Central Records (CRO)

  • Looking for transcripts?  You found the right place.

    The Central Records Office is responsible for keeping records for former students dating back to the 1920’s.  We provide documentations such as official and unofficial transcripts, proof of attendance, graduation, and education verification. Former students looking for this type of documentation who graduated within the past 5 years, will need to go to the last school they attended for this information. 


    FREE for Providence Public Schools students and alumni.
    $5.00 per transaction/request for third party community members.
    Send check or money order via MAIL to Central Record Office/Providence Public Schools, 379 Washington Street, Providence RI 02903


    Please be advised that there are times when the public records that you seek are not available. The RI Access to Public Records Act allows a public body ten (10) business days to respond and, with “good cause,” may extend the time to respond by twenty (20) business days (thirty (30) business days total). Providence Public Schools/Central Records Office. Request education verification, transcript, and letter of graduation via fax 401-278-2878 or via email at CRO@ppsd.org 

    Please note that student transcripts, graduation letters, and education verification requests are handled through the Central Records Office.


    • SPECIAL EDUCATION, IEP,504 RECORDS are handled by the SPECIALIZED SERVICES OFFICE 797 Westminster St. Providence, 2nd floor Tel. 401-456-9330
    • ACTIVE STUDENTS' GRADES, TESTING INFORMATION, TRANSCRIPT are handled by the guidance counselor at the students' school.
    • ELL REPORT/TESTING are handled by the MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS DEPARMENT 797 Westminster St. Providence, 3rd floor Tel. 401-456-9100 ext. 13142
    • GED COPIES are handled by request though GED.com 
    • BIRTH CERTIFICATES are handled by the RI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908 Tel. 401-222-5960
    • ACTIVE HEALTH RECORDS are handled by the school nurse.
    • HOMESCHOOLING requests should email Homeschooling@ppsd.org
    • REGISTRATIONS are handled through the Registration Office, 325 Ocean Street, Providence RI 02905, Tel. 401-456-9297


  • 379 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903


    Phone: (401) 456-9239
    Fax: (401) 278-2878
    Email: CRO@ppsd.org

    Operation Hours: 8:30am-4:00pm Mon-Fri (Closed on holidays and weekends)


    Find out More about us:

    Our Mission

    To provide excellent customer service for former students, colleges, employees and other agencies with crucial and important record management information.


    Our Vision

    To be a leading electronic archival repository for the Providence School Department