Cambridge School District

135 Berkshire St
Cambridge, MA 02141
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Cambridge School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 6,612 students in Cambridge School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in Cambridge School District have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
17 Schools
1,847 Schools
# Students
6,612 Students
911,529 Students
# Teachers
755 Teachers
76,212 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
9:1

District Rank

Cambridge School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 395 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 90% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (MA)
#124 out of 397 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Cambridge  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
49%
41%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cambridge  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
55%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cambridge  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
48%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Cambridge  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of MA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
92%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Cambridge  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.75
0.63
# American Indian Students
11 Students
2,055 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
841 Students
65,787 Students
% Asian Students
13%
7%
# Hispanic Students
931 Students
210,601 Students
% Hispanic Students
14%
23%
# Black Students
1,534 Students
84,956 Students
% Black Students
23%
10%
# White Students
2,590 Students
507,258 Students
% White Students
39%
56%
# Hawaiian Students
6 Students
788 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
682 Students
39,090 Students
% of Two or more races Students
11%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
455
27,714
# Students in K Grade:
546
62,374
# Students in 1st Grade:
567
62,602
# Students in 2nd Grade:
494
64,073
# Students in 3rd Grade:
512
65,481
# Students in 4th Grade:
508
65,789
# Students in 5th Grade:
462
66,972
# Students in 6th Grade:
388
67,110
# Students in 7th Grade:
411
69,038
# Students in 8th Grade:
402
71,463
# Students in 9th Grade:
498
75,727
# Students in 10th Grade:
426
71,088
# Students in 11th Grade:
452
69,758
# Students in 12th Grade:
469
70,661
# Ungraded Students:
22
1,679

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $45,578 is higher than the state median of $23,971. The school district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $45,916 is higher than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$301 MM
$21,850 MM
This chart display total revenue of Cambridge  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$304 MM
$22,544 MM
This chart display total spending of Cambridge  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$45,578
$23,971
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Cambridge  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$45,916
$24,732
This chart display average spending per public school student in Cambridge  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Cambridge School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Maria L. Baldwin
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
85 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-6525
Grades: PK-5
| 354 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Martin Luther King Jr.
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
102 Putnam Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-6562
Grades: PK-5
| 323 students
Rank: #33.
John M Tobin
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
197 Vassal Lane
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-6600
Grades: PK-5
| 321 students
Rank: #44.
Cambridge Rindge And Latin
(Math: 59% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
459 Broadway Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-6630
Grades: 9-12
| 1,867 students
Rank: #55.
Amigos School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15 Upton Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-6567
Grades: PK-8
| 408 students
Rank: #66.
Peabody
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
70 Rindge Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 349-6530
Grades: PK-5
| 319 students
Rank: #77.
Rindge Avenue Upper School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
70 Rindge Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 349-4060
Grades: 6-8
| 262 students
Rank: #88.
Graham And Parks
Alternative School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
44 Linnaean Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-6577
Grades: PK-5
| 347 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Cambridgeport
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
89 Elm Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-6587
Grades: PK-5
| 252 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Haggerty
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
110 Cushing Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-6555
Grades: PK-5
| 236 students
Rank: #1111.
Morse
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
40 Granite Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-6575
Grades: PK-5
| 286 students
Rank: #1212.
Vassal Lane Upper School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
197 Vassal Lane
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-6550
Grades: 6-8
| 290 students
Rank: #1313.
Putnam Avenue Upper School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Putnam Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-7780
Grades: 6-8
| 262 students
Rank: #1414.
Cambridge Street Upper School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
840 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 349-3050
Grades: 6-8
| 279 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Fletcher/maynard Academy
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
225 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-6588
Grades: PK-5
| 248 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
King Open
Alternative School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
850 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-6540
Grades: PK-5
| 355 students
Rank: #1717.
Kennedy-longfellow
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
158 Spring Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 349-6841
Grades: PK-5
| 203 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Cambridge School District?
Cambridge School District manages 17 public schools serving 6,612 students.
What is the rank of Cambridge School District?
Cambridge School District is ranked #113 out of 395 school districts in Massachusetts (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Massachusetts school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%), Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Cambridge School District?
39% of Cambridge School District students are White, 23% of students are Black, 14% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Asian, and 11% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Cambridge School District?
Cambridge School District has a student/teacher ratio of 9:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What is Cambridge School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $45,916 is higher than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 17 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 6,612 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • : 92% (Top 50% in MA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 55% (Top 30%)
  • : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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