The Harry Kizirian School is an urban public elementary school in Providence, RI, with a population of 600+ mostly Latino students. About 20% of the population is ESL. The median income of the neighborhood around the school is $24,000, but only about half the student population is from the immediate area.
The school library is large and includes a computer lab. The book collection was well maintained in the 1990s, but fell into disrepair during the early 2000s, when the library was inconsistently staffed by a professional librarian. The annual library budget has been $1,000 since 2003.