For 17 years, Green Dot Public Schools has dedicated itself to creating positive, academically rigorous public schools in neighborhoods across the country that are in highest need of quality school options. We are proud of the work we’ve done to serve high school and middle school students in Los Angeles, Memphis, and Tacoma.
This week we are particularly pleased, as the U.S. News & World Report has issued its Best High Schools 2017 report. The report recognizes each of our nine independent public charter high schools as among the best in the nation, with Ánimo Leadership ranking in the top 1% and earning Gold medal. Joining Ánimo Leadership on the gold podium is Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo, which is also ranked in the top 10 Los Angeles Unified School District’s schools.
We are honored that students in the neighborhoods we serve are able to succeed in public high schools of the highest possible caliber. Earning Silver recognition are our remaining independent public charter high schools:
- Ánimo Ralph Bunche
- Ánimo Inglewood
- Ánimo South Los Angeles
- Ánimo Pat Brown
- Ánimo Venice
- Ánimo Jackie Robinson
- Ánimo Watts
“Our students, families, and staff work incredibly hard to achieve this level of success. We’re proud of our schools who ranked among America’s best,” said Cristina de Jesus, CEO of Green Dot Public Schools California. “Particularly in a time when charter schools are under fire, we look to this independent recognition as a proof point that we are delivering on our mission to prepare all students for college, leadership, and life.”
When we are recognized in this way, it affirms our model is working: providing a top-notch public education in neighborhoods historically served by persistently low-performing schools. Our vision is that we can, working with devoted and unionized educators in a Title I setting, prepare all students for college, leadership, and life. At Green Dot, we’re proud of all our schools as they continue to make a significant difference for America’s students, and we look forward to carrying on this incredibly important work.