Current School Year News

October 3, 2018

Superintendent Mitchell Highlights District's Growing Enrollment

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 increaseGraphic of Urban 8 growth
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

Enrollment Comparison — Printable PDF

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.


September 21, 2018

CPS to Announce Plans for New School

With enrollment on the rise, school officials to discuss plans for new Westwood Campus

WHAT: In June, the Cincinnati School Board purchased Mercy High School, a 160,000 square foot building on 13 acres, located in the Westwood neighborhood. The purchase also includes two houses on Ramona and Epworth avenues. What's ahead for the new CPS property? The Cincinnati School Board, Superintendent Laura Mitchell and Henry Frondorf of the Westwood Civic Association will discuss upcoming plans.

WHEN: September 27, 2018 (Rescheduled from September 6)
10 a.m.
WHERE: Former Mercy High School
3036 Werk Rd. (Please park in the circular area in front of the school off of Werk Rd.)

WHO: The Cincinnati School Board and Superintendent Laura Mitchell will announce plans for a new school in the Westwood neighborhood.


September 12, 2018

CPS’ Smiling Faces

July 31, 2018

Ohio’s Tax-Free Holiday this Weekend

BTS AppleA friendly reminder to CPS families and students that Ohio’s Tax-Free Holiday for back-to-school shopping is this weekend! The holiday starts on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

• An item of clothing priced at $75 or less;
• An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and
• An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less.

Additional information about Ohio’s Tax-Free Holiday and FAQ's can be found on the Ohio Department of Taxations’ website.


July 1, 2018

July 1 starts a new school year of good news!

July 1 starts a new school year of good news!
News items from the 2017-18 school year are archived under Previous School Year.