Partnership for Los Angeles Schools: A unique effort to transform an urban school district

Our Los Angeles-based grantee called the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is spotlighted in this article for pioneering an innovative partnership between 18 of the lowest-performing grade schools, middle schools, and high schools in the Los Angeles School District. 

The article highlights that "the partnership offers a strong example of how donors [...] can band together to improve these schools in a large urban center."

We are also very proud of the results that have been documented so far:

  • 95 percent of partnership schools have improved in English language arts relative to other schools in the state.
  • Almost 90 percent have improved their statewide percentile rank in math.
  • The average high school graduation rate at partnership schools exceeds 80 percent, which is higher than the district in some places.