Kindergarten readiness - Cuyahoga County (2018-2019)

In Cuyahoga County, 42% of kids are not prepared or on-track" for kindergarten. This means they are already behind from the moment they walk into a school.

School readiness has effects beyond the first few months of kindergarten; children with higher levels of school readiness at age five are generally more successful in grade school, are less likely to drop out of high school, and are more likely to earn more as adults, even after adjusting for differences in family background (Duncan et al., 2007, Duncan et al., 2010).

In Cuyahoga County, about 25% Black children are ready for kindergarten compared to 50% of white children.

Percent of incoming kindergarten students who are "not on track"

Cuyahoga county overall percent

Cleveland Municipal School District

Inner ring suburbs school districts

Outer ring suburbs school districts


Ohio Department of Education, compiled by The Center for Community Solutions.