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Cambridge Public Schools District Plan

Action Plan Diagram

In July 2017, the Cambridge School Committee approved a three-year District Plan for the Cambridge Public Schools.

The plan reflects the perspectives of diverse stakeholders who contributed their insights through a far-reaching process led by Superintendent Salim and his team.

Read the approved planning framework

For the 2017-18 School Year, CPS has focused on several priority initiatives in support of our Strategic Objectives. Following are a few of the latest updates.

Equity and AccessEquity & Access: Provide equity and access to increase opportunity and achievement

Engaging LearningEngaging Learning: Provide engaging learning for students and staff to strengthen instruction for all types of learners

  • Creation of district Professional Learning Committee to provide educator voice in prioritizing and enhancing professional learning opportunities 
  • Exploration of innovative educational solutions via a design mindset at the Innovation and Design Lab

Whole ChildWhole Child as an Individual

PartnershipFamily & Community Partnerships

ImprovementImplementation & Progress Monitoring

  • Selection of District Plan Outcome Measures (pdf)
  • Elementary Program Review (pdf)
  • Development of a school climate survey, scheduled for May 2018
CPS Plan

Rigorous, Joyful, and Culturally Responsive Learning + Personalized Support Builds Postsecondary Success and Engaged Community Members


By implementing this plan for all students—providing the tailored instruction and supports each student needs to achieve academically and meet their individual goals—we will accomplish the following outcomes for all students and each student group:
  • Grade 3 reading: proficiency
  • Grade 8 math: proficiency and growth by student group
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors enrollment: proportionality
  • Percentage of teachers of color
  • School climate survey (TBD): students, staff, and family perceptions
  • Students’ meaningful connections with adults (Teen and Middle School Health surveys)
  • Chronic absenteeism