Is There a Doctor in the House?

There sure is. PCS 5th grade teacher, Darline Berrios defended her doctoral dissertation on Educational Leadership at Johnson & Wales University on March 23, 2016, thus successfully fulfilling all of her requirements for her Ed.D. Dr. Berrios has taught at Paul Cuffee since 2003. Her doctoral journey was dedicated to her parents, Jose and Gloria Berrios.

Dr. Berrios gratefully acknowledged, “My favorite part of the experience was the love and support of family, colleagues, friends, and students. Each word of encouragement, each smile, and each hug kept me motivated on the journey!”

Paul Cuffee School warmly congratulates her on this significant academic achievement.


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%