Since it's inception in 1996 in Napa, California, New Tech has had tremendous student success.
- 1. Ninety-eight percent of students graduate and an average of 95 percent of students enroll in post-secondary education, versus an average of less than 40 percent enrolling in post-secondary for other Napa Valley high schools.
- 2. Forty percent of students graduate in science, technology, engineering, and math career paths, compared with 7 percent of high school graduates nationwide.
Results from across the national New Tech network in the 2007-8 school year were equally strong.
- 1. Six New Tech schools in California outperformed comparison schools and/or respective district schools in 9th grade Reading.
- 2. The Student Empowerment Academy at Jefferson High School in Los Angeles, California, had a 120 percent increase in student test scores on the California State Assessment in just one year. The majority of Academy students are first-generation Latinos who are English-language learners.
- 3. Ninety-eight percent of students graduated from New Tech High School in Sacramento, California. This is the highest graduation rate of any high school in the city and one of the highest graduation rates in all of California, particularly for high-poverty schools.
- 4. In North Carolina, seven New Tech schools had proficiency rates above 60 percent on the English 1 exam. Three schools - Anson, CamTech, and Warren - scored rates above 80 percent.
- 5. Three New Tech schools in Texas had Reading pass rates of 90 percent or higher, surpassing comparison schools. Manor New Tech High School in Manor, Texas, was a particular standout, It scored significantly higher than district average on the statewide TAKS test - 14 percent higher in Social Studies, 15 percent higher in Reading/English Language Arts, 21 percent higher in Mathematics, and 26 percent higher in Science. Science scores at Manor rose 23 percent in one school year, from 2007 to 2008.
Source: New Tech Network