Paul Cuffee Students Try their Hand at Coding

Three hundred students at Paul Cuffee School celebrated Computer Science Education Week by participating in the “Hour of Code”, which is an opportunity for every student to try computer science for one hour.

Led by Sarah Rich, second grade teacher, the initiative engaged students in grades 2 through 11, as well as the Middle School After School Club.

Second graders “coded” a computer game, gingerly moving a snowman into his fort all the while evading the “abominable snowman.” The STEM Lab and Lib-Tech pulsed with energy as students solved more advanced coding challenges.

With coding being an integral part of everything we interact with today and computer programming jobs growing exponentially, Paul Cuffee students have gained new skills and a competitive advantage for the future.



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%
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