000$6,187,000$1,515,159$647,523
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$2,630,000$2,668,000$1,295,925$694,718
 Student Transportation$2,912,000$2,746,000$591,038$332,370
 Business / Central / Other$8,423,000$4,518,000$614,500$299,634
Food Services$643,000$119,000$259,143$135,154

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Providence.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$25,253,000>$1,030$572
  General Administration$4,678,000<$190$230
  School Administration$19,799,000<$808$825
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$39,506,000>$1,612$1,104
  Student Transportation$16,126,000>$658$631
  Business / Central / Other$14,216,000>$580$357
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$11,761,000>$480$296
  Enterprise Operations   
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services  $55
 Adult Education  $38
Capital Outlay
 Construction  $117
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $244
 Instructional Equipment$866,000<$35$82
 Other Equipment$188,000<$7$44
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$45,000<$1$550
Debt Interest$9,721,000>$396$305

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Providence.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$22,882,000>$934$222
  Children with Disabilities Idea$6,001,000>$244$231
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$4,457,000>$181$73
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$481,000>$19$7
  Title V, Part A$190,000>$7$3
  Vocational and Tech Education$1,205,000>$49$23
  Bilingual Education$1,232,000>$50$17
  Child Nutrition Act$10,090,000>$411$116
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $374
  Indian Education   
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$203,704,000>$8,316$4,406
 Staff Improvement Programs   
 Special Education Programs   
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs   
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs   
 School Lunch Programs$427,000>$17$7
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$16,056,000>$655$331
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$1,081,000>$44$30
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits$11,520,000>$470$450
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions$113,577,000<$4,636$9,854
 Property Taxes  $8,411
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes   
 From Other School Systems$2,603,000<$106$1,077
 From Cities and Counties   
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents  $23
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $8
 School Lunch$1,234,000<$50$176
 Textbook Sales and Rentals  $1
 District Activity Receipts$11,000 $38
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$3,000 $6
 Interest Earnings$356,000<$14$54

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Curtis Williams over 8 years ago Curtis Williams

Firing the Teacher and support staff for a failing national education system is not the answer. President Obama's comment on the situation shows he is not living in the same world as the people who voted for him. His offering money ($900 Million) to districts with "so called" failing school systems, will only give the Districts an excuse close down what they see as troublesome schools. What President Obama did was very irresponsible(This was a pure state issue) Also considering that most school that are considered troubled reside in the poor urban areas, where most of the are either Black or Hispanic. Hence you will always see a huge difference in state standardized test scores, compared to schools that are rural and predominately white. Isn't it interesting how the more money that is poured into the system, less and less of it appears to find it's way to inner city urban schools. who for some reason cannot afford books, let alone essential teaching aids. I've worked with a teachers union and I had to interact with school districts, and I can tel you, if you think throwing money at this problem with education is ging to somehow change statistical numbers you are in a world of denial. As soon as the state gives out the money to the individual districts, it tends to disappear. It never reaches the students and the teaching staff. Bottom line...the problem does no begin with the teachers or students, it begins at the District level where they seem to think the money should be used for their own departmental interest. Please...if anyone has a comment on this issue please contact me. If you agree or disagree. Because to be honest...you're schools may be next. Or will it be something else?

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