Johnston Community Information


The Clemence Irons house is located in Johnston, featuring a stone-ender museum that is more than 300 years old.

The Johnston populace is offered easy shopping opportunities at the local Westgate Shopping Center, Town Hall Center and Lexington Building Shopping Centers. Additionally, residents of all ages can enjoy the parks in the city that include Johnston Memorial Park, Woodlake Park, Woonasquatucket Park and Dyerville State Park. The Recreation Department also organizes a variety of events and community programs year-round.

Nearby Providence's signature event is WaterFire, an award-winning fire sculpture installation on the three rivers in downtown Providence. Residents can also visit Fort Adams State park, Providence Children's Museum, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Smith-Appleby House Museum, Lincoln Woods State Park and Snake Den State park.


Served by the Johnston Public School System, Johnston has four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Elementary schools include Winsor Hill, Thornton, Brown Avenue, Sarah Dyer Barnes and Johnston, serving grades 15. Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School serves grades 6-8 and Johnston Senior High School serves grades 9 2. Johnston Senior High School is a Rhode Island Department of Education Regents' Commended School. Private schools in the area include St. Rocco School and Trinity Christian Academy.

Higher education is provided by Rhode Island College, Providence College, Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, Bryant University and Community College of Rhode Island, to name a few.


The local economy in Johnston and nearby Providence includes major industries such as construction, public administration, retail, medical, manufacturing, finance and insurance. The insurance company FM Global is based in Johnston.

Nearby Providence is a major financial center for New England with an economy based on manufacturing and healthcare. Major employers in Providence include Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Bank of America, Women & Infants Hospital, Citizens Bank and Verizon.

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