South LA NSI

South LA Network for School Improvement

The South LA Network for School Improvement (NSI) is a partnership of schools located in South LA that uses a continuous improvement model to increase the number of Black, Latinx and low-income 9th-grade students prepared for college.

Third–party survey results (October 2021) for South LA NSI participants:

  • 100% response rate
  • 91% believed the work is making a difference for the students they serve
  • 99% agreed their team is learning about how to improve the number of Freshman who are college-ready
  • on-track with a “B” or better in all coursework
  • 93% believed they have greater access to research-based best practices through the network
  • 80% believed engaging in Continuous Improvement Protocols & Tools will help increase the percentage of Black and Latinx students graduating high school college-ready
  • 95% believed participating in the South LA NSI is worth the time it takes

Participating Schools


Teachers Trained


Satisfaction Rate


Special thanks to those who help make the LA Promise Fund possible.

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Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation
City National Bank
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
California Emerging Technology Fund
Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation
Just Keep Livin Foundation
California Department of Education
Evil Geniuses
LA Rams
LA84 Foundation
Pacific Western Bank
Play Equity Fund
Verizon Foundation
Annenberg Foundation
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
California Community Foundation
Walt Disney Company
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
California Arts Council
J. Paul Getty Trust
Weingart Foundation
Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry
U.S. Department of Education
Ballmer Group
Amgen Foundation

Get Involved

For questions or comments, contact Kyle Miller at or (213) 745-4928