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Ludlow, Massachusetts is a town in Hampden County located north of Springfield and east of Chicopee, with a population of 21,103 (according to the 2010 census).  Ludlow was incorporated just before the American Revolution in 1774.  Ludlow Town Hall is located at 488 Chapin Street. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.2 square miles. The Hubbard Memorial Library is Ludlow's public library located at 24 Center Street.

Ludlow has three public elementary schools, East Street School, Chapin Street School, and Veterans Park Elementary School. Elementary students attend schools according to their grade level. Currently Early Childhood, Kindergarten and 1st Grade students attend East Street, students in Grades 2-3 attend Chapin Street, and students in Grades 4-5 attend Veterans Park.  Paul R. Baird Middle School, educates students Grades 6-8, while students in Grades 9-12 attend Ludlow High School. The total enrollments of students in all four schools for the 2013-2014 school year was approximately 2,900, as of the first day of school. Each of our schools and programs align with our district goal to provide a quality education for every student by working in partnership with parents and community to assist each student in reaching his/her full potential.  So, while each school offers a variety of learning environments, there is consistency in our effort to provide the best education possible to all our students.  Please click here to navigate to the Massachusetts DESE school district profile page.

In July 2012 the Ludlow Public schools welcomed Mr. Todd Gazda, M.Ed, JD as the district's new Superintendent.  Previously Mr. Gazda served as the Principal of the Middle School in the Gateway Regional School District for five years. Mr. Gazda brings a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and a determination to prepare all LPS students to be competitive in this ever-changing world.  In his words, "As we move into the 21st century we must build within our students the skills necessary to achieve in this rapidly changing global environment. We must encourage collaboration and the development of critical thinking skills. Rote memorization is not enough. Einstein stated, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” We must work to inspire creativity and innovation, training our students to apply what they know to novel situations." 

Ludlow Public Schools is committed to integrating technology into the curriculum to support and encourage critical thinking skills, including analyzing and synthesizing information and to construct knowledge through collaboration and inquiry-based learning. In January 2012 Veterans Park Elementary School became the districts first wireless school and by the start of the 2013-14 school year each of the district schools followed and are now wireless.  The district currently has several Interactive SMART Boards throughout the district.   In April 2012 the School Committee approved a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)Pilot Program at Veterans Park Elementary School, Baird Middle School and Ludlow High School.  This pilot has allowed students, with parent approval, to bring their own personal device to school to use during school for specific teacher directed learning acitivties.

Below is an overview of the Ludlow Public Schools Enrollment Information for the 2013/14 School Year as of the first day of school.

School Principal


Ludlow High School
500 Chapin Street

Mrs. Lisa Nemeth

9th Grade: 240
10th Grade: 227
11th Grade: 261
12th Grade: 237

Paul R. Barid Middle School
One Rooney Road
Mrs. Sheryl Stanton

6th Grade: 214
7th Grade: 234
8th Grade: 238

Veterans Park Elementary School
486 Chapin Street
Mrs. Melissa Knowles 4th Grade: 224
5th Grade: 211
Chapin Street Elementary School
766 Chapin Street
Mrs. Susan Pease 2nd Grade: 196
3rd Grade: 206
East Street Elementary School
508 East Street
Mr. Thomas Welch

ECC: 63
Kindergarten: 164
1st Grade: 165

 *Please note information is likely to change during the course of the 2013-14 school year.

The Ludlow Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin,
sexual orientation, age or disability in admission to, access to, employment in or treatment in its programs and activities.