Office of the Superintendent

Welcome to the Tiverton School Department.  
The Tiverton School Department has a total school population of 1852 students who are supported by a professional staff of 182 teachers and 86 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 received its accreditation in 2014. The Tiverton School Department is committed to standards-based instruction and performance in a K-12 continuum. High academic and behavioral expectations for student performance are supported by a rigorous curriculum that is aligned to both state and national standards. Administrators and teachers are continually striving to build and improve our learning community by increasing parent, student, and community participation in an effort to sustain 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 2016, Ft. Barton Elementary School was recognized by the RI Department of Education for increased student achievement on the PARCC assessments. Ft. Barton was identified as a “Commended School” which is the highest rating a school can receive and was one of only two schools in the state who have received this ranking four years in a row. I am very pleased and grateful for all of 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 the community. A new website will be ready prior to the start of the school year. At the middle school and high school, ASPEN Parent Portal a web-based program provides parents an opportunity to track their child’s progress in real time. Building principals will also use School Messenger as another conduit to send pertinent school information directly to parent’s homes and also to their personal communication devices. With improved communication between home and school 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 attain not only in school but also later in life. I hope that everyone takes the opportunity to view our website in its entirety. You will find valuable information about each of the five schools and hopefully gain an understanding as to why our employees are 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
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