Schools in Los Angeles Unified are falling short in preparing Black students to achieve their full potential. There are more than 50,000 Black students in Los Angeles Unified, making them one of the largest student populations in the state. But, only three out of 10 of those students are on grade level in English and only two out of 10 are on grade level in math.

Innovate Public Schools partnered with the First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) to develop this data brief as a tool for parents and community stakeholders to raise awareness and drive change. This data brief provides a snapshot of how schools in Los Angeles Unified are serving African American students based on the latest state test scores in English and math, graduation rates, and UC/CSU eligibility rates.