Who we are

Accelerate Great Schools is a nonprofit fund dedicated to student success in Cincinnati.

The bottom line is that Cincinnati does not have enough excellent schools to serve all of our students well.

Accelerate Great Schools provides funding to existing and new schools in Cincinnati and works with them to achieve their goals of providing a quality education. We do this because:

Every student, in every neighborhood of Cincinnati, deserves an excellent school.

Accelerate Great Schools supports students by:

  • Supporting the growth of great, high-performing schools in Cincinnati.

  • Supporting principals and teachers - great schools have great staff!

  • Supporting community and parents to be involved in schools and have a voice.

Currently only some students in Cincinnati attend a school that has earned an A or a B on the state of Ohio’s report card.

Accelerate Great Schools wants to change that reality quickly by working with educators, parents, and community. Our goal is to double the number of high-quality seats in our city by 2020 and quadruple the number by 2025 - creating over 13,000 spots in great schools.

There are 52 neighborhoods in Cincinnati. Each one deserves a great school.

Does your neighborhood have a great school? Click here to see ratings for public schools in Cincinnati.