Award-Winning Schools

The Rhode Island Department of Education is proud to honor excellent schools. As part of the new statewide accountability system, RIDE identifies a number of Commended Schools for high performance across a variety of metrics. In addition, RIDE participates in the federal Blue Ribbon and Green Ribbon programs.

Commended Schools

In Rhode Island's new school accountability system, Commended Schools are the highest performing schools that represent the strongest patterns of performance across metrics, test at least 95% of their students, and serve all students well.


2013 Commended Schools

Bristol-Warren
  • Rockwell School
Charter Schools
  • Blackstone Academy Charter School
  • Blackstone Valley Prep Elementary School
  • The Compass School
  • Kingston Hill Academy
Chariho
  • Charlestown Elementary School
Cranston
  • Oak Lawn School
  • Orchard Farms Elementary School
Cumberland
  • Community School
Exeter-West Greenwich
  • Exeter-West Greenwich Regional High School
Foster
  • Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School
Johnston
  • Brown Avenue School 
New Shoreham
  • Block Island School
North Kingstown
  • Stony Lane Elementary School
  • Wickford Middle School
North Providence
  • Stephen Olney School
North Smithfield
  • North Smithfield High School
Pawtucket
  • Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing Arts
Providence
  • Classical High School
Scituate
  • Clayville Elementary School
  • Scituate High School
Smithfield
  • Anna M. McCabe School
  • Smithfield Senior High School
Tiverton
  • Fort Barton School



Previous Awardees

2012 Commended Schools

Barrington
  • Primrose Hill School
  • Sowams Elementary School
Bristol-Warren
  • Rockwell School
Chariho 
  • Charlestown Elementary School
  • Hope Valley Elementary School
  • Richmond Elementary School
  • Ashaway Elementary School
Cranston
  • Oak Lawn School
  • Stone Hill School
Cumberland
  • Community School
East Greenwich 
  • Archie R. Cole Middle School
  • East Greenwich High School
New Shoreham
  • Block Island School
North Kingstown 
  • Hamilton Elementary School
North Providence 
  • Dr. Joseph A Whelan Elementary School
Providence 
  • Classical High School
Scituate
  • Clayville Elementary School
  • Scituate High School
Smithfield
  • Raymond C. LaPerche School
South Kingstown 
  • Matunuck School
Tiverton 
  • Fort Barton School
Charter Schools
  • Beacon Charter School  
  • Blackstone Academy Charter School 
  • Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School 
  • The Compass School
  • Kingston Hill Academy 


Blue Ribbon Schools

Students gather to celebrate Park Elementary in Warwick being named a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School
Students gather to celebrate Park Elementary in Warwick being named a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School

This is the highest honor that the U.S. Department of Education Awards to schools. 

These schools must demonstrate either exceptionally high achievement or dramatic improvement in the school as a whole and among student groups. 

2013 Blue Ribbon School Winners

High Achieving School category

  • Stony Lane Elementary School, North Kingstown 

Improving School category

  • William M. Davies, Jr. Career-Technical High School


2011 Blue Ribbon School Winners

HIGH ACHIEVING SCHOOL CATEGORY

  • Hope Valley Elementary School, Chariho 

IMPROVING SCHOOL CATEGORY

  • Park School, Warwick 
  • William M. Davies, Jr. Career-Technical High School


Green Ribbon Schools

The Green Ribbon Schools program recognizes schools that save energy, reduce costs, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health, foster wellness, and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and community engagement.

2013 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS WINNERS:

  • Providence Career and Technical Academy
  • The Compass School


Green Ribbon Schools Past Winners

2012 RHODE ISLAND GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS WINNERS:

  • Nathan Bishop Middle School
  • Classical High School
  • Providence Career and Technical Academy

2012 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS WINNERS:

  • Nathan Bishop Middle School
  • Classical High School