We opened our doors in 2010 and have already seen tremendous growth in our students. From 2010 to 2015, our first cohort of students' proficiency in math has grown by an astounding 34% and in English by 14%.
Our students are 98 percent Latino or African-American and 100 percent are admitted through a lottery. Students are given a preference in the lottery if they are an English Language Learner living in the Community School District in which our school is located—District 6. Many students come to us in the fifth grade two to five years behind due to a variety of factors that could include emotional and/or learning challenges, English is a second language and the impact of poverty.