A Message from the Superintendent

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Chariho Regional School District. The District serves the communities of Charlestown, Hopkinton, and Richmond and includes four elementary schools, a middle school, a high school/career and technical center, and an alternative school. Approximately 3,500 pre-kindergarten through grade twelve students attend our schools.

The District encompasses 127 square miles in southern Rhode Island that include oceanfront, rural, and suburban areas. The towns boast an abundance of golf courses, turf farms, and beaches. An ideal place to raise children, one only has to visit the tri-town area to develop a fondness for it.

Our schools are highly rated and have received numerous other recognitions. Chariho Regional High School is rated as 'commended', the highest possible ranking by the Rhode Island Department of Education. It has also received a national bronze medal by the US News and World Report. Charlestown Elementary School is also rated as 'commended', for the third consecutive year. Both Chariho Regional Middle School and Ashaway Elementary School are rated as 'leading', the second highest ranking. In 2011-2012, Hope Valley Elementary School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. In 2010-2011, Richmond Elementary School students' scores on state assessments in mathematics were best in R.I. while those of students from Ashaway Elementary School were best in R.I. in science. These accomplishments are largely due to the fact that the three towns served by the District support high-quality public education. We are more determined then ever, in spite of economic challenges, to deliver the best possible educational experiences to our students.

A personal invitation is extended to all community members interested in high-quality public education to share your thoughts, comments, and suggestions with me. We can only become more effective in meeting the needs of each and every child when collective thinking informs action. You can reach me by phone at 364-7575, by email at Barry [dot] Ricci [at] chariho [dot] k12 [dot] ri [dot] us, or by mail at 455A Switch Road, Wood River Junction, RI, 02894. You can follow us on Twitter @CharihoRegional. I look forward to hearing from you!

I hope that you will find your visit to our website helpful and informative. Please return often.

Barry J. Ricci

Superintendent of Schools
Chariho Regional School District
All Kids. All of the Time.