At the 2022 Building the Hope Schools, the majority of students come from low-income backgrounds, and at 80 percent of the schools, the majority of students are students of color.
These public schools are in the top 25% for academic proficiency or above average student growth for all Michigan students. One or more of their subgroups of students — Black, Latino, low-income and English Learner students in particular – also are performing in the top 25% among Michigan’s high-growth public schools where data is available. They also engage in culturally- and linguistically-responsive schoolwide practices — including instructional practices — that facilitate students’ outstanding academic progress and growth, making them true outliers in the state of Michigan. All of the schools are Michigan public schools.