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Joseph A. Whelan School (leave a review)
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+1 (401) 233-1180

1440 Mineral Spring Avenue

North Providence, Rhode Island


About Joseph A. Whelan School
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Joseph A. Whelan School is one of 9 schools found in the North Providence district of Rhode Island.

Joseph A. Whelan School is a regular school, specialising in Kindergarten to 5th Grade. Compared to other schools in Rhode Island, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 261 students.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

The average teacher's salary is $63,734, which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of $73,057.

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Joseph A. Whelan School

Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Joseph A. Whelan School 261$2,53216$63,7340.54
Birchwood Middle School (0.51 miles) 430$13,35215$72,5230.55
Marieville School (0.72 miles) 232$3,26012$66,3000.71
North Providence High (0.96 miles) 967$2,30311$80,5060.52
R.I. School for the Deaf (1.28 miles) 63$28,5143$106,7130.62
James L. McGuire School (1.5 miles) 268$2,60814$66,2660.56

Joseph A. Whelan School

Number of pupils261
Funding per pupil$2,532
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$63,734
Diversity index0.54

Birchwood Middle School (0.51 miles)

Number of pupils430
Funding per pupil$13,352
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$72,523
Diversity index0.55

Marieville School (0.72 miles)

Number of pupils232
Funding per pupil$3,260
Pupils per teacher12
Average teacher salary$66,300
Diversity index0.71

North Providence High (0.96 miles)

Number of pupils967
Funding per pupil$2,303
Pupils per teacher11
Average teacher salary$80,506
Diversity index0.52

R.I. School for the Deaf (1.28 miles)

Number of pupils63
Funding per pupil$28,514
Pupils per teacher3
Average teacher salary$106,713
Diversity index0.62

James L. McGuire School (1.5 miles)

Number of pupils268
Funding per pupil$2,608
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$66,266
Diversity index0.56
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Rankings within Rhode Island
There are 316 schools in Rhode Island. Rankings don't always go up to 316 because some schools have missing data.
234thlargest school
262ndhighest number of FTE teachers
267thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
253rdhighest average teaching salary
169thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
188thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
88thhighest diversity index
244thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 5.5 hours

1st Grade - 5th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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