Over the last four years, Northfield’s low-income elementary students have trailed behind their peers in math proficiency by an average of 22%. Low income students also trail their peers in reading proficiency by an average of 25%.
This achievement gap could soon grow even wider because the number of low income students in Northfield is growing. This means more students are at risk of falling into Northfield’s achievement gap. 34.3% of elementary students now receive free or reduced price lunches. That is a 3% increase since Accelerate Northfield was founded in 2011.
We need your help to prevent the achievement gap between Northfield’s low income elementary students and their peers from growing and to help us close the gap altogether. You can help by tutoring struggling students in reading and math skills for one hour per week with Accelerate Northfield. By tutoring with Accelerate Northfield, you can prepare students for success in the classroom and later in life. You can help students launch for a life as learning superheroes!
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