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Over the past four years, Leadership Public Schools (LPS) has launched several programs in math and literacy to help our students take control of their academic future and make the leaps necessary to prepare for college success. The impact of these programs and the LPS commitment to innovation can be seen in recent awards and new partnerships, rising Academic Performance Index (API) scores and the tremendous gains our students are making in math and literacy.

Next Generation Learning Grant
LPS Richmond and LPS Hayward were among the 14 EPIC award-winning schools identified as having the most dramatic gains in student achievement from a pool of 179 high-need charter schools across the nation.

USC Names LPS Hayward #3 Charter School in California
The USC School Performance Dashboard, developed by the prestigious USC Center on Educational Governance, ranked LPS Hayward as the second highest performing charter school in California based on measures of academic performance and organizational skills.

U.S. News & World Report Lists LPS Hayward and LPS Richmond Among Nation’s Best
LPS Hayward and LPS Richmond earned gold medals, ranking them the top 100 charter schools nationwide in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools 2014.” LPS Hayward has received this award in 2012 and 2013, as well, and LPS Richmond received a silver medal in 2013.

EPIC National Charter Consortium
The Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC), a national initiative of New Leaders for New Schools, selected both LPS Richmond and LPS Hayward as 2012 EPIC winners. The two schools are in a group of 14 schools identified as having the most dramatic gains in student performance out of 179 high-need charter schools evaluated during the 2010-2011 school year.

2014 Highlights:

    • U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools 2014″ awards Gold medals to LPS Hayward and LPS Richmond

2013 Highlights:

  • U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools 2013″ awards a Gold medal to LPS Hayward and a Silver medal to LPS Richmond.
  • LPS Oakland’s Student Geek Squad wins CK12 Get Real Competition grand prize for innovative online course material.
  • Dr. Louise Bay Waters, LPS CEO, named NewSchools Venture Fund 2013 Innovator of the Year.
  • LPS Hayward named #3 charter school in California by University of California Rossier School of Education.
  • LPS wins California Department of Education grant to disseminate ExitTicket and data-based instructional strategies to district and charter schools.

2012 Highlights:

  • LPS Richmond is one of only four very high-poverty high schools (grades 9-12) in California to achieve an API of 800.
  • LPS Richmond’s API is more than 200 points higher than any of its neighborhood comparator high schools.
  • LPS Richmond is the highest performing very high-poverty high school (grades 9-12) in northern California.
  • LPS Hayward ranks in the top 2% of high schools in California serving majority low-income students.
  • LPS Hayward outperformed the state percent of students scoring proficient/advanced for all grade levels and courses assessed.
  • LPS College Park (Oakland R&D) achieved the greatest API growth of any very high-poverty high school in California.
  • LPS College Park (Oakland R&D) gained 90 API points in 2012. It surpassed the 2012 API of the other Castlemont Campus schools by 89-159 points.