We believe that schools can be both high poverty and high-performing. In Pittsburgh, there are six schools that are consistently breaking the link between poverty and academic achievement—Propel East, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School, Verner Elementary School, Propel McKeesport, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, and Barack Obama Academy of International Studies.

Our report celebrates these Opportunity Schools and offers an analysis of what these schools have in common.

Curious about what makes these schools special?