Academic success

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Urban Community School is a model of education in the city of Cleveland and a recognized leader in developing educational programs that help inner-city children achieve academic success. Throughout the years, Urban Community School has received numerous awards and distinctions. Among the most prestigious honors are:


Received the Excellence in Education Award from the U.S. Department of Education, now know as the Blue Ribbon Award


Named a School of Excellence by The Cleveland Foundation and The George Gund Foundation


Accepted into Schools That Can, "a national nonprofit network of stand-alone, high-performing independent and charter schools operating in underserved communities." (