ISANA Palmati Academy Among Top 100 Charter Schools in State

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ISANA Palmati Academy Among Top 100 Charter Schools in State

Palmati received high marks in the U.S. News & World Report inaugural Best K-8 Schools rankings

Los Angeles, CA – For the first time, U.S. News & World Report published rankings of the best public elementary and middle schools across the country, and ISANA Palmati Academy has been named among the top 100 charter elementary and middle schools in the state of California. U.S. News already publishes annual national rankings on high schools and colleges.

ISANA Palmati’s Middle School ranked 58th and ISANA Palmati’s Elementary School ranked 68th among the more than 800 California charter schools analyzed for this report. According to the report, our students are performing well above expectations in both math and reading.

“Our ISANA Palmati family is so deserving of this recognition,” said Titchamroeun Son, principal, ISANA Palmati Academy.  “This honor is shared by every member of our school community, our students, their families, and our committed educators and school staff, and is a testament to their hard work and commitment to continued success.”

“Time and time again, ISANA continues to rank among the best in the state and this distinction is a wonderful recognition of the unwavering dedication of our students, families, and staff,” said Nadia Shaiq, Chief Executive Officer, ISANA Academy.

The state assessment data used in the rankings, released on October 12, is put out by the U.S. Department of Education and is from the 2018-2019 school year, prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The methodology used to prepare this report focuses on two areas: math and reading proficiency, or how well students perform on state assessments, and math and reading performance, or how well they perform compared to expectations.

California has 5,534 ranked elementary schools, the most of any state, and the most ranked middle schools with 2,319.

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