New Schools For Phoenix will enable dynamic leaders to open 25 high-quality charter schools over five years that enroll 12,500 low-income students within the boundaries of the Phoenix Union High School District. Within the district boundaries, 83% of the 121,331 K-12 students are low-income; 79% are Hispanic, 9% African American, 5% white, 3% Native American and 2% Asian. The majority (88%) are in schools where 70% of the students qualify for free and reduced price lunch. Only 4% of these students attend one of Arizona’s top-performing (A-rated) public schools. These children deserve high-quality educational opportunities—and their educational attainment is critical for the development of an educated, talented workforce that will boost the economy and civic life.
New Schools for Phoenix will recruit potential school leaders through a highly selective process and train them over two years to become transformational leaders who found high-quality charter schools.
- Arizona Charter Schools Association
- Arizona Community Foundation
- Bank of Arizona
- The Center For Student Achievement
- Chicanos por la Causa
- City of Phoenix Mayor and Council
- The High Bar
- Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority
- Phoenix Industrial Development Authority
- Raza Development Fund
- Teach For America
- The Walton Family Foundation