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  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
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  9. Food
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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 7,052 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Cambridge Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
502 responses
Average ACT
29
82 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,052
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,291
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$34,537/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$90,667
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,168
National
$949
Median Home Value
$707,982
National
$184,700

Cambridge Public Schools Reviews

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Cambridge public schools lack the academic guidance every student needs to be utterly successful. Throughout my years of attending Cambridge public schools I had an advantage because of my knowledge and academic excellence. But it should not just stop there I have to move forward and that requires excessive guidance that the public schools do not provide. I need to know how to academically prepare myself for the next level of what another opportunity has to offer. Preparation is key; having a foundation to work with and build off of can go a long way.
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I am very fortunate to have been able to attend Cambridge Public schools. The diversity allowed me to be surrounded by people very similar and very different from me. There was however a lot of racism, sexism, classism and ignorance. I hope they can hire more teachers of color in the future.
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.