December 22, 2022
Dear Friends of Yu Ming,
As I look back at another incredible year, I am tremendously proud of all that we have accomplished at Yu Ming, with your support.
Yu Ming students not only persisted during two extremely challenging years–they thrived!
Yu Ming remained one of the highest performing schools in California overall and for each of our significant student populations. The California Department of Education just released the results of the 2022 School Dashboard*, and our students continue to perform at exceptional levels.
Yu Ming students have closed the opportunity gap and are proving what’s possible when students are met with high rigor and high care.
Out of 7,807 schools in California, Yu Ming is:
- The #1 highest performing school for African-American students
- Among the top 5 schools for Hispanic/Latinx students
- Among the top 10 schools in Math for students with disabilities, socioeconomically disadvantaged students, and English learner students, and among the highest performing in English for these groups
These phenomenal student outcomes are the result of the hard work of each of our students, teachers, staff, and families dedicated to Yu Ming’s innovative model and our community of care. We prioritize intentional diversity, rigorous personalized learning, dual language and multicultural fluency, and a whole-child approach that nurtures well-being and belonging in all that we do. Our goal is not to develop excellent test takers, but to develop the knowledge, skills, and mindsets necessary to take on any academic challenge. This solid foundation prepares our students to pursue any dream.
Yu Ming is diverse by design. Our students represent 70 zip codes and 28 different home languages. They achieved these results while learning in a mainly Mandarin environment, mastering a second, third, or fourth language, in addition to learning their core subjects. They can see every day at Yu Ming that the world is big, diverse and beautiful, and that each of them has a place in it.
So today, I am grateful for each of you who make it possible for us to graduate empathetic changemakers equipped to thrive in and transform a multicultural world.
May your holiday season be filled with joy and hope.
Sue Park, CEO
*Yu Ming’s California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) from 2016-2022