Welcome to the Pawtucket School Department. We are committed to providing a high quality education and acknowledge the many accomplishments of both our students and our highly qualified staff. The vision of the Pawtucket School Department is to continuously improve educational excellence and global citizenship for all of our students grounded in compassion, collaboration, and courage. Our mission is to provide high quality, engaging, and rigorous academic opportunities by fostering culturally competent and equitable learning environments for all students and families within our community.

We recognize and celebrate the rich cultural diversity in our community and believe that strong schools are the foundation for a strong community. We believe that parent and family engagement as well as community partnerships are critical to the success of our students and our schools. We welcome and encourage your involvement in your child’s education and school as valued voices in our work together. It is your continued support that is essential as we seek to increase the momentum needed for change and educational advancement for all children.

We look forward to continuing to make great strides in a well-rounded education for our students. Together, we can make a difference to ensure a bright future for all of our students.


Dr. Cheryl McWilliams
Superintendent of Schools