Superintendent Laura Mitchell released a report showing enrollment in the Cincinnati Public Schools is far outpacing other Ohio urban school districts.
Between 2013 - 2017, seven of the state’s Urban 8 school districts – Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown – have gained 682 students combined. During the same time period, 4,462 more students have enrolled in CPS.
Enrollment Comparison of Urban 8 School Districts:
Cincinnati Public Schools: 4,462 increase
Toledo Public Schools: 1,474 increase
Columbus City Schools: 554 increase
Cleveland Metropolitan: 224 increase
Youngstown City Schools: 116 decrease
Dayton Public Schools: 447 decrease
Akron City Schools: 456 decrease
Canton City Schools: 551 decrease
While not every school district boundaries match the statistical metropolitan census boundaries, CPS’s growth is particularly impressive compared to Columbus City Schools. The City of Columbus has gained over 53,000 people between 2013 and 2017, according to World Population Review. Since 2013, the city of Cincinnati has grown by about 3,800 people.
Additonal information about how CPS is offering more options to students and their families.