GreatSchools.org launches expanded College Readiness Rating

New information helps parents understand if their children can access high-level courses and Dual Enrollment in community colleges

OAKLAND, CA (December 12, 2019)GreatSchools.org, a national nonprofit empowering parents with information to unlock educational opportunities for their children, released a new, expanded College Readiness Rating including new data about advanced courses and programs to earn college credits while still attending high school. For the first time, GreatSchools is adding information about Dual Enrollment, or the opportunity for high school students to take college classes earning credits towards an associate degree. Also, parents can now find information about the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) program found in many public high schools in communities across the country. Continue reading “”

GreatSchools Unveils New Data on School District Finances

Data can help parents and policymakers advocate for more equitable spending

OAKLAND, CA (December 12, 2019)GreatSchools.org, a national nonprofit empowering parents with information to unlock educational opportunities for their children, is proud to unveil new data on individual school districts’ revenue and spending. With this update, parents can better understand how a school district allocates its funds and take action to ensure that resources are allocated more equitably. Continue reading “”

College Success Award Celebrates 814 High Schools that Prepare Students to Get to and Succeed in College

First Recognition of its Kind Underscores the Importance of School-Level Postsecondary Data

OAKLAND, CA (April 26, 2018) — GreatSchools is proud to unveil the inaugural cohort of College Success Award recipients. This first-of-its-kind honor recognizes 814 schools across nine states that excel in ensuring students prepare for college, enroll in college and succeed once they get there. Continue reading “”

GreatSchools Launches Expanded School Rating System for Parents in California

Parents to Find Information on More Factors that Have an Impact on Student Success

OAKLAND, CA – September 21, 2017 — GreatSchools—the leading nonprofit provider of trusted school information—is rolling out new school ratings for all schools nationally, starting with California. Parents in California now have expanded information about important aspects of schools—including course access, student progress, and equity—that can help them support their children’s education and take action to improve their local schools.


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Education Index Identifies 500 Schools where Low Income Students Outpace National Average for More Affluent Peers

Unprecedented analysis of low-income student achievement in large U.S. cities gives reason for both optimism and concern; highlights limitations and potential of state and local data

OAKLAND, Calif., June 20, 2017 – The performance of students from low-income families matches or exceeds that of their more advantaged peers in reading and math at 500 schools identified using the Education Equality Index (EEI), released today. The Index, which aims to create a nationally comparative measure of low-income student achievement, analyzed data for over 55,000 schools nationwide. The public website features the academic performance of students from low-income families in 213 of the 300 largest cities in America, according to school-age population, and which had available data.
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