Innovate Public Schools Los Angeles, in Partnership with USC Price School of Public Policy, recently published a striking efficacy report on Los Angeles County elementary, middle and high schools[1].

The report shows a list of L.A. County public schools that are closing opportunity gaps. These are schools beating the statewide average for low-income Latino or African American students in one or more factors including math and reading scores, and college eligibility rates, while maintaining low suspension rates.

According to the report, just over 12% of schools in Los Angeles County are helping to successfully close the gap for low-income Latino students – and Value Schools is on their list!

Innovate Public Schools has found that:

  • 2,068 schools are in operation in Los Angeles County.
  • 1,331 of those schools serve a significant number of low-income Latino students.
  • 257 of them are considered Top Schools. 

Innovate Public Schools FindingsWith a greater percentage of low-income Latino students than most schools in Los Angeles County, Value Schools is making a difference in the lives of students who need it most. The report shows that among:

High Schools providing a top-rated education for low-income Latino students:

  • Central City Value High School is ranked 25thamong high schools in LA County.

Middle Schools teaching Math:

  • Everest Value School is ranked 19thamong middle schools in LA County.

Elementary Schools teaching English:

  • Everest Value School is ranked 106thamong elementary schools in the county;
  • Downtown Value School is ranked 120thamong elementary schools in LA County.

[1]"Top LA County Public Schools - 2019." Innovate Public Schools. April 29, 2019. Accessed April 29, 2019. https://reports.innovateschools.org/top-la-public-schools/