Office of the Superintendent

The Tiverton School Department has a total school population of 1917 students who are supported by a professional staff of 178 teachers and 62 non-certified support staff. The district is comprised of three elementary schools grades K-4, one middle school grades 5-8, and one high school grades 9-12.  Tiverton High School is currently accredited by the N.E.A.S.C. (New England Association of Schools and Colleges).   The high school is currently participating in the re-accreditation process which is scheduled to conclude in the Spring of 2012.

The Tiverton School Department is committed to standards-based instruction and performance in a K-12 continuum. High expectations for student performance are supported by a rigorous curriculum that is aligned to both state and national standards. The School Department has initiated steps towards adopting the Common Core Standards which are scheduled for implementation in September 2014.  Administrators are continually striving to build and improve our learning community by increasing parent, student, and community participation in support of our efforts to support high standards for both our faculty and students. Our goal is to provide every student the opportunity to excel and meet high standards in all of their classes at every grade level.

In the spring of 2010, each of the district’s five schools were recognized by the RI Department of Education for high student achievement on the New England Common Assessment Program.  Each of the districts’ five schools met their Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goal which has been established under the No Child Left Behind Act.  I am very pleased and grateful for all the support the Tiverton School Department has received from teachers, parents, support personnel and community members in providing a quality education for all our students which is based on high expectations and standards.  This year, the Tiverton School Department will continue to improve its level of communication between schools and parents.   Starting this fall, both the middle school and high school will be implementing i-Parent which is a web-based program which allows parents the opportunity to track their child’s progress. With improved communication our students will continue to experience success both in and outside of school.  I ask that every parent convey to their children that a positive attitude towards school is critical to the success they will be able to obtain not only in school but also later in life.

I hope that everyone takes the opportunity to view our website in its entirety.  The website will be revised during the school year.  It is our goal that these changes will make the website more user friendly.  You will find valuable information about each of the five schools and hopefully you will gain an understanding as to why every employee is so proud of the Tiverton School System.

As always, if you have any questions/concerns about the material that is on this website or if you have any issues pertaining to the education of your child, please feel free to contact me at



William J. Rearick

Superintendent of Schools