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.

75%

75% of CSGF portfolio schools help their students achieve proficiency at rates that exceed their host districts on state tests.

80%

In roughly 80% of CSGF-supported schools, Black and Latinx students show proficiency at higher rates than other Black and Latinx students in their states.

3x

CSGF portfolio schools help students from low-income backgrounds read on grade level at a rate that is >3x higher than statistical expectations.

 


Growth

The schools that we support enroll over 535,000 students, of whom 73 percent are from low-income families and 92 percent are of color.

2/3

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.

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.

1/3

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