CMSD NEWS BUREAU | August 14, 2020

CMSD graduates have continued to show improvement in most measurements of their readiness, access and persistence in college, according to an annual report from the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland.

CMSD graduates have continued to show improvement in most measurements of their readiness, access and persistence in college, according to an annual report from the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland.


Based on the most recent official data, the report found improvement in categories such as the percentages of students graduating with an average of 3.0 or higher, those needing remediation in English or math at a public institution in Ohio, and those graduating in six years from a four-year institution affiliated with the Compact.


The ratio of graduates enrolling in college within a year of leaving high school rose 5 points to 49 percent with the Class of 2019, the first increase in five years. The report attributes the jump to the introduction of Say Yes to Education scholarships that fill gaps in postsecondary tuition for CMSD graduates. For information on the scholarships, go to SayYesCleveland.org.

“Our sincere hope and belief are that such a successful and positive start will serve as a foundation on which we will continue to build,” the report says.


Mayor Frank G. Jackson launched the Compact in 2011 to increase the number of CMSD students who graduate from high school and enroll in postsecondary education.

To read the full report and learn more about the Compact, go to HigherEducationCompact.org.