elementary & secondary Education


department description

The Elementary & Secondary Education office seeks to prepare all CPS students to become independent learners with the academic, social, and critical thinking skills to be successful in a diverse, global society. The department oversees CPS’s 18 schools, as well as the Title I office, kindergarten staff developer; Early College Coordinator and the city’s director of early childhood education (jointly with DHSP). The department also oversees the development of targeted programs to meet identified student and school needs.

The Office works to support school leaders as they create learning environments that meet the academic, social and physical needs of all students. The Office is committed to ensuring equitable access to learning opportunities and academic achievement and success for all students.

Strategic Goals

  • Accelerate the implementation of consistent upper school curricular and instructional practices and structures that prepare school students for high school.
  • Create college going opportunities for high school students with a focus on underrepresented students.
  • Establish instructional practices at the high school that support college and career readiness.
  • Provide teacher training and support for the implementation of Focus on K Curriculum to improve early literacy beginning in JK and Kindergarten
  • Provide K - 8 schools with strategic scheduling support to maximize time on learning, student supports, and collaborative time for educators.
  • Support the development and implementation of a Universal Pre-K Program in collaboration with City of Cambridge


Staffing Summary