Transforming the lives of students and families.

The nation’s best public charter schools are making it possible for families to find more schools that fit their children’s learning needs and create enhanced opportunities for life success.

 

 

Academic Results

The charter networks that we support represent some of the nation’s most successful operators of public schools.

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More than three-quarters of the schools we support outperformed their districts in either math or reading on state tests in 2018–19.

62%

62% 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.

80%

In nearly 80% of schools in the CSGF portfolio, low-income, black, and Latinx students achieve proficiency in math or reading at higher rates than students of similar backgrounds in their state.

95%

95% of students who attend CSGF-supported schools graduate high school at a rate that is 10 points higher than the national rate for all students and 15 points higher than the national rate for black and Latinx students.

 


Growth

The schools that we support enroll nearly 500,000 students, of whom 77 percent are from low-income families and 92 percent are of color.

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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.

32,750

32,750 students from CSGF-supported schools matriculated to a 2-year or 4-year college since 2015.

40-60k

Every year, the schools we support are serving 40–60k new students—basically adding a high-performing school district the size of a DC Public Schools or an Oakland Unified (CA) each year.

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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.

 


GROWTH HIGHLIGHTS

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 nearly 750k students—and in doing so, prepare more students to succeed in college than any single school district in the country.

PORTFOLIO SCHOOLS & STUDENTS PROJECTED THROUGH 2021

50 schools

17,000 students

2005

1,075 schools

480,000 students

2020

1,350 schools

575,000 students

2021