USC Hybrid High College Prep is an independent, site-based charter school using an innovative educational model to serve high needs students in grades 9-12 in Downtown Los Angeles. Hybrid High is the first and flagship charter school of its charter management organization, Ednovate. Hybrid High is committed to serving Los Angeles students who are educationally underserved. Both HHS and Ednovate were founded by the USC Rossier School of Education, a world-class research institution with a strong commitment to improving urban education locally, nationally, and globally.
Nationwide, just 9% of students coming from households with a family income below $34,160 graduate from college by age 24, compared to 77% of students coming from families with a household income above $108,650 (Mortenson, 2007). The neighborhoods that USC Hybrid High School serves are not exceptions to this pattern; in Historic South Central, where many of the school’s current students live, only 3.2% of residents 25 years of age and over have a four-year college degree. USC Hybrid High aims to put an end to this pattern by creating a high school model that effects a Positive Multigenerational Change for the families it serves and the surrounding community. At Hybrid High, all students graduate prepared to enter and graduate from a four-year college or university. Students develop not only the academic skills they need to be accepted to college but also the mindsets and behaviors needed to graduate from college, as well as a deep sense of purpose for doing so.
In its first four years of operation, USC Hybrid High has shown impressive academic results and growth, including 100% 4-year college acceptance for its first class of graduating seniors, 100% A-G completion for graduating seniors, strong ACT scores and ACT growth, strong CAASPP/SBAC performance, English Learner reclassification rates that far exceed the District average, and steadily increasing Advanced Placement participation and pass rates. The school has also shown a number of other indicators of success in its first term, including high parent and student satisfaction survey scores, high attendance rates, and strong financial standing.
Contact: Mide Macaulay
Contact Title: Principal
USC Hybrid High School
350 S Figueroa St, Suite 100
Los Angeles, California
Each spring, students in grades two through eleven take a STAR test. The STAR Program looks at how well schools and students are performing. Students take tests in math, reading, writing, science, and history. Teachers and parents can use test results to improve student learning. The STAR Program includes four tests: the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment, the California Alternate Performance Assessment, and the Standards-based Tests in Spanish.
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System was established on January 1, 2014. The CAASPP System replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program, which became inoperative on July 1, 2013.
Average ACT composite score of 20.8