2 CMSD High Schools Ranked Among Area’s Best

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U.S. News and World Report has released its annual ranking of the nation’s best high schools, and two Cleveland Metropolitan School District high schools again rate near the top in the Cleveland area.

Cleveland Early College High School (CECHS) placed seventh in the metropolitan area and the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (CSSM) ranked 16th.

The schools, both located at the John Hay Campus, also fared well statewide – CECHS was ranked 25th best in Ohio and CSSM was ranked 50th.

The publication’s annual ratings use a weighted formula that takes into account college readiness, math and reading proficiency, how many students take and pass Advanced Placement exams and graduation rate. The rankings also factor in performance by students who are African-American, Hispanic or from low-income households.

Graduation rates were 99 percent at Cleveland Early College High School and 97 percent at Science and Medicine. Both schools had 100 percent participation in Advanced Placement courses.

The two schools were in the Cleveland area’s top 10 last year.

The Cleveland School of Science and Medicine ranks ninth and Cleveland Early College High School placed 10th. The schools, both located at the John Hay Campus, finished 29th and 30th in Ohio.

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