"Educational inequity starts early and gets worse over time. By the time they reach fourth grade, children living in low-income communities are already two to three grades behind their higher-income peers. Just half of students in low-income communities will graduate high school by age 18. Those who do graduate will perform on average at an eighth-grade level. Overall, only 1 in 10 students growing up in poverty will graduate from college." - Teach for America
At Breakthrough, our students shatter these trends. Our students -- 97% minority and 85% low-income -- outperformed city AND state (urban and suburban) schools on average on every single test in every single subject. Congratulations, students -- you are amazing!