LeBron James’ I Promise School Sees Huge Improvement Since Opening Doors

Posted on April 13th, 2019
Breon R

Last year, LeBron James opened his ‘I Promise’ School in July for underprivileged kids in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Now, many of those students have exceeded in test-score improvements.

Upon their arrival for the 2018-2019 school year, many of the students were identified as some of the worst performers in their local school district. They were also branded with behavioral problems. According to CBS Sports, since James opened his school, 90% of the students enrolled have met their goals, with the school’s test scores increasing at a higher rate than most schools nationwide.

When asked about student’s improvements, James said, “When we first started, people knew I was opening a school for kids. Now people are going to really understand the lack of education they had before they came to our school. People are going to finally understand what goes on behind our doors.”

(Photo: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

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