EDUCATION IN CLEVELAND

EDUCATION IN CLEVELAND

FANTASTIC FIFTEEN
If you have, or are thinking of having, children, of course you want to know which public school districts rank highest. The list below includes the Top 15 according to Cleveland Magazine (June 2015), whose analysis is based on a series of 24 state tests measuring student performance. Ohio tests students in reading and math every year from grades 3-8, and science in grades 5-8. The Ohio Graduation Tests include reading, writing, social studies, science and mathematics. These tests are administered to all students in 10th grade. Students who do not pass all of these can repeat the test in 11th and, if necessary, 12th grade.

Northeast Ohio’s Top 15 Public School Districts
Based on Student Performance in Ohio’s Standardized Tests  (Source: Cleveland Magazine)

SUBURB:

COUNTY:

Solon

Cuyahoga

Hudson

Summit

Rocky River

Cuyahoga

Beachwood

Cuyahoga

Chagrin Falls

Cuyahoga

Orange

Cuyahoga

Revere

Summit

Brecksville- Broadview Hts.

Cuyahoga

Avon Lake

Lorain

Aurora

Portage

Avon

Lorain

Bay Village

Cuyahoga

Kenston

Geauga

Westlake

Cuyahoga

Mentor

Lake


Of course, test rankings are only one measure of a school or school system’s strength. We encourage you to ask educators, administrators and school district representatives thoughtful questions.

What to Ask When Researching Schools
Northeast Ohio’s private and public schools and school systems evolve continuously, as our educators, administrators and board members strive to provide the specific programs and approaches to learning that residents desire. With this in mind, here are some questions to ask the education representatives in the communities you are considering as your new home. While most of the questions apply to public and private schools, these lists are not intended to be exhaustive; they are meant to serve as springboards for important discussions concerning your child’s/children’s education. Source: greatschools.org

Early childhood (ages 2-4)
• Does the public school system offer preschool options?
• How are the preschools, private and public, preparing students academically and socially for elementary school?
• Are there daily opportunities for physical play and activities?
• How often do staff members meet with parents to discuss the child’s progress?
• How are disciplinary issues resolved?

Elementary school (grades K-5 or K-6)
• Is there an all-day kindergarten option?
• What type of electronic devices — computers, whiteboards, tablets, etc. — are available to students?
• What is an average class size?
• What programs and equipment are available for math and science studies?
• How are students with reading and learning disabilities supported?
• How do you resolve disciplinary issues?
• When and where do students go on field trips?
• Will you explain the school’s standard testing protocol and scores, as well as what these scores reveal?

Middle School (grades 6-8 or 7-8)/Junior High (grades 7-9)
• What type of electronic devices — computers, whiteboards, tablets, etc. — are available to students?
• What is an average class size?
• What are the electives, and how many may students choose?
• Is a second language an elective or a part of the core curriculum?
• Do science classes include hands-on lab experiments?
• How many minutes of math instruction do students receive per day?
• How is effective writing taught?
• How are students with reading and learning disabilities supported?
• How do you resolve disciplinary issues?
• What opportunities exist for sports, band, theater and other extracurricular activities?
• Do any of these require additional fees?
• When and where do students go on field trips?
• Will you explain the school’s standard testing protocol and scores, as well as what these scores reveal?

High School (grades 9-12 or 10-12)
• How many freshmen graduate and how many graduates continue to colleges and vocational education schools?
• Does the school offer a full college-prep curriculum, including the required arts and community service that many colleges require?
• What is an average class size?
• Does the school offer Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses?
• Is help available for the college application process?
• How many hours of daily homework are assigned, and are after-school homework support services available?
• What electives, sports, and service opportunities are available? Do any of these require additional fees?
• What are some of the programs and resources that demonstrate the school system’s commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs?
• What type of electronic devices — computers, whiteboards, tablets, etc. — are available to students?
• How is effective writing taught?
• How are students with learning disabilities supported?
• How do you resolve disciplinary issues?
• When and where do students go on field trips?
• Will you explain the school’s standard testing protocol and scores, as well as what these scores reveal

 

EDUCATION LISTING:

PRESCHOOL
Early childhood education is a high priority throughout Northeast Ohio. We encourage you to call the schools in your area to schedule visits during which you can meet with staff and observe the programs firsthand.


