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87%
  • Cambridge Rindge And Latin
  • 459 Broadway Ave, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,836
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
82%
  • Community Charter School Of Cambridge
  • 245 Bent Street, Cambridge
  • Community Charter School of Cambridge (District)
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 398
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
80%
  • Amigos School
  • 15 Upton Street, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 360
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
80%
  • Peabody
  • 70 Rindge Avenue, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 320
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
80%
  • John M Tobin
  • 197 Vassal Lane, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 292
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
72%
  • Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School
  • 21 Notre Dame Avenue, Cambridge
  • Benjamin Banneker Charter Public (District)
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 347
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
68%
  • Rindge Avenue Upper School
  • 70 Rindge Avenue, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 263
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
67%
  • Haggerty
  • 110 Cushing Street, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 269
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
67%
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 359 Broadway Avenue, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 268
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 9:1
67%
  • Maria L. Baldwin
  • 28 Sacramento Street, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 343
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
66%
  • Vassal Lane Upper School
  • 197 Vassal Lane, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 286
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 9:1
62%
  • Graham And Parks
  • 44 Linnaean Street, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 392
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
60%
  • Cambridgeport
  • 89 Elm Street, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 286
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
60%
  • King Open
  • 850 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 316
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
58%
  • Cambridge Street Upper School
  • 850 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 259
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 9:1
57%
  • Fletcher/maynard Academy
  • 225 Windsor Street, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 263
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
55%
  • Morse
  • 40 Granite Street, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 302
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
53%
  • Putnam Avenue Upper School
  • 158 Spring Street, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 226
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 9:1
52%
  • Kennedy-longfellow
  • 158 Spring Street, Cambridge
  • Cambridge
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 258
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
52%
  • Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
  • 50 Essex Street, Cambridge
  • Prospect Hill Academy Charter (District)
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 1,149
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
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Cambridge school information

IndexCambridgeMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores66%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio10:114:116:1
Total public schools171,16779,221
Total private schools1350824,874
Total post-secondary schools141937,963
The Cambridge, MA educational system consists of 17 public schools, 13 private schools and 14 post-secondary schools. Cambridge public schools have average test scores of 66% which is 3% higher than than the Massachusetts average and 34% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Cambridge public schools is 10:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 93.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.7% have completed high school, 74.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 19.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Cambridge

IndexCambridgeMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade93.4%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school92.7%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college84.8%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree77.2%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors74.9%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters46.2%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree19.7%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate12.7%2.6%1.3%

Cambridge, MA School Districts

Cambridge School District

There are a total of 17 public schools, 13 private schools and 14 post-secondary schools in Cambridge. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Cambridge, MA schools is 66%. The average student to teacher ratio is 10:1. In Cambridge, MA, an average of 93.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 92.7% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Cambridge schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Cambridge, MA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lynnfield, MA12,48989%80%
Dover, MA2,45389%80%
Belmont, MA25,55588%79%
Winchester, MA22,49188%78%
Lexington, MA32,93688%78%
Cambridge, MA108,75766%34%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Antioch, CA108,67525%50%
Murrieta, CA108,58350%1%
Temecula, CA108,96554%10%
High Point, NC108,98236%27%
San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA109,06747%5%
Cambridge, MA108,75766%34%
Source: The Cambridge, MA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.
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