Attendance Matters

Daily attendance plays a vital role in your child’s educational journey. Attending school regularly is required by Massachusetts law and a critical aspect of academic success and social, emotional, and personal development.

Evidence-based research clearly demonstrates that teacher effectiveness is the strongest school-related indicator of student success, however, chronic absenteeism reduces even the best teacher’s ability to positively impact student growth and achievement. Being chronically absent can have a significant impact on a student's ability to read at grade level, perform academically, and graduate on time.

https://www.cpsd.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3042869&pageId=72082589What is chronic absenteeism?
In Massachusetts, chronically absent is defined as missing at least 10% of days enrolled (18 days absent if enrolled for 180) regardless of whether the absences are considered excused, unexcused, and/or for disciplinary reasons.

Chronic absenteeism is one target Cambridge Public Schools uses to measure the effectiveness of our District Plan’s four objectives and 12 strategic initiatives.

Student Attendance Policy District Calendar

How to report a student absence
Cambridge Public Schools understands that unexpected circumstances can sometimes cause students to be absent from school. If your child needs to miss school, please contact their school as soon as possible so that every effort can be made to support their continued learning.

Elementary Schools

School Phone More Information
Amigos School 617.349.6567 x7
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Baldwin School 617.349.6525 x0
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Cambridgeport School 617.349.6587 x7
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School
617.349.6562
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Fletcher Maynard Academy 617.349.6588 x0
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Graham & Parks School 617.349.6577 x1234
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Haggerty School 617.349.6555 x7
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Kennedy-Longfellow School 617.349.6841 Website
King Open School
617.349.6540
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Morse School 617.349.6575
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Peabody School 617.349.6530 x1061
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Tobin Montessori School 617.349.6600
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Upper Schools

School Phone More Information
Amigos School 617.349.6567 x7
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Cambridge Street 617.349.3050 Website
Putnam Avenue 857.529.0333
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Rindge Avenue 617.349.4060 Website
Vassal Lane 617.349.6550 Website


High School

School Phone
Cambridge Rindge & Latin Learning Community C: Debbie Gentile | 617.349.6674
Learning Community R: Berhan Duncan | 617.349.6661

Learning Community L: Heather Gannon | 617.349.6638
Learning Community S: Yvette Jackson | 617.349.6652
High School Extension Program 617.349.6880
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