Welcome to Johnston Public Schools!

Congratulations to Thornton Elementary School!!!

Congratulations to Principal Louise Denham and the faculty and staff at Thornton Elementary School. As you know, Thornton is a full Title 1 school having 70% of their students classified as low income. Thornton is being recognized as the only public district school in the state that had their 4th grade students exceed the state averages in math and reading on the 2015 PARCC exam! The only other school to accomplish this is the Blackstone Valley Prep School which is a charter school.
 The dedication by the leadership, faculty and staff at Thornton is truly remarkable. All of their work is focused on what is best for children and how to help them achieve. I have had the opportunity to listen in on their end of the year data meetings and recommendations for innovative instruction. The staff approach the task of teaching as a solid team who support each other, share ideas and use data in a meaningful way. They have worked hard at involving parents and the community in their work. Please go to www.ri-can.org to read about the great work happening at Thornton. The Commissioner will be visiting there in May to discuss the school’s success.
 Thank you Thornton Elementary for your hard work and dedication to our students.
Dr. Bernie DiLullo
Superintendent - Johnston Public Schools 


I am pleased to let you know that the Brown Avenue School has been recognized as one of 17 schools in the state that achieved the status of “Commended” by the Rhode Island Department of Education. The honor is in recognition of overall student achievement and the achievement in closing gaps for special populations. Congratulations to Ms. Dlugon and the Brown Avenue faculty and staff.

Dr. Bernard DiLullo, Jr.


Substitute Teaching and Substitute Staffing

We have partnered with Source4Teachers to manage our substitute program. If you are interested in working as a substitute for our district, please visit the Source4Teachers website to apply or call 877.983.2244 for more information.

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