UP’s mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Founded in 2010, UP Education Network is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit school management organization. It is one of the few in the country that is successfully tackling the challenges of in-district school turnaround. UP operates three schools in Boston and two in Lawrence, serving 2,600 of the state’s historically underserved students. In fall 2016, it will launch an UP Academy in Springfield, its first restart school in Western Massachusetts.
UP students have had exemplary gains in ELA and Math. For the fourth year in a row, UP students led the state in Math score growth.