Pawtucket School Department

Rhode Island provides $50 million to help pay for new Pawtucket high school

Jan. 26, 2024
The $330 million campus will replace 2 existing schools and be built on the site of a former baseball stadium.

The state of Rhode Island has allocated $50 million to Pawtucket to help pay for construction of a $330 million high school.

The Rhode Island Department of Education says the school will be built on the site of a former minor league baseball stadium.

“I’m thrilled to join state, city and school officials to celebrate Pawtucket’s new high school, which is the largest school project and one of the largest state projects in Rhode Island history,” said Governor Dan McKee. 

The new school will replace two existing campuses, Shea and Tolman high schools, each of which is more than 90 years old.

Pawtucket voters approved a bond proposal last year to provide funds for the new school.

The new high school is scheduled to be complete in September 2028. It will house about 2,200 students, The campus will also house high-demand career and technical education programs. 

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