Which school would be right for your child? Cincinnati has a wide variety of education choices, and there are many resources available to help you decide.

StudentsCincinnati Public schools has neighborhood schools and magnet schools. The private options include religious and secular institutions. This is true for children of all ages and skills.

Cincinnati Public offers magnet schools like School for the Creative and Performing Arts, whose alums include Sarah Jessica Parker and Nick Lachey.

Summit Country Day school, a private Catholic institution, graduated such notables as Kathleen Sebelius, US Health and Human Services Secretary.
Here are some stats (thanks to SchoolsK-12.com):

“Cincinnati schools boast a total student population of 153,900 attending 245 schools in 56 public school districts and 162 private schools. Public school revenue and expenditures vary by school district but Cincinnati public schools spend an average of $7,794 per student each year.

Student teacher ratio is an important statistic cluing parents into the probable attention their child might receive individually in a classroom setting. Cincinnati public schools average a student teacher ratio of 18:1. Cincinnati private schools average 13:1. Also, high schools in Cincinnati average a student body population of 733, while Cincinnati middle schools and elementary schools average student body populations of 457 and 412 respectively.”

The best thing you can do is read the information yourself, and decide which schooling options best fit your children. If you study hard, you’ll end up with an A+!

Links to ratings of Cincinnati public, private and suburban schools (including Northern Kentucky)

CityRating.com has a long list of area school info:
Elementary
Middle
High

Greatschools.net provides their on set of rankings and includes comments left by parents
Public
Private

Newsweek rates the nation’s top 1,300 high schools (this rating is largely based on test scores and types of testing offered.)
Cincinnati Public Schools official site lists info about its neighborhood, magnet and Montessori schools

A listing of Cincinnati Private schools

Bestplaces.net’s Cincinnati school listings

General information (including schools) from Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live”

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