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St. HOPE Public Schools Operates Two of the Top Ten Schools in the District, including Highest Performing Middle School
Sacramento, CA – St. HOPE Public Schools (SHPS) today announced that it now operates two of the ten highest performing schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD). The California Department of Education’s (CDE) recently released API results show both St. HOPE Public School 7 (PS7) and Oak Park Preparatory Academy (Oak Park Prep) as two of the ten highest APIs in SCUSD. Oak Park Prep, the newest school in the SHPS network, attained the sixth highest API in the district, and is the highest performing middle school, all after just one year. PS7 is tied for the ninth highest API in SCUSD. In addition, Sac High continued its strong performance and is still the district’s highest performing open enrollment, comprehensive high school.
St. HOPE Public Schools’ CST results show the biggest gains for area high schools and the highest performing middle school in Sac City Unified
– St. HOPE Public Schools (SHPS) today announced another year of strong academic results on the California Standards Tests (CSTs) for St. HOPE Public School 7 (PS7), Sacramento Charter High School (Sac High), and the organization’s newest school, Oak Park Preparatory Academy (Oak Park Prep), which opened this past fall.
This past week the California Department of Education released STAR results for the 2012-13 school year, including results for the CSTs. As they have done in years prior, students attending the three schools operated by St. HOPE Public Schools proved once again that demographics do not necessarily determine destiny and that all students, when given the proper support and an environment of high expectations, can achieve at high levels.
SACRAMENTO, CA—September 7, 2012— St. HOPE Public School 7 (PS7) continues to increase the number of students performing at or above grade level on the California Standards Tests (CSTs) as shown by the California Department of Education’s recently released 2012 STAR program, which includes data on the performance of individual schools on the CSTs.
Since opening in 2003, PS7 has increased enrollment each year to serve more students, growing from approximately 180 students in year one to nearly 500 in 2011-12. This tremendous growth has caused PS7 to have to be split on two campuses, each with its own principal. An elementary school serves grades K-5 and a middle school is home to grades 6-8. PS7’s population continues to expand as almost 600 students are enrolled for 2012-13. “Our goal is to expand our program to serve as many students as possible and ensure all children have the opportunity to attend a high performing program,” remarked PS7 Middle School Principal, Kristen Coates. In addition to expanding the number of students served, PS7’s model has eliminated the persistent achievement gap that exists throughout the state between traditionally underserved students (low-income, African American and Latinos) and their more affluent white and Asian peers, as shown in the graph below.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — St. HOPE Public Schools is proud to announce that last
night the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education has
approved renewals for both PS7 and Sacramento Charter High School for five
years each, meaning the schools will stay open through the 2016-17 school
“The votes of support by the Sac City School Board are recognition of the
hard work and outstanding achievement of the students and families
attending our schools. Both PS7 and Sac High far exceed the minimum
requirements for renewal set forth in California’s Ed Code and it’s good to
see board members supporting student success and giving our families the
assurance that their students will continue for the next five years in our
system.” said Jim Scheible, Superintendent of St. HOPE Public Schools. “Our
charter schools are focused on a traditionally underserved community and
student population, and we have shown great success closing the achievement
gap with low income and minority students. We look forward to continued
support from the Sac City board and to strengthening our partnership with
the entire district.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — St. HOPE Public School 7 (PS7) is proud to announce that they received the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year Award from the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), demonstrating that the Oak Park school’s performance is one of the highest in the state.
St. HOPE Public Schools’ founder, Mayor Kevin Johnson said, “We started PS7 with the unshakeable belief that low income and minority children could learn and achieve equally as well as their more affluent peers. Over the past eight years, the students, families and staff at PS7 have transformed my belief into reality. One of the proudest moments in my life came last year when I learned that PS7 third graders were the highest scoring students in reading in Sacramento. Today, PS7 is not just a great school for Oak Park or the city of Sacramento; PS7 is a beacon for what is possible in the state of California.”
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Since November 1988, state law and the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act have required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information regarding student demographics, test results, the school facility and other school information from the previous year.
St. HOPE Public School 7 received the Hart Vision Award for Charter School of the Year at the 19th Annual Charter Schools Conference. Check out this video showcasing PS7 that was shown at the CCSA Conference!
At this years St. HOPE Benefit Dinner, PS7 was featured as a school that is doing all the right things to ensure that all 3rd grade students are reading at grade level. Check out this video highlighting PS7′s efforts. The video was shot and produced by Sac High Students Akeallah Blair, Monea Stribling and Jada Broughton.