Quality Schools for all Children

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Cleveland is a thriving community where every child is flourishing in their best-fit school.

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Our Mission

Transforming Schools Toward Educational Equity

The Cleveland Transformation Alliance (CTA) is a trusted community partner working to ensure every student is engaged in a high-quality, equitable education. The CTA gives families and students the information they need to commit to their best-fit public school.

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About Us

Cleveland Transformation Alliance

In 2011, Mayor Frank G. Jackson brought together Cleveland’s educational leaders and city stakeholders, challenging them to envision a plan that would fundamentally reinvent public education in the city. The mission of Cleveland’s Plan for Transforming Schools is to ensure every child attends a quality school and every community has a multitude of great schools from which families can choose.



We work within our mission ensuring every student in our city is engaged in high-quality public education and experiences conditions that support a high quality of life (including healthcare, community connections, and having basic needs met).

Family Impact

Family Impact

We build personal connections and trust with families. For us, a positive result is providing families the resources and connections they need to support best-fit school choice.



We use the best research for meaningful action in our relentless pursuit of quality public education for every student in our city.



We are open and clear in how we work, and how we share information in our community, for the purpose of building trust.



We are conveners of work and conversations that elevate the voices of students and those who support them, to drive forward our vision for high-quality public education in our city. We are better together.


School Quality Guide

Want a print version of the School Finder Tool? The School Quality Guide includes all the facts and resources in our School Finder Tool. Click the link below to view the PDF book online, or click here to request a printed copy.

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What People Say


I believe a child’s school is crucial to maintaining the values and behaviors that are taught at home, and I am confident that the school I chose is able to accomplish this responsibility.

Melissa - Parent, 6-year-old

Choosing the right school for your child can be a rough decision. In my case, a scary thing. I see a much brighter future now for her. Opportunities of more participation, clubs, etc.

Kathryn - Parent, 8-year-old

When we began the process of looking into where we would be sending our eldest child to kindergarten, we were sure of just one thing: we wanted small class sizes. Knowing our child and his needs, we knew that smaller was most certainly going to be better.

Stefanie and Andrew - Parents, 6-year-old

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Many families need help from time to time. Reach out to and let us know how we can help you.

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