BTO SUCCESS STORY: WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
"Principals help schools succeed when they stay focused on the things that truly improve schools and keep pushing ahead, no matter what the roadblocks." Read More
FIVE YEAR REPORT: RESEARCH INTO ACTION
Beat the Odds Institute Releases Research Into Action Five-Year Report. Read More
BTO SUCCESS STORY: JAMES W. RICE PRIMARY SCHOOL
James W. Rice Primary School has added another outstanding achievement to its long list of accomplishments. It is one of only three Arizona schools to win the gold award and be named a "Beat the Odds School." Read More
BTO SUCCESS STORY: EMERSON SCHOOL
Statistically speaking, odds are against schools like Emerson Elementary. Seven years ago the school was labeled "underperforming" and in Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Corrective Action just one year ago. That was then. This is now. Read More
FRANKLIN POLICE & FIRE HIGH SCHOOL
Students who aspire to a career in public safety receive a rigorous and disciplined education at Franklin Police & Fire High School in Phoenix. Read More
Six ways Arizona schools can 'beat the odds'
The Arizona schools that participated in the Center for the Future of Arizona’s “Beat the Odds” program fared better academically than the schools that weren’t involved in the program, according to a report released today.
The Research into Action report found that 83 percent of the participating schools earned labels better than “Performing,” compared with 79 percent for similar schools not in the program and 69 percent overall, on Arizona rankings released in fall 2011. Read More