Searching for Opportunity

Examining racial gaps in access to quality schools in California and a list of Spotlight Schools

GreatSchools released a first-of-its-kind look at student achievement and access to educational opportunity broken down by race and ethnicity. The report sheds light on systemic gaps in access to advantages that allow students to succeed in school and prepare for college and career.

The report shows that a stunning 2% of African American and 6% of Hispanic students attend a quality school for their student group based on multiple factors, compared to 59% of white and 73% of Asian students.

Spotlight Schools

We highlight schools that are providing exceptional opportunities for African American and Hispanic populations. Explore the schools:

Download the full report for detailed information about our findings and the criteria used to identify these Spotlight Schools. See the full list (with ratings) of spotlight schools for Hispanic students and for African American students.

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