WHY DEMOCRACY PREP WORKS
One of the pillars of a Democracy Prep education is the thoughtful use of data. We don’t educate using our gut, we educate using quantifiable, proven methods backed by thoughtful measurement.
Here is some data that reflects why Democracy Prep schools are so successful.
The student body of Democracy Prep reflects the diverse
urban communities where our schools reside.
Students who qualify for
Students of color
Special Education students
Work Hard. Go to College. Change the World! is the motto of Democracy Prep.
Our Scholars work hard starting in Kindergarten, and by their senior year their dedication pays off with impressive college acceptance rates.
College Counselor ratio. It rivals that of exclusive private schools
While 100% of our graduates are admitted to college, 80% are admitted to the most selective colleges.
Percentage of alumni enrolled in college.
We believe in assessing our scholars using a variety of methods to achieve a broader picture of how well they are learning. These insights help us guide them on the road to college and a life of active citizenship.
Class of 2015
Comparing students who entered the lottery for Democracy Prep and got in with those who did not get in.
Democracy Prep is a proven leader in urban charter turnaround.
Democracy Prep believes all students deserve an excellent education, especially those in failing schools. Rather than see a failing charter school close, Democracy Prep has come in to turn around these schools. Applying Democracy Prep’s rigorous and structured model to the same students in the same building but with vastly different results proves that it is not the children, but rather the adults in the building, that lead to persistently low academic achievement.
You can’t have great schools without amazing teachers.
We work all year round to hire the best teachers from around
the world. Once here, we support them with constant feedback
and professional development opportunities to help
them continue to grow.
From thirty-seven US states
(and the District of Coumbia)
Number of years a quarter of our teachers have been in the classroom
Percentage of teachers and school leaders who identify as persons of color
At Democracy Prep we educate our scholars to lead a life of active citizenship. We also empower families to have a voice in their communities.