Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School 10 Memorial Ave, Johnston, RI02919 Johnston's only middle school was built in 1960 and originally named Johnston Junior-Senior High School. The two-story,…More 38-room building hosted double sessions for junior and senior high school classes until 1968, when Johnston Senior High School opened across Atwood Avenue. The middle school is named in honor of Nicolas E. Ferri, a 24-year veteran of Johnston schools, including the middle school and Thornton Elementary School.
Thornton Elementary School 4 School St, Johnston, RI02919 Thornton Elementary School is the successor to one of two earlier schools that served the neighborhood. Originally part…More of the Vial School District #2, the first school was built at Morgan Avenue and School Street in 1892. Following a fire in 1919 that destroyed the original building, a new school was constructed in 1921. One of three Feinstein Leadership Schools in Johnston, Thornton was fortunate to have its students meet or exceed state averages in five of seven categories on the 2009 NECAP assessments.
Sarah Dyer Barnes Elementary School 24 Barnes Ave, Johnston, RI02919 Located just off Greenville Avenue at George Waterman Road, Barnes Elementary replaced the earlier Lincoln School in…More 1953. The school's namesake was Johnston's first superintendent of schools. Following the 2009 school year, former Principal Bernard DiLullo was appointed to the position of Superintendent of Schools in Johnston. Barnes is one of three Feinstein Leadership Schools in the town.
The Johnston School Department includes a high school, middle school, four elementary schools and an early childhood…More center. According to the Rhode Island Department of Education, 3,100 students attend Johnston Schools.
Grades 1 through 5 are housed at the four elementary schools, with pre-K and Kindergarten centralized at the Early Childhood Center; grades 6, 7, and 8 at Ferri Middle School, and grades 9 through 12 at the high schools.
Superintendent Bernard DiLullo, a former assistant principal at Ferri and principal at Sara Dyer Barnes Elementary, was appointed to his current position in March 2010.
Boston Bartenders School of America 1395 Atwood Ave, Johnston, RI02919 The Boston Bartenders School of America is a chain of schools throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and…More Rhode Island that teachesbartending, the art of mixology and alcohol awareness training. The school has been open since 1974 and has thousands of graduates. Interested parties are encouraged to visit and sit on a class before enrolling to ensure the school is right for them.
The construction for the first high school in Johnston since 1898 (when Olneyville was annexed to Providence) was…More approved in a bond referendum in March, 1966. In the intervening years, Johnston students were bussed to public schools in Providence or attended private schools outside of Johnston.
For a short time, nearby N.A Ferri Middle School held double sessions for high school students before the new building opened.
Within a year and a half of the referendum, the building began hosting high school classes. Construction on the school's athletic complex was completed in 1973.
Winsor Hill Elementary School 100 Theresa St, Johnston, RI02919 Located off of Hartford Avenue, Winsor Hill Elementary opened in 1953 to replace the previous Franklin School. Following…More the closure of Graniteville School in 2006, those students were transferred to Winsor Hill. Current enrollment is 332 students in first through fifth grade. Winsor Hill is one of three Feinstein Leadership schools in Johnston.