Rocketship Results

We believe that all children have potential and that great public schools unleash that potential.

But the quality of public education in our country today still depends on where you live and how much money your parents earn. We are building a movement to create educational equity in disadvantaged communities across our country. We still have a long way to go to realize our vision, but the progress we are making is transformational.

Read our 2017
Year in Review

(10th Anniversary Edition)

Download previous years’ reports
2016 | 2015 | 2014


Rocketship ranks in the TOP 10%

among all California elementary school districts serving a similar student population

Study finds Rocketship graduates a year ahead of peers.

When we launched Rocketship, 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.

Rocketeers are beating the odds in every region.

We’ve come a long way since we opened our first school in a church in San Jose. In the 2016-17 school year, we operated 16 schools across four regions. 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 and charter networks serving a similar student population.

Tier 1 in DC

In our very first year serving Washington DC, we earned Tier 1 status – the highest ranking for DC Public Schools. Our Rocketeers are off to a tremendous start in a community that has been neglected for far too long.

Narrowing Gaps in Nashville

Our Rocketeers are outpacing their peers across Metro Nashville Public Schools. On NWEA MAP, our Nashville Rocketeers achieved more than a full grade level of growth in both reading and math last school year.

#4 in Milwaukee

Rocketship ranks #4 in math and English Language Arts (ELA) performance among all 84 district and charter schools serving predominantly low-income students in Milwaukee.

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. Yet, as a national education reform movement, we still have much to accomplish to ensure every student has access to a high quality school. Read the full report here.

89% 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.