LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools announced that according to State data, it ranks #1 in English and Math gains over the last two years on the California Standards Test (CST) among 162 mid- to large-size school systems.1 Moreover, the Partnership network of schools ranked #2 in the State in Math gains this past year and #5 in ELA gains among the State’s 163 mid- to large-size school systems.
Over the last two years, Partnership schools and their nearly 16,000 low-income students, who live in Watts, Boyle Heights and South LA, outpaced the State and the Los Angeles School District (LAUSD) in every content area tested by the CST, more than doubling the state and LAUSD gains in Math and History.
- English: Partnership schools up +6.5%; LAUSD +3.6%; State +2%
- Math: Partnership schools up +7.5%; LAUSD +2.4%; State +0.8%
- Science: Partnership schools up +6.9%; LAUSD +3.6%; State +1.8%
- History: Partnership school up +6.6%; LAUSD +2.6%; State +1.8%
- Four Partnership schools ranked among the top 10 traditional high schools in the State last year in English gains, with RHS Magnet, RHS AHMAS, RHS HARTS and RHS STEM ranking 2, 3, 7 and 8, respectively
- Two Partnership schools ranked among the top 10 traditional high schools in State last year in Math gains, with RHS Magnet and Mendez Math & Science ranking 4 and 6, respectively
“Our progress is a testament to the talent of our students and to the power of great teaching,” said Joan Sullivan, CEO of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. “We are extremely proud to be leading the State in performance gains, and know that we have only scratched the surface of what our students and teachers can do.”
About the Partnership
The Partnership for LA Schools is an independent non-profit focused on turning around some of LA’s toughest public schools and on piloting innovations that can be scaled across Los Angeles Unified School District. With nearly 16,000 students across 17 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South LA, the Partnership is larger than the Beverly Hills and Santa Monica school districts combined, and is one of the largest public school turnaround initiatives in the nation. Over the last two years, Partnership students ranked #1 in the State in English and Math gains, and last year the Partnership schools outperformed the State and LAUSD in every tested content area. To learn more about the Partnership please visit our website at: www.partnershipla.org.
1 School systems with more than 10,000 students