Paul Cuffee Upper School Student Speaks at Rhode Island Kids Count Annual Breakfast

Ivy Barclay ’14 speaks to the role of public education in preparing citizens of the future.

Before more than 500 community members that included legislators, community leaders, and policymakers from education, health, and human services, Ivy Barclay ’14 delivered a powerful keynote address articulating the idea that she and her fellow students deserve an excellent public education system, because she needs to be prepared for the challenges facing her generation.

Ivy was chosen through her work with Young Voices, a Rhode Island-based non-profit organization that transforms urban youth into powerful advocates who partner with our State’s major leaders to create systemic reform and policy change that will improve the lives of thousands of youth across the state.


Average Class Size: 20
Current Enrollment: 820
Students of Color: 96%
Female Students: 51%
Male Students: 49%
Free/Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility: 82%
Multi-Language Learners: 19%
Students Receiving Special Education Services: 13%
Total Employees: 168
BIPOC: 45%
Female Employees: 75%
Male Employees: 25%