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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Cleveland Municipal School District is a public school district located in Cleveland, OH. It has 38,012 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1030
423 responses
Average ACT
21
1,019 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
38,012
Free or Reduced Lunch
80.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,038
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$23,651/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$53,684
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,100
National
$949
Median Home Value
$296,926
National
$184,700

Cleveland Municipal School District Reviews

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As an alum of the Cleveland municipal school district I had an ok experience with the education I received. The funding was limited so we didn’t have many extracurricular activities to choose from, the textbooks were always old and the teachers were not that engaging. Most students have to be extremely independent and take charge of their own learning experience in this district.
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I have been in CMSD since I started school. I have enjoyed my years of attendance. CMSD offers sports, clubs, and other enjoyment. Teachers are so supportive and nice. I would recommend CMSD to everyone! I have learned amazing things to carry on in my life. I have had the experience of a lifetime while attending CMSD. There are many memories and moments I will carry throughout my life. In the event I am in the Cleveland area once I become a parent, I will definitely have my kid attend CMSD. I would like to thank everyone I encountered during my years as you all have played a special role in my life.
I really did enjoy the opportunities given in this school district but the schools are extremely segregated and have almost no diversity within the buildings on the east side of the city. Many faculty members were very helpful and understanding of the issues urban city students dealt with, but many just didn’t meet the requirements to be teaching in an urban area. The district is fairly large so therefore it covers a huge area of Cleveland CMSD can do way better when it comes to the safety and college readiness of it students if this is corrected I believe this district can overcome its flaws.