Nine Green Dot High Schools Ranked As Best in the Nation by U.S. News & World 2021 Report

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Nine Green Dot High Schools Ranked As Best in the Nation by U.S. News & World 2021 Report 


April 28, 2021 (LOS ANGELES) -- Nine Green Dot California High Schools were recognized in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best High Schools. For over 20 years, Green Dot has pursued the transformation of public education through forging pathways of success for all students. The following Green Dot schools rank among the best in the nation: 



“We are so proud of our students, teachers, administrators, and parents whose dedication to growing our students’ achievement is celebrated with this recognition,” says Dr. Cristina de Jesus, CEO & President, Green Dot California. “These awards highlight the importance of working as a community every day, and never giving up on our mission.” 


Most notably, Ánimo Leadership is ranked among the top 1% of high schools in the nation— and among the top 40 high schools in California. Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter, Ánimo Inglewood, Ánimo Venice, Ánimo Jackie Robinson, Ánimo Ralph Bunche, and Ánimo Pat Brown rank among  the top 25 percent of high schools in the nation. 


“It is an honor to earn recognition for nine of our schools on this year’s best high school list,” says Annette Gonzalez, Chief Academic Officer, Green Dot CA. “Educating our students with a high-quality, public education was our founding mission 20 years ago, and it is really incredible to see how we’ve grown while staying committed to our mission since then.”


Since the pandemic began, Green Dot has provided 1:1 digital services for 11,000+ students, transformed advisory courses into socioemotional hubs, offered whole-child support, adapted critical services and resources for our students.




Green Dot Public Schools California is a network of 19 Title I middle and high schools purposefully located in communities that have been historically underserved in South and East Los Angeles. Our mission is to help transform public education so all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.