why csa? :: statistics & facts

Established in 1981, Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) is a specialty school of choice within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). CSA attracts and accepts students with diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds, from all areas of CMSD and includes grades six through twelve.

CSA draws students from all areas of Greater Cleveland. The majority of students come from families living at or below the poverty level, 96 percent of the Class of 2013 graduated of which 100 percent were accepted into institutions of higher learning. CSA students have among the highest attendance rates, OGT and OAT test scores, graduation and college acceptance rates in the district. Student pride in accomplishment is abundantly evident.

Some of these colleges include:

  • Allegheny College
  • Baldwin Wallace College
  • Bowling Green State University
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Cleveland State University
  • College of Wooster
  • Columbia College
  • Columbia University, NYC
  • Columbus College of Arts and Design
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Tech University
  • Howard University
  • Julliard
  • Kent State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College
  • The Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Savannah College of Art and Design School of the Visual Arts, NYC
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • Syracuse University
  • The New School
  • University of Akron
  • University of Toledo
  • Virginia Marti College of Art and Design
  • Yale University

Andrew J. Koonce, Principal | Tony Sias, Artistic Director

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

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