Bright Spot Schools & Districts
In a state with wide and persistent achievement gaps, it’s easy to become frustrated by the pace of change.
Nevertheless, across the state, districts and schools are leading the way toward making opportunity and high achievement for all students a reality.
Education leaders, teachers, and community partners are doing the hard, thoughtful work required to dismantle barriers to opportunity and to help all students learn and succeed. Ed Equity Navigator lifts up these bright spots and the promising practices that are used by these places to exemplify what they can look like in practice — in real schools and districts across California — so the education community can learn from these examples and help share their stories.
Top Performing Districts
These badges recognize mid and high-poverty districts that are high achieving or fast improving for students of color, English learners, and low-income students.
These badges recognize schools that are having the highest impact on student achievement—schools where students are consistently making academic gains faster than similar students at similar schools. Four possible badges are available: 1 year of math growth, 3 years of math growth, 1 year of English language arts growth, and 3 years of English language arts growth.