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Ludlow, MA Town Information

Ludlow is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 21,103 as of the 2010 census, and it is considered part of the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located just northeast of Springfield across the Chicopee River, it is one of the city's suburbs. It has a sizable and visible Portuguese community.


The town is served by three public elementary schools, East Street School, Chapin Street School, and Veteran's Park Elementary School. Previously students attended elementary school based on their residence, but starting with the 2009-2010 school year a reorganization plan took effect in which preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade attend East Street, grades 2-3 attend Chapin Street, and grades 4-5 attend Veteran's Park. There is one public middle school, Paul R. Baird Middle School, and Ludlow High School is the town's only public high school.


The town also features St. John the Baptist School, a private school serving grades K-8 affiliated with St. Elizabeth Parish. For high school residents of Ludlow have the option of attending private schools such as Cathedral High School in Springfield (currently relocated to Wilbraham due to building damage), Holyoke Catholic High School in Chicopee, or the MacDuffie School in Granby. The nearest vocational high school is Pathfinder High School in Palmer, and the nearest university-preparatory school is Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Wilbraham.


The nearest community colleges are Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College. The nearest state universities are the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Westfield State University. The nearest private colleges from the center of Ludlow are Western New England University, American International College, and Springfield College, all in Springfield.


Source: Wikipedia


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