ECS Schools Named as Top Public Schools in LA County

ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER SCHOOLS SITES – ECHS & ECMS-INGLEWOOD – ARE NAMED L.A. COUNTY TOP PUBLIC SCHOOL FOR CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP FOR LOW-INCOME LATINO STUDENTS

It is one of nearly 300 schools in the county recognized for their work to help students succeed and increase college eligibility.

Los Angeles, CA – Both Environmental Charter High School and Environmental Charter Middle School – Inglewood are among 300 schools throughout Los Angeles County that are closing the achievement gap for low-income African American and Latino students. The list of schools is published in a new study, L.A. Top Public Schools for Underserved Students, by Innovate Public Schools – Los Angeles, a non-profit committed to helping kids and their families access quality education, and the University of Southern California (USC).

These Top Public Schools are closing the achievement gap by exceeding statewide average scores in English Language Arts and mathematics. At ECHS, where 74% of low-income students are Latino, 63% of students are on grade level. Additionally, 91% of low-income Latino students are eligible for the Cal State and University of California systems. At ECMS-Inglewood, where 80% of low-income students are Latino, 57% of students are on grade level.

In addition to being listed in the report, both ECS schools along with other Top Public Schools were be recognized at a special Top Schools L.A.: Leading the Way on Education Equity celebratory event at USC’s Tutor Center Ballroom (3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089) on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include a special ceremony, breakout sessions led by education experts and more.

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