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SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOLS RANK #1 IN MATH ACCORDING TO 2023 NYS TEST SCORE RESULTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 18, 2024

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Jessica Siegel
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SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOLS RANK #1 IN MATH ACCORDING TO 2023 NYS TEST SCORE RESULTS

The charter network grabbed top spot among K–12 NYS schools systems with 95% or more test participation.  

New York, NY, January, 18, 2024 — The results are finally in. According to newly released and analyzed 2023 New York state test score data, Success Academy ranked #1 in the state in Math test scores. In addition to being first in Math, the charter network ranked #3 in English Language Arts among districts with test participation rates of 95% or more. With opt-out rates of 50% or more at many schools, the rankings reflect districts with the most rigor. 

“At a time when school districts across the country are lowering standards, inflating grades, and limiting opportunities, we’re raising the bar and increasing access,” said Eva Moskowitz, Founder and CEO of Success Academy. “In today’s world, math is the great equalizer — and we set our students up for success by hiring teachers who are enthusiastic about the subject matter they teach. Our achievements demonstrate that all children can thrive when they have access to excellent schools and teachers who support them.” 

In addition to overall performance  — and at a time when racial disparities in achievement continue to persist across city and state — no other large school district in the state came close to Success Academy’s scores among Black and Hispanic students.

Success Academy (SA) NYS Test Score Highlights:

  • 14 of NYC’s 25 top-performing schools in math are Success Academy Charter Schools. 

    • Six of the city’s top performers in ELA are Success Academy Charter Schools.

  • While SA’s students outperformed their city and state peers in all subgroups, the performance of its Black and Hispanic students was notable: 

    • In math, 49% of SA’s Black and 55% of SA’s Hispanic students scored a 4 

    • In ELA, 32% of SA’s Black & Hispanic students scored a 4

  • SA students with special needs scores: 

    • In math, 79% passed, three times the rate of their city and state peers

    • In ELA, 56% passed, double the rate of their city and three times the rate of their state peers 

 

Test Score Ranking Among NYS Districts with 95% Participation or More 

 

1

Success Academy Charter Schools 

2

Bronxville

3

Chappaqua

4

Blind Brook-Rye

5

Briarcliff Manor 

Recently, the charter network unveiled their “Education Moonshot,” an innovative reverse-engineered learning content redesign aimed at college preparedness. The new cohesive curriculum will ensure SA graduates possess a level of intellectual preparedness that is unrivaled in public education. The bold initiative will let students go farther and faster in college and in life and will go into effect in the 2024-25 school year.

Success Academy, which serves 20,000 students across ManhattanBronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, also announced it will be increasing teacher salaries by 10-20%. 

About Success Academy 

Since its founding in 2006, Success Academy has created the highest-performing public school district in New York state and a national model of access to excellence for children across all demographics. 

The majority of the network’s 20,000 students are children of color from low-income households. Our distinctive K–12 approach, designed as a holistic 13-year educational trajectory, produces student outcomes that outpace even those in affluent suburban schools. To date, 100% of Success Academy graduates have been accepted to college, many to highly selective institutions. The new coherent curriculum will ensure graduates possess a level of intellectual preparedness that is unrivaled in public education today. 

 

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