Cambridge Street Upper School

  • Cambridge Street Upper School serves 248 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Cambridge Street Upper School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Cambridge Street Upper School's student population of 248 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students248 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cambridge Street Upper School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Cambridge Street Upper School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#1150 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
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Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
22%
20%
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Black
28%
9%
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White
34%
60%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score0.750.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCambridge School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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