These Arizona schools are closing the achievement gap for low-income students – Phoenix Business Journal

That means that seven out of 10 students from low-income families in Gilbert attend a school that has successfully closed the achievement gap, while that number is nearly 30 percent in Scottsdale.

I’m not sure if this means 70 percent for Gilbert vs 30 percent for Scottsdale? If so, that seems like a pretty big difference.

Source: These Arizona schools are closing the achievement gap for low-income students – Phoenix Business Journal

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  1. I was curious also. So I followed the link and got the SINGLE school in Scottsdale Unified – Hohokam. There is no ‘real data’ that shows what was the achievement gap and what it is now.

    What I can tell you is this – Southern Scottsdale has schools that have LARGER ‘low-income families’ populations (Hohokam is JUST ONE elementary school in this area), AzMerit results are a clear indicator that much work needs to be done, and finally why hasn’t anyone mentioned the falling graduation rate in Southern Scottsdale.

    Go to the DOE and look at the 4 year graduation rate for the Scottsdale public schools. Now compare school after school, year by year. Notice one high school that is declining year after year? Good job for Hohokam, but what about the high school down here?

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