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35% of Boston’s high school students
do not graduate in 5 years
Only 17% of Boston’s high school students
enroll in and complete college
Only 40% of AP tests taken by Boston
high school students result in passing grades.
A typical Bachelor’s degree holder will earn
$1 million more than a high-school dropout in their lifetime
Only 34% of students attend a high performing
Boston Public School.

Longfield Family Foundation Takes a 5-pronged Approach to Improving Urban Public Education

Support community-based schools that demonstrate that children from all backgrounds can achieve high standards.

Support programs and organizations that aim to enhance public understanding of the need to reevaluate our current education systems.

Enhance the capacity of partner schools to make school improvements via financial support and direct partnerships with school staff.

Invest in innovative methods of educating students and promote the replication of successful models.

Support the development of academic outcomes that promote student learning.