Lower School Grading

Students in grades K-5 are evaluated throughout the year on their progress toward individual standards, both state and school-specific. There are three marking periods (trimesters) each year. Students receive a report card at the end of each trimester and a less formal progress report at the midpoint of each trimester. Final report cards demonstrate students’ performance on grade-level standards and include extensive narrative comments from each teacher. The standards-based report card includes the following grading scale:

S – Secure
D – Developing
B – Beginning
N – Not Yet
N/A – Not applicable (not introduced at this time)

PCS BY THE NUMBERS

Average class size: 18
Current enrollment: 774
Annual enrollment growth since 2001: 37%
Faculty with advanced degrees: 67%

What I like the most about Paul Cuffee School is the teachers that teach here and our principals.

Dignora Espinal, 5th grade