Equity in CH-UH


Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Equity in CH-UH

Our District's Policy

In 2016, CH-UH implemented an Educational Equity Policy, the first of its kind in Cuyahoga County. Educational equity addresses the polices, practices, programs, personnel and resources required to ensure access to educational opportunity and achievement for all students. Educational equity benefits all students, and our entire community.

Equity Task Force

Guiding Statements

Mission: The Equity Task Force seeks to create educational equity to raise achievement for all students, especially for students of color, by building awareness and celebrating culture and differences, and providing differentiated resources, because responsibility for disparity rests with adults, not children.

Vision: CH-UH is a responsive, reflective, and honest community which embraces cultural differences to prepare all students for global success.  Race must cease to be a predictor of student achievement.

National School Boards Association's Definition of Educational Equity: "We affirm in our actions that each student can, will, and shall learn. We recognize that based on factors including but not limited to disability, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status, students are deprived of equitable educational opportunities. Educational equity is the intentional allocation of resources, instruction, and opportunities according to need, requiring that discriminatory practices, prejudices, and beliefs be identified and eradicated."
The CH-UH Educational Equity Champions initiative was developed to expand support for District staff, the Strategic Plan, and Educational Equity Policy Goals. By expanding opportunities, supporting systemic transformation, and integrating the District’s policy, this program builds individual agency in leading social justice initiatives and systemic change. Below are the Champions for the 2022-2023 school year.

Boulevard Elementary: Sabrina Green & Julie Walker
Fairfax Elementary: Lisa Smith
Gearity Professional Development School: TaRhonda Ward
Heights High: Amy Bloomberg, Kathleen Scully & Dr. Brandon Towns
Monticello: Jeannise Andres
Noble Elementary: Mary Windham
Oxford Elementary: Taniesha Jackson
Roxboro Elementary: Shelley Pulling
Roxboro Middle: Suzanne Nelson
Board of Education: Erin Hanna, Toia Robinson-Snowden


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Dec. 15, 2023 -- Students in all grade levels are invited to enter the 27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay, Poem, and Poster Contest sponsored by the City of Cleveland Heights.
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East View United's 34th Annual MLK Jr. Essay Contest, Deadline January 9

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CH-UH Publishes 2022 District Quality Profile

Jan. 3, 2023 -- The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District has published its annual Quality Profile. The publication includes information on District programs and initiatives, acting as a comprehensive viewbook for the school district.
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Statement On Ohio Board of Education's Anti-LGBTQ Resolution

Dec. 23, 2022 -- The Ohio State Board of Education has adopted a resolution opposing Title IX protections for LGBTQ+ children. The resolution is an amended version of the text originally brought forth in September. However, the resolution - and the foundation of bigotry it’s built upon - is harmful, dishonest, and completely unacceptable.
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District Makes Strides in Closing Educational Gaps: 2021-2022 State Report Card Results

Sept. 15, 2022 -- The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District is showing notable progress in the Ohio state report card data for 2021-2022, especially in closing educational gaps for students.  
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Students, Educator Recognized with Excellence Awards

May 26, 2022 -- The Educational Service Center (ESC) of Northeast Ohio and State Support Team – Region 3 recognized students with special needs, peers and educators with the annual Excellence in Education Awards.
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Noble Elementary Named PTA National School of Excellence

Aug. 25, 2021 -- Noble Elementary is approaching this new school year with extra pride, having just been recognized as a PTA National School of Excellence. The two-year distinction is bestowed on schools after they demonstrate a partnership between the PTA and school that “enriches the educational experience and overall well-being for all students,” according to the National PTA website.
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Heights High English Class Examines Theme of Power

Aug. 18, 2021 -- A group of 20 Heights High School freshmen and sophomores created an impactful photo and essay piece surrounding the theme of power.
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Social-Emotional & Basic Needs Surveys Available For PreK-12 Students

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