Success Academy managed to clinch the coveted $250,000 Broad Prize. The network of schools was singled out for this prize due to their steadfast dedication to making education accessible to children from low-income households. The Academy’s founder firmly believes that coming from a particular zip code does not have to carve the path of success or failure for any child.
Success Academy is planning to offset a digital platform that will enable them to share various intellectual materials with various other charter organizations all around the country. Eva Moskowitz, the founder, is projecting to go even a step further to ensure that the opportunity gaps that isolate poverty stricken children and students of color are closed.
The elementary and middle schools in the charter managed to emerge among the top percentage of schools in the state in several subjects. Students of color and those from low-income families were recorded to have performed better than their white counterparts.
About Success Academy Charter Schools
Success Academy is a network of 41 schools in New York. Over the years since its inception, it has managed to gain recognition for its high performance and rapid growth owing to its high standards of quality. As one of the largest and public school networks, they cater to over 14000 students from the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. The students who are seeking admission wait to be picked out from a random lottery that takes place once every year.
The schools offer admission to all children who are living within the state of New York. It is also open to children with disabilities and those who are looking to learn the English language as well. Out of the entire student population across the network, 76 percent of the students come from the marginalized areas that mainly consist of low-income families. 15 percent are special needs children while 8.5 percent are looking to learn the English language. Children of color comprise of 93 percent of the school network population.
Since it was founded, Success Academy has been able to grow. from just one school to 41 in just ten years. The founder projects a steady amount of growth in the near future with the numbers growing to 100 schools serving over 50,000 students.