We ❤️ Gompers Preparatory Academy!
The journey to Gompers Preparatory Academy .... a lot of hard work went into getting the doors of GCMS open in 2005.
The primary reason Gompers Preparatory Academy converted from a failed district union school (under the SDEA) was to sever ties with the union therby escaping the failed bureaucracies that made Gompers one of the most dangerous and low performing schools in the city. Escaping the union was the best option, and it worked!
Points below came from "Gompers Takes a Bow"
According to Gompers Preparatory Academy teacher retention was rate is 85%-90% each year. Under the SDEA, teacher retention plummeted. As of September 2021, there are still 25 vacancies.
Learn the History about GCMS/GPA
PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer - Featuring Gompers Charter Middle School
Week before the first day of school
Learning about the Charter
KUSI GOMPERS 2005
First Day of School
KPBS Special on Gompers Charter Middle School
Gompers Preparatory Academy Success
Gompers Preparatory Academy, a UCSD Partnership School
Gompers Preparatory Academy Graduates First Senior Class 2012
2013 Gompers Preparatory Academy Graduation Highlight
The Gompers Preparatory Academy Story
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at: LISA YOUNG (GOMPERS CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL): Our students are basically just dying in their seats at school. They're not getting the education they deserve. And the union puts up a barrier for that. JOHN STOSSEL: These San Diego teachers fought to make their schools charter. Charter means they're still a public school, but they're free of many of the rules set up by school boards and unions. Now when a teacher's hired, she knows if she doesn't do a good job, she can be fired.
MARSHA SUTTON on Sep 7, 2005
Wednesday, September 07, 2005 | Describing how he went from body building to millionaire actor to governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger told ninth-grade students at Gompers Charter Middle School on Tuesday that everything they dream of is within reach with a good education and hard work.
MARSHA SUTTON on Jul 26, 2005
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 | For the first time in its 50-year history, Gompers is humming with activity during the summer. Staff, parents and children are on campus daily, helping to transform the old, drab, failing Gompers into the bright, new, successful Gompers Charter Middle School, set to open on Sept. 6.
MARSHA SUTTON on Mar 10, 2005
Thursday, March 10, 2005 | On Feb. 8, in closed session, trustees for the San Diego Unified School District did the unthinkable – in a 4-to-1 vote, they removed charismatic leader and charter-movement champion Vince Riveroll from his post as principal of Gompers Middle School in Chollas View.
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