Green Dot Public Schools Celebrates 20th Anniversary
The national charter school network is known for its ability to transform chronically-low performing public schools and put all students on a path to college
December 15, 2020, LOS ANGELES, CA -- National charter school network, Green Dot Public Schools (Green Dot), celebrates its 20th Anniversary since opening its first school in Inglewood, California in 2000. Green Dot currently serves over 14,000 students in 24 Title I schools across Los Angeles, CA and Memphis, TN. Green Dot has graduated over 17,000 students, and more than 80% of graduates have been accepted to 2- or 4-year colleges. In celebration of the incredible and sustained achievements by the Green Dot community of students, teachers, parents, our classified staff and dedicated partners, we offer 20 inspiring short films of Green Dot graduates and their stories.
“"For twenty years, Green Dot Public Schools - true to its mission and values - has been a stalwart partner and advocate for the communities we serve,” says Chad Soleo, Green Dot Public Schools CEO. “In response to growing education inequities, we are doubling down on our mission to transform public education.”
Among dozens of accolades and recognitions, Green Dot has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as being a national leader in high quality public secondary schools and school turnarounds. Several Green Dot schools earn spots in the top 10% of public high schools nationwide in the U.S. News & Report Annual List and have received California’s CORE Districts’ Academic Growth Awards.
100% of Green Dot students qualify for daily free or reduced price meals under federal poverty guidelines. In response to Covid-19, all students have been equipped with laptops and wifi hotspots to continue learning safely. Green Dot continues to prioritize wraparound services, college counseling, and mental health support to all students, and our United Parents & Students initiative continues to enable an active and meaningful community engagement opportunities for all in our national network.
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Green Dot Public Schools is a network of 24 Title I middle and high public schools purposefully located in communities that have been historically underserved in Los Angeles and Memphis. Our mission is to help transform public education so all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.