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O.H. Perry makes state list of achievers

Steady gains in reading and math have placed CMSD’s O.H. Perry School on a state list of 27 High Progress Schools of Honor.

The designation from the Ohio Department of Education, announced Wednesday, recognizes schools that have recorded the largest gains on state tests over five years while serving significant numbers of children from disadvantaged families. It was the first time O.H. Perry received the honor.

“By showing consistent progress in raising math and reading skills for all student groups, O.H. Perry has proven that administrators, teachers and families who have high expectations and provide continual support can enable students from all backgrounds to achieve academically,” District Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon said.

Gordon also congratulated four CMSD high schools – Cleveland Early College High School, Cleveland School of Architecture and Design, Cleveland School of Science and Medicine and MC²STEM High School – that qualified for a higher designation as High Performing Schools of Honor.

Those schools needed to have at least 90 percent of all students score as proficient over the last five years and have 80 percent of students in every demographic subgroup rate as proficient over the same period, all while serving large numbers of students from disadvantaged families.