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Board’s Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals


Cincinnati Public Schools will be a community that ensures equitable access to a world-class education, unleashing the potential of every student.


We educate all students with rigor and care in a culture of excellence to develop engaged citizens who are prepared for life.

Equity and Excellence in Education (Board Policy 2255)

Our students, staff, and stakeholders bring their personal backgrounds into our schools and the District is richer for it. Each of them has a legitimate expectation to have a barrier-free learning environment counteracting the contemporary and historical impact of bias, prejudice, and discrimination which, for generations, has produced a predictability of learning outcomes based on race, class, socioeconomics, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, cognitive/physical ability, diverse language fluency, and religion.

Board Priorities

The Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education will relentlessly pursue its Vision and Mission of academic excellence for the students in its care by adhering to five priorities:

  • Student-Centered Decision Making
  • Health and Safety
  • Community Engagement and Influence
  • Optimized Capabilities
  • Growth

Strategic Goals

Student-Centered Decision Making — We put students first.

We will ensure students are at the center of all decision making to create equitable educational opportunities and unmatched experiences that deliver results.

Health and Safety — We focus on personal well-being.

images of our strategic goalsWe will commit to putting the safety, physical, social, and emotional health of our students, staff, and partners at the forefront of everything we do.

Community Engagement and Influence — We are empowered by our communities.

We will create unmatched opportunities for meaningful student, family, and community engagement that positively impact student outcomes and inspire collaboration.

Optimized Capabilities — We get better.

We will intentionally design data-informed, customer-focused, and user-friendly processes to create efficient and effective systems.

Growth — We are our communities' first choice for education.

We celebrate the diversity of our communities and will deliver exceptional educational experiences in all neighborhoods, expanding the CPS footprint and empowering families to choose CPS as their destination school District.

Our Community-designed Strategic Plan – A Roadmap to Destination Cincinnati Public Schools

BOE contact info

Board of Education

Mail should be directed to:
Cincinnati Public Schools
Office of the Board Members
P.O. Box 5381
Cincinnati, OH 45201-5381

Building Location:
2651 Burnet Avenue (45219)

Phyllis Davis
Board's administrative assistant
Phone: 513-363-0040     
Fax: 513-363-0035

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