Despite the fact that 89% of our students fall below the federal poverty guidelines, our test scores each year have exceeded the State's 800 API target (892 in 2013), making Gabriella one of Los Angeles' top-performing schools. LAUSD has confirmed this endorsement by ranking our school in the top tier of their School Performance Framework, in which GCS placed in the highest category, Excelling.
GCS has won the Siart Foundation's Charter School Excellence Award (2007 & 2008), the Insight Innovation Award (2008), the Title I Academic Achievement Award (2010), the Music Center Bravo Program Award (2011), and the Hart Vision Award for Charter School of the Year (2012). In 2013, USC has ranked Gabriella the second-best charter school in California amongst all elementary and middle school charters on their School Performance Dashboard.
The School has been awarded a full six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and was enthusiastically re-endorsed by WASC during our mid-term review in 2014.