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Commerce Cares

To contribute to a happy new school year for their Paul Cuffee Elementary School neighbors, a group of RI Commerce employees that focus on giving back to the community collected two...

You Made it Happen!

Thanks to your donations, every Paul Cuffee student got to take their learning outdoors this spring. Our Lower School children enjoyed plein air art classes and other field trips, as...

Congratulations Class of 2022

The Paul Cuffee School Class of 2022 celebrated their hard work and accomplishments at Waterfire Center for the Arts on June 8th with an enthusiastic audience of more than...

Mentors at Cuffee

To provide helpful advice for success in school, Paul Cuffee Upper School students, who are members of the Mentors at Cuffee (MAC) after school program, designed and facilitated a morning...

U.S. News + World Report Ranks PCS Among Top Ten High Schools in RI!

According to data collected on six performance measures from 24,000 public high schools in America, U.S. News ranked Paul Cuffee High School number 8 in Rhode Island based upon enrollment,...

Senior Teach Day is Back!

The goal for Senior Teach Day is to expose Paul Cuffee Upper School students to the field of education by immersing them in a teacher’s life for a day. In addition to providing our students...

Model Wooden Boat Building Brings Upper and Middle Schoolers Together

This spring, on Friday afternoons, Kirk Cusik, the Education Program and Waterfront Director from Herreshoff Marine Museum can be found teaching a group of Paul Cuffee Middle and Upper...

Joyful Readers!

Each year, our school librarian and teachers plan a host of special literacy-based activities for Reading Week. To encourage reading for pleasure as a lifetime pursuit, adults from the community...

It’s Honor Roll Time at the Middle School!

The Head of School’s List is reserved for those students who demonstrate exceptional Community Membership. To be named on the list, these students had to exceed expectations in at least...

The 5 B’s in Action

Be Reflective. Be Responsible. Be Scholarly. Be Supportive. Be Respectful. The 5 B's are a daily practice at Paul Cuffee Upper School. When observed in action, they invite responses of encouragement, acknowledgement, and praise!

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%