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Cincinnati Public Schools is Greater Cincinnati's largest, and Ohio's second largest, school district, serving about 36,000 students (preschool to 12th grade) in 65 schools across a 91-square-mile district in southwest Ohio.

In the 2022-2023 school year, CPS launched the “Be Present!” campaign to help key stakeholders find their own special way to support students. To “Be Present!” is more than being seen - it is about making each engaging opportunity with our schools and students authentic, to help them prepare for the future. Our students, given the right support, can achieve at high levels. It truly takes an entire community to help a child reach their full potential.

It’s easy for Cincinnatians to find their place at CPS to “Be Present!”

  • Students "BE PRESENT!"; In School. On Time. Ready To Learn.
  • Teachers "BE PRESENT!"; At CPS. Achieving Greatness. Ready For Success.
  • Families "BE PRESENT!"; At Home. With Students. Ready To Support.
  • Community "BE PRESENT!"; In Cincinnati. Partnering Together. Ready To Engage.

We encourage students to be in class every day and ready to learn. From our teachers and non-instructional staff, we ask that they pay attention to students' talents, encourage them to pursue their passions and celebrate their success. We want families and caregivers to be their child’s number one advocate in their educational journey by attending parent-teacher conferences, volunteering, getting involved with parent organizations, reading to and with their children, helping them with their homework and making sure they have a dedicated space at home to study. From businesses, faith-based organizations and neighborhood associations, come partner with us – volunteer, mentor, tutor and/or donate in-kind or your time. No matter how small you think your effort might be, it matters to our children - and it’s important.

“Be Present!” with CPS and be prepared to be amazed!

For more information or to get involved visit, call (513) 363-0123 or email

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