Back to class: Cleveland's top-rated and most-improved public elementary schools

Back to class: Cleveland's top-rated and most-improved public elementary schools
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By Hoodline - Published on August 27, 2019.

How do the public elementary schools in Cleveland stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Louisa May Alcott Elementary School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Cleveland, rising from a C to a C+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 10308 Baltic Road, enrolls 250 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, 62% of Louisa May Alcott Elementary School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 62% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 74% in math and 75% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 92% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, 54% more than the city average.

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

  • Lander Elementary School, with an overall rating of A.
  • Millridge Elementary School, with an A- rating overall.
  • Mayfield Preschool, rated B+ overall.

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

This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.