PRIVATE BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOLS
Northeast Ohio has many private school options, including all-boy, all-girl and boarding schools.

Gilmour Academy
34001 Cedar Creek Road, Gates Mills 44040
440-473-8050
gilmour.org

Western Reserve Academy
115 College Street, Hudson 44236
330-650-4400
wra.net

St. Ignatius High School
1911 West 30th Street, Cleveland 44113
216-651-0222
ignatius.edu

St. Edward High School
13500 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood 44107
216-221-3777
sehs.net

University School
2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley 44022
216-831-2200
us.edu


GIRLS' DAY SCHOOLS
Magnificat High School
20770 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River 44116
440-331-1572
magnificaths.org

St. Joseph’s Academy
3470 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland 44111
216-251-6788
sjA1890.org

Laurel School
One Lyman Circle, Shaker Heights 44122
216-464-1441
laurelschool.org

Hathaway Brown School
19600 North Park Boulevard, Shaker Heights 44122
216-932-4214
hb.edu


CO-ED DAY SCHOOLS
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
Cuyahoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls 44224
330-929-0575
cvcaroyals.org

Holy Name
6000 Queens Highway, Parma Heights 44130
440-886-0300
holynamehs.com

Hawken School
12465 County Line Road, P.O. Box 8002, Gates Mills 44040
440-423-4446
hawken.edu

Hebrew Academy of Cleveland
1860 S. Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights 44118
216-321-5838
hac1.org

Lake Center Christian School
12893 Kaufman Avenue NW, Hartville 44632
330-877-2049
lccs.com

Lake Ridge Academy
37501 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville 44039
440-327-1175
lakeridgeacademy.org

Lawrence School
10036 Olde Eight Road, Sagamore Hills 44076
440-832-7830
lawrenceschool.org


VOCATIONAL / TRADE SCHOOLS
Trade schools throughout Northeast Ohio enable adults of all ages to take advantage of expanding vocational opportunities. Information can be found at trade-schools.net


COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
When it comes to higher education in Northeast Ohio, new residents are often surprised at the many options that include public and private universities, career-driven community colleges and technical institutes.

Kent State University
800 E. Summit Street, Kent 44240
330-672-3000
kent.edu

University of Akron
302 Buchtel Commons, Akron 44325
330-972-7111
uakron.edu

Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44115
216-687-2000
csuohio.edu

Cuyahoga Community College
700 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland 44115
216-687-4000
tri-c.edu

Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44106
216-368-2000
case.edu

Youngstown State University
One University Plaza, Youngstown 44555
330-941-3000
ysu.edu

Stark State College
6200 Frank Avenue NW, Canton 44720
330-494-6170
starkstate.edu

Lorain County Community College
1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria 44035
800-995-7000
lorainccc.edu

Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094
440-525-7000
lakelandcc.edu

Ashland University
401 College Avenue, Ashland 44805
419.289.4142
ashland.edu

John Carroll University
1 John Carroll Boulevard, University Heights 44118
216-3907-1886
jcu.edu

Oberlin College
101 N. Professor Street, Oberlin 44074
440-775-8400
oberlin.edu

Walsh University
2020 E. Maple St. NW, North Canton 44720
440-775-8400
walsh.edu

University of Mount Union
1972 Clark Avenue, Alliance 44601
800-992-6682
mountunion.edu

The College of Wooster
1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster 44691
330-263-2000
wooster.edu

Notre Dame College
4545 College Road, South Euclid 44121
216-381-1680
notredamecollege.edu

Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton 44709-3897
330-471-8100
malone.edu

Ohio Technical College
1324 E. 51st Street, Cleveland 44103
216-881-1700
ohiotech.edu

Hiram College
11715 Garfield Road, Hiram 44234
330-569-3211
hiram.edu

Northeast Ohio Medical University
4209 State Route 44, Rootstown 44272
330-325-2511
neomed.edu

The Ohio State University ATI
1328 Dover Road, Wooster 44691
330-287-1331
ati.osu.edu

Ursuline College
2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike 44124
440-449-4200
ursuline.edu

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