Inside RIDE

Inside RIDE

We must work together so that all Rhode Islanders will be proud of the quality of our public schools. Let's continue learning from one another and leading the way toward great schools for our children.



There are 142,854 students in Rhode Island public elementary, middle and high schools.

Welcome to RIDE!

Here at the R.I. Department of Education (RIDE), the work we do every day is aimed at a single goal: preparing every Rhode Island student for success in college, careers, and life. We invite you to explore our website and learn about the many programs, initiatives, and resources through which we strive to improve student achievement and to invest taxpayer dollars wisely. We welcome your comments, feedback, and inquiries. Please feel free to send us your comments.

“We aspire to an educational system that holds high expectations for all students, regardless of income or background; is responsive to students’ individual needs; and pushes the boundaries of imagination and innovation to create better learning conditions for students and educators.” 

-- Rhode Island Strategic Plan for Education