Spread the Word about Exciting LA College-Readiness Report

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February 7, 2014 The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) has released an exciting new report that shows that Los Angeles charter schools are doing an extraordinary job of preparing students of all backgrounds for college.

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Key Findings

  • In Los Angeles, the percentage of high school graduates who completed all college preparatory coursework is 4 times as high at charter public schools as it is at traditional district schools.
  • Charter schools graduate high school students at higher rates than traditional district schools - 79% versus 66% for traditional schools.
  • Charter schools are closing the achievement gap for high school students who have historically been left behind by the system. This includes low-income students, Latino and African-American students, and students who are English learners.
  • Charter high schools that serve LA's most socioeconomically disadvantaged students achieve the same results as all charter schools. They continue to deliver a higher percentage of college-ready graduates than their traditional school counterparts.