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Cleveland School of Science and Medicine earns top ranking



The Cleveland School of Science and Medicine was ranked as the 15th best public high school in Northeast Ohio in a list released this week by U.S. News and World Report.

The school, part of the John Hay Campus, was rated 47th in Ohio (out of 866 that were reviewed) and earned a silver medal in national rankings. The Northeast Ohio list was compiled by The top 15 are located in Summit, Medina, Cuyahoga and Portage counties. 

The annual U.S. News ranking is based  based on "college readiness" and other performance indicators from the 2014-15 school year. The publication highlighted some of the reasons for CSSM'S rank, including an Advanced Placement course participation rate of 94 percent and high proficiency in both math and English. The school also boasts a 100 percent graduation rate

The silver medal is awarded to high schools ranked from No. 501 to No. 2,609 nationally. CSSM ranks 1,164 out of the 20,487 public schools that U.S. News reviewed. 

CSSM is one of few schools in the District with selective admissions. The school, which has about 370 students, enjoys partnerships with world-class medical institutions in Cleveland, including the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and the Case Western Reserve University medical school.

U.S. News has recognized the school in the past