Paul Cuffee School at a Glance


Who We Are: A public charter school with a maritime theme for Providence children

Grades: K-12

Admissions: Students chosen from applicant pool by lottery in March each year

Year Founded: 2001

Current Enrollment: 823

Student Demographics:

69% Latino
19% African-American
4% Caucasian
4% Multi-racial
3% Asian/Pacific Islander
1% Native American

Dress Code: School uniform

Faculty: 162

Average Class Size: 20 (LS), 21 (MS), 20 (US)

Upper School Sports: Boys soccer, girls soccer, basketball (boys and girls), baseball, softball, outdoor track and field

Middle School Sports: Soccer (co-ed), basketball (boys and girls), baseball (co-ed), outdoor track and field

Activities: After-School Club, sailing, debate, science, chess, newspaper, art club, Shakespeare Club, drama, Student Senate, yearbook, yoga, photography, community service, others


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%