The annual Top Public Schools report celebrates the 278 schools closing the opportunity gap for low-income Black and Latino students in Los Angeles County.
What is a Top Public School? Top Public Schools are schools that are beating the statewide average in one or more factors including math and reading scores, college eligibility, and suspension rates. To qualify for this list, schools must also serve a representative proportion of low-income Black or Latino students.
This list highlights the schools that are leading the way, but in order for all low-income students of color to thrive academically, we must radically transform our educational system. Low-income Black and Latino students combined make up the majority of students in Los Angeles County, yet only 23% of schools eligible for our list are closing the opportunity gap. We must all hold ourselves accountable to ensure that all low-income students of color have access to a world-class education. Being silent enables this systemic racism to continue.