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Durham/Grimmer Elementary Named Top Bay Area Schools for Underserved Students
Posted 4/23/19

The Fremont Unified School District’s (FUSD) Durham and Grimmer Elementary Schools were among the 51 California public schools named as making significant strides toward closing achievement gaps for low-income Latino or low-income African American students.


On April 22, Innovate Public Schools released its annual research report identifying schools where low-income Latino and African-American students showed higher proficiency rates than all students combined in the state during the 2017-18 school year. To qualify for the list, a school must have achieved results for low-income Latino or African American students that outperform the statewide average for all students in one or more factors including math and English scores and college eligibility rates. The school must also maintain low suspension rates.


For the fourth-consecutive year, Grimmer Elementary School was recognized for its percentage of low-income Latino students who showed proficiency in English. Durham Elementary School also made the list for the second-consecutive year in the same category.


“Congratulations to everyone at Durham and Grimmer Elementary Schools for their work in providing equitable educational opportunities for all students,” said FUSD Superintendent, Dr. Kim Wallace. “Every student, regardless of their situation, deserves the chance to thrive in the classroom and we appreciate the efforts of schools and educators to achieve that goal.”


Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization working to make sure that all students in the Bay Area -- especially low-income students, students of color, and students with special needs -- receive a world-class public education that prepares them for success in college, careers and beyond. See Innovate’s full report here - Password: EDUCA7E!