Catch up on the latest news at PS7
SACRAMENTO, CA—September 7, 2012— St. HOPE Public School 7 (PS7) continues to increase the number of students performing at or above grade level on the California Standards Tests (CSTs) as shown by the California Department of Education’s recently released 2012 STAR program, which includes data on the performance of individual schools on the CSTs.
Since opening in 2003, PS7 has increased enrollment each year to serve more students, growing from approximately 180 students in year one to nearly 500 in 2011-12. This tremendous growth has caused PS7 to have to be split on two campuses, each with its own principal. An elementary school serves grades K-5 and a middle school is home to grades 6-8. PS7’s population continues to expand as almost 600 students are enrolled for 2012-13. “Our goal is to expand our program to serve as many students as possible and ensure all children have the opportunity to attend a high performing program,” remarked PS7 Middle School Principal, Kristen Coates. In addition to expanding the number of students served, PS7’s model has eliminated the persistent achievement gap that exists throughout the state between traditionally underserved students (low-income, African American and Latinos) and their more affluent white and Asian peers, as shown in the graph below.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — St. HOPE Public Schools is proud to announce that last
night the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education has
approved renewals for both PS7 and Sacramento Charter High School for five
years each, meaning the schools will stay open through the 2016-17 school
“The votes of support by the Sac City School Board are recognition of the
hard work and outstanding achievement of the students and families
attending our schools. Both PS7 and Sac High far exceed the minimum
requirements for renewal set forth in California’s Ed Code and it’s good to
see board members supporting student success and giving our families the
assurance that their students will continue for the next five years in our
system.” said Jim Scheible, Superintendent of St. HOPE Public Schools. “Our
charter schools are focused on a traditionally underserved community and
student population, and we have shown great success closing the achievement
gap with low income and minority students. We look forward to continued
support from the Sac City board and to strengthening our partnership with
the entire district.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — St. HOPE Public School 7 (PS7) is proud to announce that they received the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year Award from the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), demonstrating that the Oak Park school’s performance is one of the highest in the state.
St. HOPE Public Schools’ founder, Mayor Kevin Johnson said, “We started PS7 with the unshakeable belief that low income and minority children could learn and achieve equally as well as their more affluent peers. Over the past eight years, the students, families and staff at PS7 have transformed my belief into reality. One of the proudest moments in my life came last year when I learned that PS7 third graders were the highest scoring students in reading in Sacramento. Today, PS7 is not just a great school for Oak Park or the city of Sacramento; PS7 is a beacon for what is possible in the state of California.”
SACRAMENTO, California.–The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), today released the report Chartering and Choice as an Achievement Gap-Closing Reform, providing a statewide analysis of African American academic performance trends in California public schools.
The results of the report show that charter schools are effectively accelerating the performance of African American public school students, and are earning higher Academic Performance Index (API) scores and proficiency rates statewide, in many urban districts and across all subjects when compared with traditional public schools. In addition, African American students are enrolling at higher rates in charter schools than traditional schools at all grade levels, in some cases at close to twice the rate, and are experiencing better outcomes.
This year we will graduate our first alumni class from PS7. PS7 alumni received several offers and many of our PS7 students also received full or partial academic scholarships. This is just a “snapshot” of what students have been offered thus far, check back to see the progress. There are still more offers coming in! Congratulations to our scholars!
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Since November 1988, state law and the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act have required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information regarding student demographics, test results, the school facility and other school information from the previous year.
Get a JUMP START on the 2012-2013 School Year
When: Friday, June 15th from 5-7PM
Where: Sacramento Charter High School West Wing Commons
Who: 6th – 8th Grade Students and their parents
Join us at the Middle School!
Where: Sacramento Charter High School Main Commons
Come check out Science Fair Projects completed by PS7′s 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade students. Enjoy Interactive Science Stations presented by PS7′s 7th graders. See a special presentation by our first grade scientists.
Judging will be from 5:20 – 6:00 PM. All participants who wish to have their project judged must be present for judging.
Dear PS7 families,
Thank you for showing your commitment to PS7 and to the future of your children by becoming part of our team and family. We have experienced tremendous success at PS7 and the collective achievement of all your children have lifted PS7 to be one of the highest performing schools in California.
St. HOPE Public School 7 received the Hart Vision Award for Charter School of the Year at the 19th Annual Charter Schools Conference. Check out this video showcasing PS7 that was shown at the CCSA Conference!