• Meet a few of CMSD's 2020 Success Stories

    CMSD’s graduation rate has reached record highs for the District, adding to the success stories commonly found in Cleveland's public schools.

    This project, now in its fourth year, profiles a small sample of graduates who exemplify the grit, drive and intellectual curiosity found in high schools throughout the District. It is by no means intended to offer a definitive list of highest achievers.

    Also see: Congratulations Class of 2020

    Seniors from all of the classes have overcome challenges. But this year's group faced an obstacle that did not confront their predecessors -- a global pandemic that shut down school buildings and canceled or altered cherished senior rites of passage.

    In these profiles, the new graduates talk about their disappointments but also the hopes and dreams that brought them this far and will take them into the future.