Yet, Harvest Preparatory School is the number one school in Minnesota in closing the achievement gap. This is the second year in a row that Harvest Preparatory School exceeded the state average in reading and math.
Harvest Prep’s Best Academy also exceeded state average in math but not in reading.
With these achievements, Harvest Preparatory School has brought more African American students to proficiency than any other school in the state of Minnesota.
In 2012, the state average for reading was 76% and the state average for math was 62%.
Best Academy, comprised of 99% African American boys, for the second year in a row outperformed the state white average in reading and math. See graph.
Harvest Prep co founder, Eric Mahmoud was recently inducted into the National Charter School Hall of Fame.