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3 RI Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Awards

Friday, September 29, 2017


Classical High School

The United States Department of Education announced that three Rhode Island schools have received National Blue Ribbon awards for 2017.

The schools receiving the honor include Classical High School in Providence, Community Elementary School in Cumberland, and Fishing Cove Elementary School in North Kingstown.

Classical High School and Community Elementary School were designated as Exemplary High Performing Schools, and Fishing Cove was designated as an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School.

“Providing challenging, high-quality, and engaging learning experiences is what our public schools are called upon to do, and our Blue Ribbon Schools set the bar high. Our success as a state, economically and otherwise, relies on education, and our Blue Ribbon Schools serve as a model for how we can improve outcomes for all schools and all students. Congratulations to these school communities on this exciting achievement,” said Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo.

Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Ken Wagner added, “This level of achievement requires incredible commitment at every level, from the school and district leaders to the classroom teachers and to the families supporting students at home. Each has a role to play in supporting student success and closing achievement gaps, and each has contributed to this distinction. I am so proud of our winners, and I wish them continued success as leaders in education.”

National Recognition

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the National Blue Ribbon Schools program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards, or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. 

Now in its 35th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has recognized more than 8,500 schools. This year’s honorees will be celebrated at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on November 6 and 7.


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Honorable Mention

Blackstone Academy Charter 


Graduation Rate: 83%

College Readiness: N/A

AP Tested: N/A

AP Passed: N/A

Mathematics Proficiency:  12%

English Proficiency: 38%

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Honorable Mention

Beacon Charter High School 


Graduation Rate: 91%

College Readiness: N/A

AP Tested: N/A

AP Passed: N/A

Mathematics Proficiency:  21%

English Proficiency: 49%

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Westerly High School 


Graduation Rate: 95%

College Readiness: 23.8

AP Tested: 31%

AP Passed: 70%

Mathematics Proficiency:  10%

English Proficiency: 38%

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Middletown High School 


Graduation Rate: 85%

College Readiness: 28.3

AP Tested: 40%

AP Passed: 62%

Mathematics Proficiency: 18%

English Proficiency: 54%

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East Greenwich High School

East Greenwich 

Graduation Rate: 95%

College Readiness: 38.8

AP Tested: 42%

AP Passed: 89%

Mathematics Proficiency: 59%

English Proficiency: 66%

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Times2 Academy


Graduation Rate: 86%

College Readiness: 40.2

AP Tested: 52%

AP Passed: 71%

Mathematics Proficiency: 8%

English Proficiency: 48%

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Narragansett High School 


Graduation Rate: 93%

College Readiness: 45.2

AP Tested: 55%

AP Passed: 77%

Mathematics Proficiency: 29%

English Proficiency: 43%

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Portsmouth High School 


Graduation Rate: 97%

College Readiness: 53.2 

AP Tested: 60%

AP Passed: 85%

Mathematics Proficiency: 33%

English Proficiency: 55%

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Barrington High School 


Graduation Rate: 96%

College Readiness: 59.4 %

AP Tested: 64%

AP Passed: 91%

Mathematics Proficiency: 46%

English Proficiency: 77%

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Classical High School 


Graduation Rate: 97% 

College Readiness: 61.9 

AP Tested: 87% 

AP Passed: 62%

Mathematics Proficiency: 55%

English Proficiency: 88%


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