Nine Green Dot High Schools Ranked Best in the U.S.


Nine Green Dot Public Schools rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best High School Rankings. Most notably, Ánimo Leadership Charter High School is ranked in the top 1% of high schools in the nation, as well as the best high school in its district. Ánimo Inglewood, Ánimo Pat Brown and Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High Schools remain in the top 10% of high schools in the nation. Additionally, Ánimo Watts, Ánimo South Los Angeles, Ánimo Ralph Bunche, Ánimo Jackie Robinson, and Ánimo Venice Charter High Schools are among the top 25% of schools in the nation.

“We are humbled by this recognition. The efforts of our students, teachers, counselors, administrators and support staff have made our high schools among the best in the country,” said Dr. Cristina de Jesus, CEO of Green Dot Public Schools California. “We are inspired every day by the inherent brilliance in each of our students, and it is our goal to ensure all of our students have access to the highest quality educational opportunities possible as we prepare them for college, leadership and life.”

Green Dot is dedicated to creating academically rigorous schools in communities that have the highest need of quality public school options. Across the network, every classroom provides students with a personalized learning plan and differentiated support to meet their needs and ensure college readiness.

“This recognition affirms Green Dot’s approach and our role as a source of innovation and a replicable model of excellence in public education. Green Dot has a strong history of addressing the most pressing challenges in public education and remains committed to preparing the college graduates needed to build and sustain pathways to prosperity in the communities we serve,” said Chad Soleo, CEO of Green Dot Public Schools National.

As Green Dot celebrates 20 years of excellence, we look forward to continuing the impact our schools have on the lives of students as they harness their potential and chart a course for lifelong success.