About CSSM

  • The Cleveland School of Science and Medicine is an innovative high school within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). It was founded in 2006 in collaboration with nine partner institutions to offer a unique college-preparatory education for motivated, high-achieving students interested in entering science or health-related professions.


    • Principal: Michelle Perez
    • Grade Levels: 9-12
    • Enrollment: 400
    • School Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
    • Breakfast Served: 7:30 - 7:59 a.m.
    • Network: Innovative Schools
    • Focus: Science & Medicine
    • Located: John Hay Campus, 2075 Stokes Blvd, Third Floor


  • All Northeast Ohio students receive an education that prepares them for a successful future. 




  • CSSM prepares students for success in postsecondary education and careers in science, medicine, and related fields. 






  • CSSM Our values reflect our desire to create the best possible outcomes for our students. We deliver our mission by offering students:

    • An intellectually demanding school culture.
    • Innovative teaching methods delivered by high engaged, quality faculty.
    • Direct exposure to Northeast Ohio's world-class medical infrastructure.
    • Experiences and mentoring with staff and professionals from Northeast Ohio's Science and Medicine-based institutions and corporations.
    • Experiential learning that connects students to a broad array of future careers.
    • Pathways to post-secondary opportunities in Science and Medicine. 
    • An inclusive, respectful and supportive environment in which students learn how to become responsible contributors to their community.

Awards, Ratings, & Acknowledgements

  • Best High Schools

    • U.S. News and World Report Silver Medal School – 2nd year in a row!
    • Number 1 STEM school in Cleveland according to Niche Rankings
    • 100% College Acceptance Rate
    • Highest Ivy League School Acceptance Rate
    • Extensive summer programs including NASA, Ivy League College Programs, local hospitals, and research centers
    • 20 of the CMSD Top 50 Program Students attend CSSM in 2018-2019 Scholarships 

State Report Card

    • Earned Independent School Status (the highest category) from the State of Ohio based on the 2017-2018 state report card

    • Moved from a B to an A in Progress measure on the State Report Card (measure indicates the amount of growth each individual student makes each year)

    • Met Academic Achievement Plan goals of earning an overall rating of a B on the State Report Card

    • Moved from a D to an A in Gap Closing measure on State Report Card (an indicator of how well we are doing with at-risk populations such as Special Education, African-American Students, Economically Disadvantaged Students and Students with Limited English Proficiency) 

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