Slocum, Rhode Island is a small village located in the town of North Kingstown. It is located in the south-central part of the state. The very rural territory is characterized by many open fields and quintessential New England farms.
Construction, education, healthcare, and sales are all common occupations for the residents. Commute times vary. However most people travel 25 minutes or more to work every day.
Educational opportunities abound in area. Slocum is part of the North Kingstown School Department. The North Kingstown area is home to six elementary schools. Each school educates between 179-483 students. There are also two middle schools, each enrolling around 480-580 students. In addition, there are three private schools in North Kingstown, including a Montessori school, and a Christian academy.
North Kingstown Senior High School enrolls nearly 1600 children in grades 9-12. The school has twice been named as one of the top high schools in America by US News and World Report. It also boasts the largest athletic program of any Rhode Island high school. The school also prides itself in its award-winning music and fine arts programs.
The University of Rhode Island is just ten minutes by car from Slocum. This makes for an easy commute for many students. The university offers degrees in 79 undergraduate and 49 graduate areas of study. It enrolls around 16,000 students.
Whether its the award-winning schools, quintessential colonial feel, or the beautiful open spaces, Slocum has much to offer.