A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  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+
Address
159 Thorndike Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Telephone
(617) 349-6494
Website

Cambridge Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
283 responses
Average ACT
30
39 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,539
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,456
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$194,457,000
Expenses Per Student
$34,838/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    43%
  • Other
    3%

Cambridge Public Schools Reviews

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I studied at Cambridge Public Schools from pre-k to 12th grade and it was surely an experience like no other! I have had resources to help me through every step of the way along with the space for me to grow independently. The parents, students, teachers, and administration have a passion that is rare in individuals but which allows the city of Cambridge to run as efficiently as it does.
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I moved from the UK to Cambridge and then attended 1 year of middle school and then all 4 years of high school in the Cambridge public school system. During these 5 years I couldn't have asked for a better education and experience in general, Cambridge public schools are incredibly diverse and offer the best education and facilities I have ever been in, myself having attended several other schools in the past. The middle school prepared me for high school and the high school has most defiantly made me feel prepared and confident for my college transition to University of California- Santa Cruz.
Much less strict and formal, Cambridge Rindge & Latin High school raised me in a setting that invests opportunity. Much like collegiate institutes, we’re aided with guidance counselors who strategically advice and place student into classes that will set them up for success. Teachers of CPS will always be recognized for their commitment to working with their students until they have received the help needed. Little amounts of teachers do not speak with students. Cambridge is diverse; families from all over the world moving and place their kids into CPS. Breakthrough, Upward Bound, and many opportunities to participate in collegiate programs for adolescents is offered. CPS offers 100 clubs & 22 teams. CPS insinuated the best practice facilities for each and every sport located all around the city. CPS is rated the number 1 school lunch in Massachusetts. CPS offers an opportunity for students to have the best experience possible with expenditures that reach up to $25,000 per child.