Cleveland Metropolitan School District
(formerly the Cleveland Municipal School District
) is a school district
that serves the city of Cleveland
in Cuyahoga County
, United States
CMSD is the only district in Ohio that is under direct control of the mayor, who appoints a school board
. The Cleveland district is the largest PreK-12 district in the state, with a 2006-2007 enrollment of 55,567 students. The mayor was given control of the city schools after a series of elected school boards were deemed ineffective by city voters. The school board appoints a chief executive officer, the equivalent of a district superintendent
, who is responsible for district management.
In 2009 Cleveland Schools had the nations third highest high school dropout rate and graduation rate following Detroit with the number one spot.
Dr. Eugene Sanders became Cleveland's school chief on July 1, 2006.. WEWS
. (May 24, 2006) Sanders experienced success in his previous role as Superintendent of the Toledo Public Schools
(of Toledo, Ohio
). Sanders was chosen after a nationwide search produced several candidates for the position, some of which later were disqualified or withdrew candidacy due to personal and professional problems. Sanders announced his retirement, effective February 2011, in December 2010.
In response to declining enrollment over the past decade and the corresponding growth in charter schools
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