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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Cincinnati City School District is a public school district located in Cincinnati, OH. It has 34,816 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

Cincinnati City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1260
341 responses
Average ACT
24
1,330 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
34,816
Free or Reduced Lunch
63.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$100,923
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$19,173/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    44%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$23,609
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$205,800
National
$184,700

Cincinnati City School District Reviews

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Great middle schools! Terrible highschools. Dater montessori alone would receive a 5 out of 5 but sadly many highschools in this district have problems with students and teachers. Students are not being taught properly and receive failing marks and are forced to attend expensive summer classes. Other schools can't control their students and have teacher shortages.
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I am going to be completely honest. They aren't the best and what they care about the most is the money. I believe most teachers are trying their best to help the children cope through many things as well as teaching and trying to find their learning styles. CPS does not provide enough money for healthy food for the children, at the same time very little is done about bullying. Mental health for the children is so well either and there isn't much being done about it. I would like to see a change in the attitudes of the teachers, their patience, and their counselors. Mental health rooms need to be installed in schools for children to have breaks once in a while. The food needs to be improved as well. But most of all, the adults, especially the ones of the district need to listen to us when we're speaking. Because we're literally warning and advising but they see us as clueless children. They don't listen to us and they belittle us for our efforts when we need them the most.
Schools here are all across the board. In my opinion, I attended two of the best schools in the district, Dater Montessori for grade school and Walnut Hills High School. These two schools had excellent teachers and great facilities. However there are schools in this district that are the complete opposite. Cincinnati public school district is large, lots of different areas of Cincinnati are included, some of them are not the best. A lot have old worn down buildings and unruly students. All of the teachers in the district are tired and underpaid, but what teacher isn't these days? I believe Cincinnati public schools rant pretty low on a national test score average but there are some gems in all the mud.