Our Results

Breakthrough Schools is the highest rated network of public charter schools in Cleveland, Ohio. On average, our students outperform their peers across the city in every subject, and close the Achievement Gap through the hard work and dedication they demonstrate every day.

This Is Working

Combining our shared principles with our unique educational models, we are able to deliver a portfolio of unique, effective educational options to our community. This nationally innovative approach is working.

2014 Student Performance, All Schools in Cleveland

2014 Student Performance, All Schools in Ohio

2014 Student Performance, Breakthrough Schools

Breakthrough Schools is also very proud to be the first recipient of Charter School Growth Fund (CSGF) funding and support in Ohio. CSGF invests in high-quality urban charter networks committed to growing to serve more children. Read more about this prestigious investment on the CSGF website.

Latest News


Breakthrough Schools, Menlo Park Academy land $10M in state grants for West Side expansion

By Breakthrough Schools | August 22, 2016

Originally printed in Cleveland.com on August 19, 2016 CLEVELAND, Ohio – Menlo Park Academy and theBreakthrough charter schools will receive the largest grants from the state from a new $25 million fund to help charters rehabilitate or build schools. Menlo Park’s gifted program, now located in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland, will receive $4.6 million for…


Breakthrough’s newest spot will get Head Start

By Terrance Reynolds | August 2, 2016

This article was originally published at Crain’s Cleveland Business. On Aug. 16, Breakthrough Schools will officially open the doors on its newest educational option, the E Prep & Village Prep Willard Campus. It’s not the first new school the charter school network has launched, and it’s not likely to be the last, either. John Zitzner,…

Breakthrough Schools students visit PBS Newshour

Students visit PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff at NPR’s Ideastream!

By Breakthrough Schools | July 20, 2016

Two students from Breakthrough Schools visited PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff at NPR’s Ideastream – thanks to NPR, Ideastream, NewsHour, and Judy for taking the time! What a great experience for our students.