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.
797 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 456-9100
325 Ocean Street, Providence, RI 02905
Phone: (401) 456-9297 | Fax: 401-278-0553
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