Locke High and Other Schools Earn Just A 'C', Test Score Results Show
State test score results released this morning showed 10 schools monitored by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's education reform panel, along with the charter-converted Locke Senior High School, earned an average grade when compared to the rest of the LAUSD.Most LAUSD schools' test scores rose, according to the L.A. Times, and among those that made the most progress include Hollywood and Fairfax High. The results also show no change in the "achievement gap separating black and Latino students from their white and Asian counterparts."
Though test scores at South L.A.'s Locke High, which was undertaken by the nonprofit organization Green Dot Public Schools, did not increase, officials say what has grown is the number of students taking tests. Green Dot officials also say the dropout rate decreased by about 86%, but these numbers have yet to be confirmed by state statistics.