Sunrise students for the second year in a row had the highest English scores on the state exam of all charter or district middle schools in the central/downtown San Jose area. Forty-six percent of the students met or exceeded proficiency standards in ELA, according to Spring 2018 results released by the California Department of Education this week. Twenty-six percent of the students met or exceeded proficiency for math, which was about average for the nine central San Jose schools.
Furthermore, the test results show Sunrise is closing the achievement gap for low-income students. In math, economically disadvantaged students actually did 1 percentage point better than students with economic advantage. In English, the economically disadvantaged students were only four percentage points behind the students with economic advantage.