Who We Are

  • The Providence Public School District (PPSD) serves approximately 24,000 students and their families among 41 schools. Across our district each day, our educators, administrators and staff are dedicated to our students and supporting their paths to success.


    As the largest department within the City of Providence, accounting for approximately half of the City’s operating budget, PPSD employs more than 3,200 hard-working individuals who support our many schools, including 22 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 10 high schools and 2 public district charter schools. Of our employees, approximately 2,000 are educators and more than 600 others directly support our students in our schools.

Who We Serve
  •                Our Locations                             


                   Administrative Offices:    

                   797 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

                   Phone:  (401) 456-9100


                   Registration Center:          

                   325 Ocean Street, Providence, RI 02905

                   Phone:  (401) 456-9297  |  Fax: 401-278-0553






We are located at 797 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

Who We Serve

  • Our schools are diverse learning communities; approximately 65% of our students are Hispanic, 16% Black, 9% White, 5% Asian, 4% Multi-racial and 1% Native American.


    Approximately 31% of students are English Language Learners (ELL) and about 16% of students receive special education services. Approximately 55% of students come from homes where English is not the primary language spoken. Combined, students and their families speak 55 different languages and hail from 91 countries of origin.







    Important Phone Numbers


    Human Resources:    Tel: 401-456-9100      Fax: 401-456-9284

    Special Education:     Tel: 401-456-9330      Fax: 401-453-8699

    Family Engagement:  Tel: 401-456-0686     Fax: 401-456-9105

    Transportation:           Tel: 401-456-9269     Fax: 401-456-9314

    Central Records:         Tel: 401-456-9239     Fax: 401-278-2878