Cleveland school information

IndexClevelandOhioNational
Average Test Scores45%69%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:117:116:1
Total public schools1743,65079,221
Total private schools561,00024,874
Total post-secondary schools343937,963
The Cleveland, OH educational system consists of 174 public schools, 56 private schools and 34 post-secondary schools. Cleveland public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 35% lower than than the Ohio average and 8% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Cleveland public schools is 15:1, compared to 17:1 in Ohio and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 74.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 72.4% have completed high school, 16.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Cleveland are 8% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 174 public schools in Cleveland.
  • 74.0% of people in Cleveland have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.4% of people in Cleveland have completed high school.
  • 16.1% of people in Cleveland have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Cleveland

IndexClevelandOhioNational
Completed 8th grade74.0%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school72.4%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college45.3%55.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.6%35.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.1%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters5.9%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Cleveland (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pepper Pike, OH6,15095%93%
Solon, OH23,08595%93%
Rocky River, OH20,21195%92%
Independence, OH7,11594%91%
Broadview Heights, OH19,25794%91%
Cleveland, OH389,16545%8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wichita, KS388,03329%42%
Arlington, TX383,89969%40%
New Orleans, LA382,92273%48%
Tulsa, OK399,90651%4%
Minneapolis, MN404,67038%24%
Cleveland, OH389,16545%8%
Source: The Cleveland, OH education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.