California’s Gold Ribbon Awarded to Three Green Dot Schools

Gold Ribbon
Gold Ribbon

By Cristina de Jesus

CEO, Green Dot Public Schools California

Today we are excited to learn that two of Green Dot Public Schools California’s high schools, Ánimo Inglewood and Ánimo Leadership, have received a Gold Ribbon Schools Award from the California State Board of Education. Ánimo Inglewood and Ánimo Leadership join Ánimo Pat Brown in the honor of receiving the State’s highest recognition for educational excellence — Ánimo Pat Brown received a Gold Ribbon in 2015. Schools are invited to apply for consideration of the award if they have demonstrated tremendous gains and exemplary achievements in state standards, particularly in math and English proficiency.

We applaud the work of the school leaders, staff and students at all three schools, as well as all of the coaches and operations team members who support them. Because of their hard work, they have achieved outstanding results:

State Average (11th grade)

Ánimo Pat Brown

Ánimo Inglewood

Ánimo Leadership

2016 SBAC English Language Arts Proficiency





2016 SBAC Math Proficiency





2015 Cohort Graduation Rate





We could not be more proud of these school communities, knowing the hours they spend to nurture the brilliance within every child. We thank all Green Dot employees and the friends of Green Dot for your tireless efforts toward fulfilling our mission for all students to graduate prepared for college, leadership and life.

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