Student mobility - Cuyahoga County

Student mobility is the concept of a student changing schools some time during the school year, which is often caused by moving residences.  In Cuyahoga County, 16 out of 100 school-aged children in  moved in the past year.​

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention notes that moving three or more times in one year, often called “multiple moves,” has been associated with negative health outcomes in children. Children who move frequently are more likely to have chronic conditions and poor physical health. They may also be less likely to have consistent health insurance coverage.

Academic performance and impact from mutiple moves

The more frequently a Cleveland Municiple School District student moves, the lower their academic performance and can lead to a 30% increase in the likelihood that a student will drop out.​ Test scores were the highest for students who had no school moves or only one summer move over the previous two years.

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2018 1-year estimates.