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Four Magnolia Schools Recognized by U.S. News & World Report!

We’re thrilled to share with you that five of our Magnolia schools have been recognized for their incredible work in advancing student achievement for all of our students. Three Magnolia schools were among the top 8% of high schools in the country, according to rankings by the U.S. News & World Report which were released today. The rankings also put MSA-1 and MSA-2 in the top 25 best charter high schools in Los Angeles Unified. Furthermore, in a separate report, three Magnolia schools were listed among the Top L.A. County Public Schools for Underserved Students, according to research conducted by USC and Innovate Public Schools. We are so proud of our students and staff!

Dear Magnolia Friends and Family,

 

We’re thrilled to share with you that five of our Magnolia schools have been recognized for their incredible work in advancing student achievement for all of our students. Three Magnolia schools were among the top 8% of high schools in the country, according to rankings by the U.S. News & World Report which were released today. The rankings also put MSA-1 and MSA-2 in the top 25 best charter high schools in Los Angeles Unified. Furthermore, in a separate report, three Magnolia schools were listed among the Top L.A. County Public Schools for Underserved Students, according to research conducted by USC and Innovate Public Schools. We are so proud of our students and staff!

 

This is the 12th year in a row that Magnolia schools have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report. We’re proud of the repeat validation that Magnolia is providing a high-quality, college-going learning environment for all of its students—and is doing so consistently.

 

The 2019 U.S. News Best High Schools ranks over 17,000 public high schools out of a review of more than 23,000 nationwide. U.S. News judge schools by six indicators: college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved student performance, and graduation rates.

 

Here are some of Magnolia’s highlights:

  • MSA-1 (Reseda) was ranked in the top 6% of high schools in the country and top 8% in California.
  • MSA-2 (Valley) was ranked in the top 7% of high schools in the country and top 10% in California.
  • MSA-3 (Carson) was ranked in the top 8% of high schools in the country and top 11% in California.

 

Additionally, Innovate Public Schools, in partnership with USC, released Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for Underserved Students 2019. This report analyzed over 2,000 schools and found only 300 that are actively working to close the achievement gap for low-income students of color. We’re proud that MSA-1, MSA-3, and MSA-5 were recognized as part of that group for their work advancing student success and doing their part to close the achievement gap.

 

My high school had been underserved for decades by the broader public school system. More than 50 percent of the students would drop out. I always believed that those outcomes were not a reflection of the students—but the quality of education being offered to us. Magnolia proves every day that when you provide a challenging STEM-focused education, students will rise up to meet the higher expectations. Each year, more than 94 percent of Magnolia seniors are accepted to college and among the graduates each year, 85 percent complete high school meeting UC/CSU required courses—compared to 49 percent at Los Angeles Unified.

 

Thank you for your continued support of our schools and our students and for walking with us on this journey to make sure that all students, no matter their zip codes, are prepared to excel in college and achieve their full potential.

 

Onward!

 

Alfredo Rubalcava

 

 




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