We’d give us an “A”
We are an organization whose sole focus is raising academic achievement for the underserved, and we measure our success by the absolute gains made by students in our schools.
Given the opportunity to learn in a structured, no-excuses environment, Building Excellent Schools scholars outperform their peers in state and local districts. They pass state exams, graduate from high school and attend college—accomplishments that would be nearly impossible if not for the tireless work and dedication of the school leaders trained and supported by Building Excellent Schools.
In 2011-2012, 100% of students in all BES schools outperformed their state peers in math, and 71% outperformed their state peers in English language arts in our schools’ highest grade.
Democracy Prep Charter Middle School (New York, NY) was ranked the #1 public middle school and the #1 charter school in New York City on the 2010 Chancellor’s Progress Report. According to the 2011 Chancellor’s Progress Report, Democracy Prep ranks as the #1 charter management organization in the city, in terms of year-to-year student growth.
New Leaders’ Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) has recognized the following BES schools as leading the nation in charter school academic performance: Boston Preparatory
Charter Public School (Boston, MA), Columbus Collegiate Academy (Columbus, OH) and Achievement Preparatory Academy (Washington, DC).
Achievement Preparatory Academy (Washington, DC) was recognized in 2009 as the highest value added public school (district and charter), with students making more year-to-year gains than any
other public school in the city.
Boston Preparatory Charter Public School (Boston, MA) was identified in a 2008 national study by the United States Department of Education as one of the top 5 charter schools in the nation in
terms of student growth.
To view achievements by school, download our Report Card.