The California Charter Schools Association analyzed the relationship between having a leader of color and school-level outcomes in California’s public schools during the 2017-2018 academic year. This report found that, on average:
Students at schools with a leader of color scored significantly higher on state tests, especially at high schools.
Twelfth grade students at schools with a leader of color graduate significantly more prepared for college and career.
Students, especially African American students and high school students, with a leader of color were significantly less likely to be suspended.