• Fast Facts about CMSD and Cleveland


    CMSD students  
    • Enrollment: 37,701
    • Per-Student Expenditures: $11,707
     

    Demographics

    • 64.1%    Black or African-American
    • 16.3%    Hispanic/Latino
    • 15.4%    White
    •   4.2%    Other
     

    Student Gender:

    • Female: 48.2%
    • Male: 51.8%
     

    School Progress:

    • Increased enrollment to 4,903 in High-Quality Preschool
    • Third Grade Reading Guarantee - 85.3% promotion to 4th grade this year
    • K-3 Literacy Improvement - up 4.4% since measure created (2013-14)
    • 21.3% fewer students missing more than 10 days in a school year over the last 4 years
    • Active Parent Engagement - 90.8% of parents met with their children's teachers last year
    • Continuously improving for four straight years - top 4% in Performance Index growth 2016-2019
     

    High School Graduation Rate:

    • Class of 2019 graduation rate: 78.2%
    • Improvement from Class of 2010: +26%
    • Fourth fastest improving among all Ohio districts
    • Top 1% in graduation rate growth 2011-2019
     

    Students receiving specialized services:

    • 23.5%     Special Education
    •   8.1%     Limited English Proficient
    • 100%      Economically Disadvantaged
    •   4.9%     Homeless
    • 17.7%     District Mobility Rate
     

    Transportation


     
    • Transport 8,449 students on yellow buses daily.
    • Transport 6,368 students on RTA daily.
    • Transport 488 students on cabs/vans daily(special needs to mainly alternative schools, ie, PEP schools)
    • The average mileage per day for fleet is 17,000.
    • The estimated mileage per year for fleet is 3,060,000.

    Food Service


     
    • Number of meals served per day – 41,500
    • Breakfast – 15,500
    • Lunch – 26,000
    • Number of meals served per year – 7.5 million
     
     

    Our Schools


     
    Number of Schools: 103 
    • 63    K-8 schools
    • 36    High schools
    • 1      PreK-5 School
    • 1      PreK-2 School
    • 2      K-8 Schools
     

    Program offerings include:

    • Advanced Placement
    • Alternative Education
    • Bilingual Education
    • Career/Technical
    • Dual Language (English/Spanish)
    • Early College
    • Gifted and Talented
    • International Baccalaureate (certification in progress)
    • Montessori
    • New Tech Network (problem/project and mastery based)
    • Performing and Visual Arts
    • Post-secondary/Dual degree
    • Pre-school
    • Single Gender
    • Special Education
    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
     

    Our District


     
    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is the second largest school district in the State of Ohio. The district is 82 square miles and serves Cleveland, Bratenahl, Linndale, Newburgh Heights, and parts of Brook Park and Garfield Heights.
     
     

    Our City


    School-age children: 69,083

    • 66 Charter schools
    • 33 Private schools
    • 103 CMSD schools

     

    Demographics

    • 50.4 % Black or African-American
    • 33.8 % White
    • 11.2 % Hispanic/Latino
    • 4.6 % Other

     

    In Cleveland, 42.2% of children and 52.3% of children under the age of five live below the poverty line

     

    Education*

    • 18.9 % Less than high school
    • 32.7 % High school grad
    • 24.6 % Some college no degree
    • 6.9 % Associate’s degree
    • 10.9 % Bachelor’s degree
    • 6.2 % Graduate or professional degree

    *Total = 100.2% due to rounding

    Sources: American Community Survey 2017, Ohio Department of Education, CMSD Charter Schools Office