90% of Rocketeers returned last year.
As a school of choice, the clearest demonstration of our excellence is the number of Rocketeers who choose to come back each year. Every student we serve has a seat at their zoned district school waiting for them. But they choose to come back to Rocketship. We are humbled by this remarkable vote of confidence and work relentlessly to deliver on the promise our families see in our schools every single year. Read about what keeps our Rocketeers coming back year-after-year in our 2015-16 Year in Review.
Study finds Rocketship graduates a year ahead of peers.
When we launched Rocketship ten years ago, we decided to focus exclusively on elementary school. We believed that if we helped our Rocketeers build a solid foundation in those early years, they would thrive in middle school, high school, and beyond. But there’s no doubt that middle school is one of the most challenging transitions in a student’s academic journey. To examine how our Rocketeer alumni perform in middle school, we engaged SRI International, an independent nonprofit research center, to conduct a three-year study on the performance of our Rocketeer graduates. The study followed nearly 2,000 students in seven San Jose middle schools with high concentrations of Rocketship graduates. SRI rigorously investigated academic performance, social and emotional skills, and student confidence navigating the middle school transition. Read more here.
Rocketeers are beating the odds in every region.
We’ve come a long way since we opened our first school in a church basement in San Jose. In the 2015-16 school year, we operated 13 schools across three regions and partnered with parents and community leaders in Washington DC to prepare our fourth region for liftoff. Learn more about how our Rocketeers in every region are beating the odds.
Top 10% in California
Rocketship ranks in the top 10% in both math and English Language Arts performance among all California elementary school districts serving a similar student population. Read more.
Top 2 in Nashville
Rocketship ranks number 2 in academic growth among all 73 public elementary schools across Nashville. Read more.
#1 in Milwaukee
Rocketship ranks number 1 in math and English Language Arts performance among more than 60 district and charter schools in Milwaukee that serve a similar student population. Read more.
Top Bay Area schools for underserved students.
A 2016 study by Innovate Public Schools identified six Rocketship schools as top-performers across the Bay Area. These results are a testament to the hard work our students, families and staff are doing on a daily basis to rethink elementary school from the ground up. Yet, as a national education reform movement, we still have much to accomplish to ensure every student has access to high quality schools.