These schools are leading the city in providing all kids—no matter their background—a great education.

This list is based on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, or “MCAs”—our state’s tool to understand how well schools are educating kids. Students at these schools who come from a low-income background are academically outperforming the Minneapolis Public Schools average &/or are growing academically at a faster rate than the average.

Students from a low-income background, who attend changing-the-odds high schools, also have higher rates of graduation & college enrollment than their peers.

Policymakers, advocates & educators look to the MCAs to understand how students, as a whole, meet grade-level state standards & our ability to close worst-in-the-nation “opportunity gaps.”