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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Cambridge Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Cambridge, MA. It has 6,741 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
159 Thorndike Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Telephone
(617) 349-6494
Website

Cambridge Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1200
359 responses
Average ACT
29
47 responses
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,741
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,456
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.3%

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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CPSD has a great education system overall. The opportunities they offer each student is to make them all succeed and challenge them to achieve their goals. They have amazing support if needed such as ESL classes, IEP, Counselling and therapy. As a previous student and graduate of the CPSD system, I'd say theirs a lot of problems with the staff they hire at the high school. A lot of them receive tenure, therefore they believe and they can get a way with a lot of racist and sexist actions. Not only that but some of the staff they hire also don't do much of their job leaving some students that need additional aid with slim to none. If you are thinking about enrolling your child into CPSD I'd say do it. Just be sure that you know absolutely everything that is going on, be involved.
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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.
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.