ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER IS NAMED L.A. COUNTY TOP PUBLIC SCHOOL FOR CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP FOR
LOW-INCOME LATINO STUDENTS
It is one of nearly 300 schools in the county recognized for their work to help students succeed and increase college eligibility.
Inglewood, CA – Environmental Charter Middle School – Inglewood is among 300 schools throughout Los Angeles County that are closing the achievement gap for low-income Latino students. The list of schools is published in a new study, L.A. Top Public Schools for Underserved Students, by Innovate Public Schools – Los Angeles, a non-profit committed to helping kids and their families access quality education, and the University of Southern California (USC).
These Top Public Schools are closing the achievement gap by exceeding statewide average scores in English Language Arts and mathematics. At Environmental Charter Middle School – Inglewood, where 80% of low-income students are Latino, 57% of students are on grade level.
In addition to being listed in the report, Environmental Charter Middle School – Inglewood along with other Top Public Schools was recognized at a special Top Schools L.A.: Leading the Way on Education Equity celebratory event at USC’s Tutor Center Ballroom on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
[Photo]: Environmental Charter Schools Board President, Anthony Jowid, with Danielle Kelsick (ECS Director of Curriculum and Instruction), Dr. Beth Bernstein-Yamashiro (ECMS-I Principal) and Dr. Geneva Matthews (ECMS-I Assistant Principal).