U.S. News & World Report ranks Rhode Island’s top high schools. Which ones made the list?

U.S. News & World Report ranks Rhode Island’s top high schools. Which ones made the list?


U.S. News & World Report released its 2024 best public high schools rankings for the U.S. on Tuesday, releasing rankings both at a national and state level.

None of the 61 Rhode Island schools cracked the national top 100.

U.S. News considered 25,000 public high schools across all 50 states and the District of Columbia for this year’s list. The list includes traditional, charter and magnet schools, along with those focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

The rankings were compiled in partnership with RTI, a nonprofit global social science research firm. College readiness, college curriculum, state assessments, underserved student performance and graduation rate were factors considered in the rankings.

Find the full national rankings, along with lists by state and of traditional, charter, magnet and STEM schools, at usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.

Here’s how the rankings break down for Rhode Island.

Best high schools in Rhode Island in 2024

Best charter schools in Rhode Island

Best traditional RI high schools in 2024

Where does your school rank in RI?

11. Exeter-West Greenwich Regional 

12. Westerly High School 

13. Middletown High School 

14. Mt. Hope High School 

15. North Smithfield High School 

16. Jacqueline M. Walsh School 

17. Cumberland High School 

18. Smithfield High School 

19. E-Cubed Academy 

20. Ponaganset High School 

21. Davies Career-Tech High School 

22. Tiverton High School 

23. North Providence High School 

24. Scituate High School 

25. Pilgrim High School 

26. Cranston High School West 

27. Rogers High School 

28. Coventry High School 

29. Burrillville High School 

30. Paul Cuffee Upper School 

31. The Greene School 

32. Toll Gate High School 

33. West Warwick High School 

34. Johnston Senior High School 

35. Beacon Charter School 

36. Times2 Middle/High School 

37. Village Green Virtual 

38. Trinity Academy Performing Art 

39. W B Cooley and Academy International 

40. Providence Career Technical 

41. Metropolitan Career Tech Center 

42. Metropolitan Career Tech Center 

43. Rini Middle College 

Ranked 44th to 58th

U.S. News and World report groups the rest of the schools together, in alphabetical order: 

360 High School 

Blackstone Academy Charter 

Central High School 

Charette Charter School 

Charles E. Shea High School 

Cranston High School East 

Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School 

East Providence High School 

Highlander Secondary Charter School 

Hope High School 

Mount Pleasant High School 

Nel/Cps Construction Career 

Sheila Skip Nowell 

William E. Tolman High School 

Woonsocket High School 

*Unranked: Block Island School, Chariho Alternative Learning A 

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