Warwick is a city in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. It is the second largest city in the state, with a population of 82,672 at the 2010 census. Its mayor has been Scott Avedisian since 2000. Founded by Samuel Gorton in 1642, it has witnessed major events in American history. The City of Warwick (and T.F. Green Airport) is located approximately 12 miles (19 km) south of downtown Providence, and 63 miles (101 km) southwest of Boston, Massachusetts, and 171 miles (275 km) northeast of New York City.
Warwick was decimated during King Philip’s War (1675–76) and was the site of the Gaspée Affair, a significant prelude to the American Revolution. It is also the home of revolutionary war general Nathanael Greene, George Washington’s second-in-command, and the Civil War hero of the battle of Gettysburg, General George S. Greene. It is home to Rhode Island’s main airport, T. F. Green Airport, which serves the greater Providence area and also functions as a reliever for Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. It is also the home of the 43rd Military Police Brigade of the Rhode Island Army National Guard.
Local public schools are operated by Warwick Public Schools. Toll Gate High School, Warwick Veterans Memorial High School, and Pilgrim High School are the three comprehensive public high schools located in Warwick. The three public middle schools are Winman Junior High School, Aldrich Junior High School, and Gorton Junior High School. Warwick Public Schools are headed by superintendent, Richard D’Agostino.