Each year, we analyze the academic performance of schools in Ohio’s Big 8 cities.  We examine things like the number of kids in schools rated A, B, C, D, or F by the Ohio Department of Education, the number who attend schools that meet (or fail to) value-added gains, academic performance over time, etc.

And while we lamented recently that achievement is stagnant in Ohio’s Big 8, there are at least a handful of schools in those cities that are both high-achieving and high-performing and worthy of recognition.

Table 1. High-performing urban schools

Source: Ohio’s interactive Local Report Card.
Note: These schools are listed in alphabetical order, not by ranking.

Kudos to these schools for serving their students well, and for reminding us that quality urban schools do exist and are making a difference in the lives of thousands of children and their families.

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