ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 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.
Lawndale, CA – Environmental Charter High School 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 ECHS, where 74% of low-income students are Latino, 63% of students are on grade level. Additionally, 91% of low-income Latino students are eligible for the Cal State and University of California systems.
In addition to being listed in the report, ECHS along with other Top Public Schools were recognized at a special Top Schools L.A.: Leading the Way on Education Equity celebratory event at USC’s Tutor Center Ballroom.