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Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School
10 Memorial Ave, Johnston, RI 02919
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.

Johnston School Department
10 Memorial Ave, Johnston, RI 02919

The Johnston School Department includes a high school, middle school, four elementary schools and an early childhoodMore 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.

Johnston High School
345 Cherry Hill Rd, Johnston, RI 02919

The construction for the first high school in Johnston since 1898 (when Olneyville was annexed to Providence) wasMore 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.

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