The nation’s best public charter schools are making it possible for tens of thousands of students to be the first in their families to graduate from college.
The charter networks that we support represent some of the nation’s most successful operators of public schools.
More than three-quarters of the schools we support outperformed their districts in either math or reading on state tests in 2015–16.
Nearly 60% of the schools in our portfolio are performing on par with or better than their state’s average in math–closing achievement gaps with more affluent students.
More than 33,000 graduates of our portfolio schools have gone to college since 2007, a number we expect to grow tenfold within the next decade.
Alumni of the high schools that we support are typically four times more likely to graduate from college than the average low-income student.
More than 98 percent of Collegiate Academies’ seniors have been accepted to college. Eighty five percent of them will be the first in their families to attend college.
For two years in a row, more African-American students at the Brooke Charter Schools earned the highest score on the state math test than their counterparts in the entire Boston public school system.
Economically-disadvantaged Latino students at Voices College-Bound Language Academies are meeting or exceeding reading standards at nearly twice the rate of their counterparts in California.
Summit Public Schools’ Summit Prep High School ranked #1 in the Bay Area and #3 in California for serving students with disabilities.
Rocky Mountain Prep was the highest performing of all elementary schools in Denver that serve predominantly low-income students.
The schools that we support enroll more than 370,000 students, of whom 79 percent are low-income and 94 percent are of color.
Nearly two-thirds of our portfolio members ran just one or two schools when we invested in their growth. Many of them now operate five or more schools; some serve more than 10,000 students.
The nonprofit charter networks we support opened more than 70 new schools in fall 2016 alone.
Every year, the schools we support are serving 40–50k new students—basically adding a high-performing school district the size of a DC Public Schools or an Oakland Unified (CA) each year.
We project that CSGF portfolio members will serve more than one in three students in Denver, Memphis, and New Orleans within the next 10 years.
The number of students enrolled in the public charter schools that we support has increased more than 16-fold over the past decade. Within the next five years, our portfolio could serve half a million students—and in doing so, prepare more students to succeed in college than any single school district in the country.