Cambridge Public Schools Ranked High For Dreamschool Project

Cambridge Public Schools Ranked High For Dreamschool Project

The Boston Globe has developed an online tool to recommend Massachusetts "Dream Schools" based on a parent's educational priorities, and many of Cambridge's schools made the top of the list according to the Dreamschool Project as reported by in October of 2013. Categories of excellence are ranked separately, and then combined into an overall score, leading to ranked lists of the top 200 schools in each category and overall.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school was ranked 3rd in the state overall, based on high scores in the categories of Mathematics growth, English Language Arts Growth, School Climate, College Readiness, and School Resources.

Many CPS elementary schools also scored among the best in the state, based on the following four criteria: MCAS Math growth, MCAS English growth, school resources, and diversity. Out of the top 15 elementary schools in Massachusetts, Cambridge public schools were highly ranked in all of the rating categories. 

Here are the rankings for the CPS schools that made it into the top 15 Overall:

School Ranking
Graham & Parks School 1
Cambridgeport School 2
Morse School 3
Tobin Montessori School 4
Amigos School 6
Baldwin School 9
Haggerty School 11
Fletcher Maynard Academy 14

All of CPS's elementary schools and the high school ranked in the top 15 in the category of Resources. All of our schools were also ranked in the top 200 statewide in the category of Diversity, with three schools making it into the Top 20:

School Ranking
Kennedy-Longfellow School
Tobin Montessori School 14
Morse School 18

Finally, three schools were ranked in the top 200 for MCAS Growth in either English Language Arts (ELA), Math, or both, as follows:

School Ranking
Graham & Parks School
37 - Math, 38 - ELA
Cambridgeport School
138 - Math
Morse School
146 - Math

To learn more about the rankings and the individual scores for each category, please visit or read about the methodology here.