PROFICIENCY 53% 18% lower than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #16 of 17 in Cambridge
  • Ranked #18 of 20 in Cambridge
  • Ranked #1235 of 1862 in Massachusetts
Proficiency Averages
66%Cambridge
62%Cambridge
64%Massachusetts

Putnam Avenue Upper School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Cambridge" in Cambridge, MA. There are a total of 226 students and 28 teachers at Putnam Avenue Upper School, for a student to teacher ratio of 9 to 1. There are a total of 134 free lunch students and 13 reduced lunch students.

Putnam Avenue Upper School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 52.5%, which is 18% lower than the Massachusetts average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students226
Teachers27.87
Student/Teacher ratio9:1
Free lunch134
Reduced lunch13

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Putnam Avenue Upper School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All44%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
650-54%
730-34%
850-54%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All61%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
650-54%
755-59%
875-79%
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Putnam Avenue Upper School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictMassachusettsNational
Caucasian 28.3% 37.9% 65.0% 51.1%
African American 39.3% 28.6% 8.7% 15.9%
Asian 12.6% 12.2% 6.2% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 15.0% 13.8% 16.5% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.8% 0.7% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.0% 6.4% 3.3% 3.1%

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SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Kennedy-longfellow52%0.0Cambridge, MA
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Cambridge Street Upper School58%0.3Cambridge, MA
King Open60%0.3Cambridge, MA
Fletcher/maynard Academy57%0.5Cambridge, MA
Cambridgeport60%0.6Cambridge, MA
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School52%0.7Cambridge, MA
Martin Luther King Jr.67%0.9Cambridge, MA
Albert F. Argenziano School At Lincoln Park54%0.9Somerville, MA
Clarence R Edwards Middle School39%1.2Boston, MA
E Somerville Community42%1.2Somerville, MA
Amigos School80%1.2Cambridge, MA

Cambridge demographics profile

StatisticCambridgeMassachusettsNational
Population108,7576,742,143318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)17,01463091
Median age30.539.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)35%53%55%
Speak English68%77%79%
Speak Spanish7%9%13%

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%
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Source: The Putnam Avenue Upper School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.