The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is a non-profit organization that manages a portfolio of some of LA's historically most underserved public schools and focuses on piloting innovations that can be scaled across the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Launched in 2008, the Partnership is a collaboration of LAUSD, the City of Los Angeles and the philanthropic sector, and today it serves more than 14,000 students across 16 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South LA. The Partnership is one of the largest public school turnaround initiatives in the nation. Over their first six years, Partnership schools have nearly doubled their four-year graduation rate from 36% to 70%. In both 2011-12 and 2012-13, the Partnership schools outperformed the district and state in every subject area covered by the California Standards Tests (CSTs) in terms of growth. Moreover, the Partnership was the # 1 improving mid- to large-size school district in the state in 2011-12, 2012-13, and over the five year period between 2008-09 and 2012-13 according to the Academic Performance Index (API). To learn more about the Partnership, please visit our website at www.PartnershipLA.org.