Cambridge Public School District

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Cambridge Public Schools
159 Thorndike Street,
Cambridge, MA 02141

United States
District information
Type Public
Grades K-12
Superintendent Jeffrey Young[1]
Schools 17
Budget $185,893,281 total
$27,474 per pupil[2]
Students and staff
Students 6,539[3]
Teachers 608[4]
Student-teacher ratio 10.5 to 1[4]
Other information
Website Cambridge Public Schools

The Cambridge Public School District or Cambridge Public Schools is a school district headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts in Greater Boston.[5]


In 2003, the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS), also known as Rindge School, came close to losing its educational accreditation when it was placed on probation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.[6] The school has improved under Principal Chris Saheed, graduation rates hover around 98%, and 70% of students gain college admission.[citation needed]

In 2006 James Conry, the district's chief financial officer, said that the district had a projected $4.9 million surplus due to a high state reimbursement from the Circuit Breaker program.[7]


The district, as of 2012-2013, has twelve elementary schools, with ten schools with grade levels JK-5, one English-Spanish dual immersion school with grades JK-8, and a Montessori school serving age 3 to grade 5.[8] As of that year it has four upper schools and one full high school program.[9]

High schools[edit]

K-8 schools[edit]

Upper schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Baldwin
  • Cambridgeport
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Fletcher-Maynard Academy
  • Graham & Parks Alternative Public School
  • Haggerty
  • Kennedy-Longfellow School
  • King Open
  • Morse School
  • Peabody
  • Tobin Montessori


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  5. ^ "Contact CPS Staff." Cambridge Public School District. Retrieved on June 2, 2013. "CPS Administrative Offices 159 Thorndike Street Cambridge, MA 02141"
  6. ^ "School Fights Achievement Gap". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved May 14, 2009. 
  7. ^ O'Leary, Janice. "SCHOOLS HAVE ANOTHER SURPLUS ; BUDGET IN BLACK BY $4.9M; LAST YEAR IT WAS $6M." Boston Globe. March 26, 2006. City Weekly p. 8. Retrieved on June 2, 2013.
  8. ^ "Schools at a Glance 2012-2013." Cambridge Public School District. p. 3. Retrieved on June 2, 2013.
  9. ^ "Schools at a Glance 2012-2013." Cambridge Public School District. p. 4. Retrieved on June 2, 2013.

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