You wanted to know how the city’s independently run, publicly funded schools performed on the 2009 state tests. Here’s your answer, courtesy of the OUSD Charter Schools Office.
Of the 27 charters that were around in 2008, 15 made significant gains in both English and math.
The charters with the biggest up-swings were Achieve Academy, Millsmont Academy, Education for Change at Cox Elementary and World Academy. The Conservatory of Instrumental/Vocal Arts (COVA) had less to celebrate: its math proficiency scores dropped by 19 percentage points.
The top-scorers? No surprise to anyone following education in Oakland: At American Indian Public High School, 96 percent of all students scored “proficient” or better in English. And 93 percent of kids at American Indian’s middle school did so in math. Oakland Charter High School wasn’t far behind.