Based on end-of-year testing data, Washington’s established charter public schools demonstrated strong academic outcomes for systemically underserved students in the 2018-2019 school year.
- Low-income students outperformed their traditional public-school state or district peers in at least two out of three subjects at five out of seven currently operating schools that tested in the last assessment;
- Low-income students outperformed their traditional public-school peers in all tested subjects in three out of seven currently operating schools that tested.
Here is a look at how low-income students performed across the charter school sector.
|SCHOOLS WITH TESTED SUBJECTS 2018-2019 SY||STUDENTS FROM LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS|
|Pride Prep||Above district in state in 2 out of 3 tested subjects|
|Spokane International Academy||Above district and state in 3 out of 3 tested subjects|
|Rainier Prep||Above district and state in 3 out of 3 tested subjects|
|Summit Olympus||Above district and state in 2 out of 3 tested subjects|
|Summit Sierra||Above district and state in 1 out of 2 tested subjects with enough students to be significant|
|Summit Atlas||Above district and state in 2 out of 2 tested subjects|
|Rainier Valley Leadership Academy||Above state in 1 out of 2 tested subjects|
While the still-young sector also has made impacts on the larger traditional public school system in a variety of ways, including bringing scalable learning models to Washington state—such as the Summit Learning Platform, which is being taken up by a number of rural district, and advocating for increased public funding for systemically underserved students, which has resulted in significantly more public resources for students with disabilities.