Transforming the lives of students and families.

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.

 

 

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 2015–16.

60%

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.

33,000

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.

4x

Alumni of the high schools that we support are typically four times more likely to graduate from college than the average low-income student.

 


Growth

The schools that we support enroll more than 370,000 students, of whom 79 percent are low-income and 94 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.

70+

The nonprofit charter networks we support opened more than 70 new schools in fall 2016 alone.

40-50k

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.

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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 half a million 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 2020

50 schools

17,000 students

2005

800 schools

370,000 students

2017

1,300 schools

500,000 students

2020

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