Our schools are built on the principle of transforming public education, while forging new pathways for success in college, leadership, and life for all students. This year, the U.S. News & World Report has ranked all eligible Green Dot California high schools among the best in the nation in its 2022 Best High School rankings.
These high schools include: Ánimo Leadership Charter High School, Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy, Ánimo Venice Charter High School, Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School, Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School, Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School, Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, and Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy.
“This recognition is a testament to our 20-year mission to transform public education, and to give all students an opportunity to find success in college, leadership, and life,” said Dr. Cristina de Jesus, CEO & President of Green Dot Public Schools California. “These awards also acknowledge the dedication our school leaders, teachers, and educational support staff expend to give our students a high-quality public education.”
Ánimo Leadership is ranked among the top 1 percent of high schools in the nation— and among the top 4 percent of high schools in California. Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo, Ánimo Inglewood, Ánimo Venice, Ánimo Jackie Robinson, Ánimo Ralph Bunche, Ánimo Watts, and Ánimo Pat Brown rank among the top 25 percent of high schools in the nation.
“We are exceptionally proud to learn that 10 of our high schools have earned this recognition for 2022,” said Annette Gonzalez, Chief Academic Officer, Green Dot Public Schools California. “Our schools are leading the way in leveling the educational opportunity in the communities that we serve across Los Angeles, and we are all looking forward to seeing what else our team of educators will accomplish together.”
We are proud of the recognition, and will continue to support our schools with the fulfillment of our mission to transform public education. With our community stakeholders, we will continue to remove barriers to student learning and prepare even more students for success in college, leadership, and life.