School Details

Mount Pleasant High School

434 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908
(401) 456-9181

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 978 students 14 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Providence School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mount Pleasant High School is a public high school in Providence. 978 students go to Mount Pleasant High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 70% of the 978 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mount Pleasant High School is 14:1. Birch Vocational is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 9%
Hispanic 64% 63%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 81%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Mount Pleasant does not help stundents get into a for good colleges but HOPE SCHOOL is awesome. they got my son into a wonderful college after i switched him out of mount Pleasant . Mount pleasant is just a school for under average students. Colleges do not accept students from Mount Pleasant because of their low performance even if the student is doing well is very hard just because the school is not a good one overall.

  • (2 years ago)

    As a graduate of Mount Pleasant I will say that the school needs a complete makeover. The building is outdated and some of the teachers do not care. I did not learn very much in Mount Pleasant and because of that I struggled my first year in college. Some teachers do care and take the time to teach their students. Parents my advice proceed with caution Mount Pleasant will not give your children a good education look into charter catholic or other public schools for a more smaller classroom enviroment and better academic curriculum.

  • (5 years ago)

    Well I think it was an excellent school. I transfered from New york my senior year and all the staff were very nice. All My teachers treated me like friends. I believe that everyone that didn't graduate was becasue they didn't put enough effort into their school work. I believe that its just the students fault that the school rating is low. The shool work is so easy compared to New York so no one should be failing. I would recommend this school to students that really want to become someone in life not low lives that want to do nothing and still expect to graduate.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have recently graduated from there and its not the best school in providence. I never really studied and didnt learn much

  • (6 years ago)

    i agree and than disagree alot of the seniors this year in high schoool for year 2008 did not graduate but that was there fault because some where in there 4 years of high schoool they did bad on one of there credits which they never made up but for the most part mounts 75% good and 25% bad because of those kids who werent raised right but me i am going to 10th grade in august of 2008 and i dont want to switch schools becuase im use to mount pleasant and it is fun! and a goood education place

  • (6 years ago)

    i think this school is very dangerous just like many others there is alot of violence going on .

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduated from MPHS. A lot of the teachers did not care or respect the students. There were only a handful of teachers that actually did care. The students were also out of controll. Not enough disipline. It did not prepare me for college.

  • (10 years ago)

    Needs improvement. Some teachers show that they care about the students others dont. They need to ask the student more about their opinion and start taking them instead of overlooking them.

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

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