Paul Cuffee Middle School

30 Barton Street
Providence, RI 02909
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Paul Cuffee Middle School serves 190 students in grades 6-8.
Paul Cuffee Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Rhode Island for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 23%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 190 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in RI
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), RI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Paul Cuffee Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Rhode Island for:

School Overview

Paul Cuffee Middle School's student population of 190 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
190 students
This chart display total students of Paul Cuffee Middle School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Paul Cuffee Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Paul Cuffee Middle School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Paul Cuffee Middle School by grade.

School Rankings

Paul Cuffee Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 288 schools in Rhode Island (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Paul Cuffee Middle School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (RI)
Overall Testing Rank
#257 out of 288 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Paul Cuffee Middle School, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
23%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Paul Cuffee Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Paul Cuffee Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Paul Cuffee Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Paul Cuffee Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Asian
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Paul Cuffee Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
66%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Paul Cuffee Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
21%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Paul Cuffee Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
7%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Paul Cuffee Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Paul Cuffee Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Paul Cuffee Middle School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in RI.
Diversity Score
0.52
This chart display the diversity score of Paul Cuffee Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Paul Cuffee Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Paul Cuffee Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), RI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Paul Cuffee Middle School's ranking?
Paul Cuffee Middle School is ranked #257 out of 288 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Rhode Island.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 23% RI state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% RI state average).
How many students attend Paul Cuffee Middle School?
190 students attend Paul Cuffee Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Paul Cuffee Middle School students are Hispanic, 21% of students are Black, 7% of students are White, 3% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Paul Cuffee Middle School?
Paul Cuffee Middle School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 13:1.
What grades does Paul Cuffee Middle School offer ?
Paul Cuffee Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Paul Cuffee Middle School part of?
Paul Cuffee Middle School is part of Paul Cuffee Charter Sch School District.

School Reviews

Review Paul Cuffee Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Are Public Schools Protecting the Environment?
Are Public Schools Protecting the Environment?
Learn about how public schools are making their campuses greener through technology investments, policy changes, and eco-friendly student education.
Should My Child Enroll in Honors Or General Courses?
Should My Child Enroll in Honors Or General Courses?
Honors or general courses? Find out which type is best for your child's learning environment and GPA.
Public Schools in a Minute
Public Schools in a Minute
Explore the diverse world of public schools in a minute! Our brief overview provides a snapshot of the educational landscape, school districts, curriculum, and more. Get a quick glance at the big picture of K-12 education.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 190 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), RI Dept. of Education

Related School Videos

Quick Links