San Francisco Students Make Strong Academic Gains

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San Francisco Students Make Strong Academic Achievement Gains

August 31, 2012

Two-term Board of Education President Norman Yee stood with Superintendent Richard Carranza and members of the School Board to announce that San Francisco’s student test scores remain on the rise.   As a result, San Francisco retained it status as the top rated urban school district in the State of California. 

“I am proud to say that San Francisco is leading the state in raising our test scores, increasing student enrollment and closing the achievement gap.  In spite of years of budget cuts, we have kept our focus on students’ learning and it shows,” said Board of Education President Norman Yee.

The results are based on today’s release of San Francisco’s 2012 standards-based test scores.  For the past eight years, the San Francisco Unified School District experienced an improvement in proficiency rates for both English Language Arts and Math.   Over the past five years, African-American and Latino students demonstrated a double-digit improvement.