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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Cleveland Municipal School District is a public school district located in Cleveland, OH. It has 39,017 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.
About Cleveland Municipal School District...
Address
1111 Superior Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114
Telephone
(216) 838-0000

Cleveland Municipal School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1030
277 responses
Average ACT
21
952 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
39,017
Free or Reduced Lunch
80.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,005
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$795,528,000
Expenses Per Student
$22,547/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    4%

Cleveland Municipal School District Reviews

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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.
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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.
I graduated in 1999 and I attended two different high schools with two different experiences. I felt like I was at the beginning of the declining phases of Cleveland Public Schools. In neither school I had no new or updated books and it was hard to learn in a class full of problem students at John Hay. However, at Glenville, although we didn't have newer books the students did their best to learn and to succeed. I received a lot of help from administration who wanted to see me do my best at Glenville whereas in John Hay I only had one teacher who helped me being that I was also a teenage mom. Once I left her class I was on my own. I graduated from Glenville as a very active student. I was a Home Room Rep, Student Office Helper, Cheerleader, Year Book Staff and part of the choir all while having a child. My experiences however, made me strive to be my very best at all times no matter what my circumstances were.