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Welcome to Downtown Value School

Our mission is to establish and support free, high quality, values-based charter schools for students historically underserved by traditional public schools.
 
Grounded in our values, our rigorous academic programs challenge our students to be a part of a rich K-12 learning environment. We have high expectations for our students and we do everything we can to ensure our students reach these expectations. Join us as we create exceptional schools, exceptional communities, and exceptional lives.

Where our students say...

  • I belong in this academic community;
  • My ability and competence grow with my effort;
  • I can succeed at this; and
  • This work has value for me.

Downtown Value School knows that giving back is the responsibility of every educated person. Downtown Value has been deemed a Kindness Certified School two years running, in recognition for its committment to creating a culture of kindness on campus.

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We Climb

With unanimous support from the neighborhood council, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and the California School Finance Authority, we’re cleared to move to the construction phase of the Everest Value School project. With the support of friends and generous donors, we’re on our way to achieving our goal of $5.8 million in private gifts toward the total cost of the project. As always, we rely on our committed leaders.
  • Value Schools Students:1,666
  • English Language Learners:28%
  • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged:95%
  • High School Graduates:97%
  • College Ready Graduates:83%
  • Accepted to 4-year Universities:73%

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Value Schools Impact Report

Value Schools Impact Report

It is hard to believe but Value Schools has been educating students for over twenty years. Dr. Jerome Porath, our founder, opened Downtown Value School in 2002. Central City Value High School opened in the fall of 2003 with 88 ninth grade students. And, of course, our story continued as we opened Everest Value School in 2014 and University Prep Value High School in 2015.

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