Uncommon Schools


Dreaming Big

“I realized that now I can do anything. The world is going to need me.”

Alumnus Brandon Burke and school leaders speak about the love and support Uncommon students receive on their path to achieve their dreams.

To and Through College

“Uncommon to me is my family.”

Alumna LaShawn Barrett speaks powerfully about her Uncommon journey to college.

Girls Rising

“We want all of our girls to know that they are intelligent, that they are beautiful, and that their voice and what they want to say matters.”

Staff from across Uncommon Schools led a two-day retreat focused on sisterhood and women's empowerment for over 400 young women at Excellence Girls Middle Academy in Brooklyn.

Broad Prize Winner

We received the 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools and were also a finalist in 2018. This prize honors public charters with the best academic outcomes for students from low-income backgrounds.

99% Accepted

Since 1997, 99% of our high school seniors have been accepted to 4-year college. Almost 80% of our high school graduates to-date have either graduated from college or are on track to graduate.

Our Results

National Recognition

According to a study by Stanford University's CREDO, Uncommon Schools students make the greatest academic gains of any large charter network in the country.

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