Cincinnati Public Schools' logo is a circle of children's hands with the fingers touching and forming a star — celebrating inclusiveness and diversity, and showing CPS as the shining star for student achievement. In 2019, the logo was redesigned adding words next to the circle.
The circle and stars embraces CPS' ongoing commitment to collaboration among students, teachers, parents, administrators, staff, partners and the community. By working together, we create something meaningful, symbolized by the different hands joining to create a star.
CPS' hand/star logo, adopted in 1996, was developed as a community service project by Libby Perszyk Kathman (LPK), a Cincinnati design firm. The logo was refined in 2007 and redesigned in 2019.
This unique symbol reflects the district's educational objectives, direction and basic philosophy:
- National leadership in school reform
- Commitment to quality, integrated education
- Commitment to active learning
- Pride in involved citizenry
Using the CPS Logo
CPS' Logo Standards and Usage Guidelines provides an overview on how to use the CPS logo to effectively communicate the CPS brand. Prior to using the logo, to be in compliance with Cincinnati Board of Education's policies, all relationships with organizations must be approved by the district and the Office of Communications and Engagement.
Logos are available from the Office of Communications and Engagement in JPEG and EPS formats. For CPS logos, Usage Guidelines and information on co-branding with Cincinnati Public Schools, contact us at 513-363-0020 or by email.