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Aspire Langston Hughes Academy is among most-improved Stockton charter high schools

Original article here: https://hoodline.com/2019/08/aspire-langston-hughes-academy-is-among-most-improved-stockton-charter-high-schools
How do the charter high schools in Stockton stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Aspire Langston Hughes Academy‘s overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Stockton, rising from a B- to a B, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 2050 W Lane, enrolls 712 students. Aspire Langston Hughes Academy serves a diverse population: 64% of students identify as Hispanic and 17% identify as black. Niche gave the school mixed grades: B- on an A-D scale for academics, B for administration and C- for clubs and activities.

The overall ranking comes from Niche’s proprietary algorithms. A school’s ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 35% of Aspire Langston Hughes Academy’s students scored as proficient or above in math, and 40% did so in reading. That’s compared to city averages of 44% in math and 71% in reading. The school’s improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 75% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

Pacific Law Academy also saw improvement in its overall rating, from B+ to A-. The school is located at 1621 Brookside Road and has 194 students currently enrolled, of whom 65% identify as Hispanic, 11% identify as white and 10% identify as Asian.

Niche gave Pacific Law Academy mixed grades — B+ on an A-D scale for academics, A for administration and C for clubs and activities. Its latest math proficiency was at 35%, and reading proficiency was 85%.

While some charter high schools in Stockton are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

Want more of the latest intel on Stockton schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city’s public high schools.

by Hoodline