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 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.

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Breakthrough Schools earns Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2016!

By Breakthrough Schools | June 13, 2016

Breakthrough Schools is so honored to receive the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Award for Northeast Ohio. Alan Rosskamm and John Zitzner accepted the award on behalf of all the students, staff, teachers, leaders, parents, families, board members, and supporters of our organization. Congrats to everyone on such on honor!

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My Hope Is That All Cleveland Kids Can Benefit From a Quality Education Like I Did

By Terrance Reynolds | May 14, 2016

LETTERS FROM ALUMNI SERIES, 2016 TERRANCE REYNOLDS, E PREP CLIFFS ALUMNI I am writing to tell you a little bit about where I am in life now thanks to the education I received at Breakthrough Schools. I was born and raised in Cleveland. Before going to Breakthrough, I attended several other primary schools but did…