Back to class: Cincinnati's top-rated and most-improved charter elementary schools

Back to class: Cincinnati's top-rated and most-improved charter elementary schoolsPhoto: Unsplash
Published on August 20, 2019

How strong are the charter elementary schools in Cincinnati?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.

Cincinnati Generation Academy's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in the city, rising from a D+ to a C-, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 7243 Eastlawn Drive, enrolls 90 students. Niche graded the school a C for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 25% of Cincinnati Generation Academy's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 45% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 37% in math and 52% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 97% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

While some charter elementary schools in Cincinnati are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • TCP World Academy, with an overall rating of B.
  • Madisonville SMART Elementary School, with a C- rating overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Cincinnati schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.

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