Cleveland Metropolitan Schools CEO Eric Gordon gave the annual State of the Schools address Wednesday.
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Earlier this month, the district received an overall F grade on the state report card, though it fell just one percent shy of a D grade.
The district received an overall performance index score of 59.077, an improvement since its 55.123 rating the previous year.
The district received failing marks for value-added, a measure of whether students made the progress expected of them in a year. However, the district's graduation rate rose 2.8 percent to 71.9 percent for a 20 percent spike over the last six years.
Literacy also saw an improvement as the K-3 literacy grade jumped from an F to a C as students on track in reading more than doubled.