At 13.8%, 2015 saw San Francisco reach the highest poverty rate of any county in the Bay Area. With an influx of tech workers into San Francisco in recent years, the disparity between the rich and the poor is more alarming than ever with studies comparing income inequality in San Francisco on par with that of a developing country.
Reaching a total of 59,759 students in the 2015-16 school year, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) served a student population of 86% students of color with 63% of students are economically disadvantaged. A total of 44 languages are documented to be spoken in the district, with 28% of students English learners.
In the 2015-16 school year, Partners supported two schools intensively, Paul Revere and Martin Luther King Middle School to implement the Common Core State Standards. On average, these public schools serve on average 50% Latino students, 40% English learners and 82% low income students. Partners also supported an Instructional Leadership Team Network supporting all middle schools in San Francisco Unified.
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Our work with Partners in School Innovation has been instrumental in truly accelerating the quality of teaching and learning at Everett Middle School and ultimately, the academic results and high school readiness of our students. They have truly taken the time to get to know where we’ve been and where we want to go to help us strategically align our resources with our goals and stay the course. Partners staff are 100% student and school advocates all the way. We are grateful for this continued partnership.Jennifer Kuhr