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Charter School Snapshots Susan Pfefferlen, Principal Charter School of Morgan Hill Dr. Debbie Flores, GUSD Superintendent Gilroy Unifi ed School District 7810 Arroyo Circle • Gilroy 669.205.4000 gilroyunifi Elementary Schools Antonio Del Buono El Roble Eliot Glen View Las Animas Luigi Aprea Rod Kelley Rucker Middle Schools Ascencion Solorsano Brownell South Valley High Schools Christopher High School Gilroy High School Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early Col- lege Academy (GECA) Mt. Madonna Continuation High School Charter School Gilroy Prep Steve Betando, MHUSD Superintendent Morgan Hill Unifi ed School District 15600 Concord Circle Morgan Hill 308.201.6000 Elementary School Barrett El Toro Jackson Academy of Math and Music Los Paseos Nordstrom Paradise Valley San Martin-Gwinn P.A. Walsh Middle Schools Britton Martin Murphy High Schools Ann Sobrato Live Oak Central Continuation Charter School Charter School of Morgan Hill Student population: 648 (currently at capacity) Teacher/student ratio: 24:1 WASC approval: 6-year accreditation in 2018 Prop 51 funding: Approximately $13M (50/50 grant, low-interest loan) Nonprofi t foundation: CSMH Foundation Next charter renewal: 2021 Accomplishments: Recognized as a California Distinguished School. Received a second 6-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Our Tech Program and Innovation Lab. James Dent, Principal Gilroy Prep (K-8) Student population: 540 (currently at capacity) Wait list: 700 Teacher/student ratio: 30:1 (for 1/2 of the day it is 15:1) Major sources of funding: same as traditional public school Teacher retention rate for 2017-18: 80% Next charter renewal: 2023 Accomplishments: Recognized by Innovate Public Schools for effectively closing the achievement gap for traditionally underserved students. Nearly 1/3 of our 1st class of 8th graders were accepted into GECA.