Success Academy Charter Schools Aim to Innovate Education

For the high-performing New York City-based Success Academy Charter Schools, 2017 has been a banner year.

The network of 46 schools across four boroughs, which enrolls more than 15,000 students, serve primarily low-income students of color in historically disadvantaged neighborhoods who consistently outscore their whiter, wealthier peers. On the most recent slate of New York state proficiency tests, students enrolled in Success Academy schools ranked in the top 1 percent in math and the top 1.5 percent in English.

Over the summer, researchers at Stanford University’s CREDO found that over the course of three years, Success Academy students made 228 more days’ worth of math gains than district school students with comparable demographics, as well as 120 more days’ worth of gains in reading.

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