FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(June 27, 2017, TUCSON, AZ) City High School has been recognized as a top school by achieving the highest score in Tucson, Arizona released in the newest data from the Education Equality Index (EEI) survey on June 20, 2017. The results shared that the average EEI score in Tucson is 57.7 and City High School earned a score of 93.3.
“We are so pleased to be recognized by EEI as a ‘far above average’ school with a very high rating in reading, which is a college success indicator,“ stated Eve Rifkin, co-founder and director of college access at City High School. “This ranking is a result of our hard work with a highly diverse student body with different needs and backgrounds – that is the true work of a public school, and we could not be more proud.”
Rifkin added, “My hope is that the EEI survey helps to shift the national conversation about school ranking criteria and elevates the profile of schools that are engaged in the daily commitment to serve all students, regardless of socio-economic status.”
The criteria for the high EEI rating included school levels, grade ranges, magnet/charter classification, student proficiency, number of students tested, city population figures, and free or reduced price lunch figures, plus exceeding the low-income achievement category. City High School draws a diverse student body from throughout the Tucson metropolitan area.
To view the full EEI report, visit http://www.educationequalityindex.org/.
About City High School
City High School, founded in 2004, is a public charter school in downtown Tucson, Arizona, with a focus on civic engagement and college readiness. City High School engages students with challenging academics and the community resources of Greater Tucson to become active citizens and responsible stewards of the world. City High School serves 185 students annually and is under the umbrella of the education nonprofit CITY Center for Collaborative Learning. For more information visit CITYccl.org.
Media Contact: Eve Rifkin, EdD, Director of College Access, City High School, [email protected], mobile 520-661-8478
Media coverage and informational resources on the EEI report:
- Hechinger Report: New study reveals cities where low-income students are doing best, June 20, 2017
- Getting Smart blog: Closing the achievement gap with the power of data, June 20, 2017
- Education Equality Index website: EEI summary and links
- GreatSchools website: Education Equality Index summary