Cambridge Public School District

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

Cambridge Public Schools
Location
159 Thorndike Street,
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

United States
District information
TypePublic
GradesK-12
SuperintendentKenneth Salim[1]
Schools17
Budget$201,512,889 total
$28,077 per pupil
(2016)[2]
Students and staff
Students6,539[3]
Teachers608[4]
Student-teacher ratio10.5 to 1[4]
Other information
WebsiteCambridge Public Schools

History

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.

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]

Schools

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

K-8 schools

Upper schools

Elementary schools

  • 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

References

  1. ^ http://www.cpsd.us/departments/office_of_the_superintendent
  2. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/ppx.aspx
  3. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/student.aspx?orgcode=00490000&orgtypecode=5&
  4. ^ a b http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/teacher.aspx?orgcode=00490000&orgtypecode=5&
  5. ^ "Contact CPS Staff Archived 2013-05-08 at the Wayback Machine." Cambridge Public School District. Retrieved on June 2, 2013. "CPS Administrative Offices 159 Thorndike Street Cambridge, Massachusetts 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 Archived 2013-06-26 at the Wayback Machine." Cambridge Public School District. p. 3. Retrieved on June 2, 2013.
  9. ^ "Schools at a Glance 2012-2013 Archived 2013-06-26 at the Wayback Machine." Cambridge Public School District. p. 4. Retrieved on June 2, 2013.

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Amigos School

The Amigos School or La Escuela Amigos School, is a dual-language immersion bilingual Kindergarten to eighth (k-8) school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The Spanish-immersion program began in 1986 at the Maynard School and became an autonomous school within the Cambridge Public School District in 2001.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge ( KAYM-brij) is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Situated directly north of Boston, across the Charles River, it was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders.Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Hult Business School are in Cambridge, as was Radcliffe College, a college for women until it merged with Harvard on October 1, 1999.

According to the 2010 Census, the city's population was 105,162. As of July 2014, it was the fifth most populous city in the state, behind Boston, Worcester, Springfield, and Lowell. Cambridge was one of two seats of Middlesex County until the county government was abolished in Massachusetts in 1997.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, also known as CRLS or "Rindge," is a public high school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It is a part of the Cambridge Public School District. In 1977, two separate schools, the Rindge Technical School and Cambridge High and Latin School, merged to form the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

The school is divided into 'Learning Communities.' The Learning Communities are called C, R, L, and S. Until June 2000, the subdivisions were called Houses: Pilot, Fundamental, House A, Academy, Leadership, and the Rindge School of Technical Arts or RSTA. In 1990, RSTA became a "house" within the main CRLS school. The "Houses" then became "Learning Communities" C, R, L, and S.

The High School Extension Program, at the site of the old Longfellow School, just down Broadway, offers a nontraditional approach to the high school learning process, handling only 60–100 students at a time. In 2009 and 2010, the building became a temporary freshman academy to accommodate renovations.

CRLS is noted for its diversity.Beginning in 2003, the City of Cambridge mobilized an ambitious plan to renovate the high school. The project was claimed to be "the first major renovation and refurbishing of the 35-year-old [sic] high school building." The project continued to be pushed back, due to state funding issues and other obstructions along the way. In 2006, the state announced a return in funding, and by the Spring 2007 the School Committee started looking at wider ranging renovations for the building. The renovations were undertaken in 2009-2011.

CitySprouts

CitySprouts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that partners with public school teachers and other school staff to develop school gardens in public school communities in Boston and Cambridge.

Murder of Jane Britton

At 12:30 a.m. on January 7, 1969, Jane Britton (born May 17, 1945), a graduate student in Near Eastern archaeology at Harvard University, left a neighbor's apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, to return to her own. The next day, after she had failed to answer her phone and missed an important exam, her boyfriend went to the apartment and found her dead. The cause of death was found to be blunt force trauma from a blow to the head; she had been raped as well.The crime attracted national media attention, as Britton's father was an administrator at Radcliffe College, and several factors led to a presumption that Britton's killer had been an acquaintance, perhaps a fellow student or faculty member of Harvard's anthropology department. Her body had been sprinkled with red ochre powder, used in ancient Persian funerals. No valuables had been taken from the apartment, nor had any of her neighbors heard any screams or other unusual noises (although later some were reported).

Investigators were unable to find any likely suspects among the anthropology department. Albert DeSalvo reportedly confessed to raping and murdering another woman who had lived in the same building in 1963, following his arrest as the Boston Strangler several years earlier, but doubts remained as to whether he had committed all the murders linked to the case. Some also considered that there might have been a second Boston Strangler, leading to speculation that, if there was, he might have killed Britton as well. The case went cold but continued to fascinate the media and true crime enthusiasts on the Internet, some of whom brought lawsuits to have records made public from the investigation in the hope of resolving the case.

Cambridge police and the Middlesex County district attorney's office announced in November 2018, two months before the crime's 50th anniversary, that they had identified a suspect in the case through DNA: Michael Sumpter, who had died in 2001 after being paroled into hospice care from a prison sentence that he was serving for a 1975 rape. It is the oldest cold case that Middlesex County law enforcement has ever solved. The DNA evidence has also linked Sumpter to several other unsolved rapes and murders in the Boston area.

Say Yes to Education

Say Yes to Education, Inc. (Say Yes) is a U.S. non-profit organization that seeks to improve inner-city education. The main focus of Say Yes is to increase high school and college graduation rates by offering a range of support services to at-risk, economically disadvantaged youths and families, and by pledging full scholarships for a college or vocational education to children living in poverty.Say Yes is organized around local chapters and operates in the northeastern U.S. The organization also partners with other groups to provide services to disadvantaged students and their families.

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