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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School is a top rated, public school located in Cambridge, MA. It has 1,954 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
About Cambridge Rindge & Latin School...
Address
459 Broadway Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone
(617) 349-6632

Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
402 responses
Average ACT
29
54 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$89,145
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,880
National
$949
Median Home Value
$670,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • School assemblies, talent show, and spirit week.
    45%
  • Sports games
    25%
  • Dances
    14%
  • Fall musical theater production
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    2%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,954
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,456
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.1%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$34,838/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Reviews

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For a large public school, Cambridge Rindge and Latin is excellent. There are not many areas in which the school is lacking, except maybe the honors classes system. The absolute BEST part of the school is the lunch: gourmet, wide variety of options, huge portions and reasonable prices, it doesn't get much better than that! Overall I would give CRLS a 95/100.
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This school offers all students the opportunity to recieve an education that works at their own pace and allows for them to challenge themselves. It is very diverse with people from all over the world, which allows for us to try our best to respect eachothers differences and beliefs. This school assist students with resources to learn how create a resume and find jobs. CRLSalso creates resources for lower income families to recieve the educational resources and the financial assistance needed for their child to be successful during their high school experience. CRLS does not have a study hall which means students may rush to get homework done during classes. At times CRLS will pretend that racism does not exist and will shut down students who speak up about it.CRLS teacher faculty is primarily white and there are only 20% student teachers. The school only practices lock downs two times in one year and students never see actually prepared or take it seriously.
My experience at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) was overall very positive. I transferred to CRLS my sophomore year and was pleasantly overwhelmed by the number of students, classes, and the sheer size of the actual school buildings. The teachers are patient, kind, understanding, and welcoming. They are passionate about what they teach and sincerely want to see their students succeed. However, if you're new to CRLS or a transfer student (I transferred sophomore year) it can be daunting. Some programs aren't easily accessible if you don't know where to look or whom to ask. I didn't know carpentry, pottery, and an array of other interesting and fun courses were offered until my senior year, so definitely try to seek out opportunities and get to know what CRLS offers once you're there!

Also, high school can be hard and stressful at times, so try to treat yourself every now and then. You deserve it!