Blog + Insights

This page focuses on helpful articles, and insights into some of the anomalies and patterns we see as we work through large amounts of information. We hope these insights spark debate and help you form your own, well researched opinions.


Facts About High Schools In Anaheim

(Schoolie Data Insights) Posted by Anna on November 6, 2015

Curious to know how high schools in Anaheim fared on the Common Core tests? Check out this insight.

Facts About High Schools In San Francisco

(Schoolie Data Insights) Posted by Anna on November 6, 2015

Curious about which San Francisco high school scored the highest? Which school scored the lowest? What percentage of 12th graders received a C or above in all UC approved courses? Check out this insight.

Facts About Schools In Sacramento County

(Schoolie Data Insights) Posted by Anna on November 5, 2015

Do you want to know which high schools in Sacramento County scored the highest? Which ones scored the lowest? Which ones had the highest Foreign Language Score? Check out this insight.

Ready, Set…Go To College! (Part 2)

Posted by Anna Fitter on October 26, 2015

In our previous blog post you learned how to start planning and organizing your college application process. Here we visit financial aid and the widely discussed redesigned SAT.

Ready, Set…Go To College! (Part 1)

Posted by Anna Fitter on October 20, 2015

For millions of Americans, October means football, pumpkins and college applications. As parents, you have been planning for years to get your kids armed and ready for college and their futures. The coming months are a crucial time and require good planning, organization and a focus on establishing which schools are a good fit for your student. 

Today 8.5 Million California Families Gain Access to Critical Facts About Local High Schools

Posted by Nasha Fitter, Founder and CEO, Schoolie on September 22, 2015

Schoolie is thrilled to announce that as of today, parents in every California city will have much-needed access to important facts about high schools in their areas. This information is long overdue; until now, parents have had to rely on only test scores and hearsay to make decisions about where to send their children to school. Finally, 8.5 million California families are getting the transparency they deserve.

How to Find and Secure that Life Changing Scholarship for Your Kid!

Posted by Nasha Fitter on August 18, 2015

With an estimated 10,000 scholarships out there, offered by communities, schools, individuals, and religious, nonprofit and social organizations, as well as private and public companies of all types, it’s hard to know where and when to start.

Is Thurgood Marshall High School Reshaping the Face of Education? Grit, Guts & The Story of a School That Really Cares

Posted by on August 8, 2015

Every day our researchers are sifting through reams of data. And, when we come across a school that is just rocking it, we want to tell the world about it.

Whether you live in “tony” “trendy” ‘techy” San Francisco you need to understand if your local school has what it takes to compete with the awesome kids Thurgood Marshall is molding and shaping.

Our Roadblock-Laden Data Quest in the Name of Kids

Posted by on August 5, 2015

This is the first in a series of blog posts about our quest for information, underscoring some of the issues and roadblocks we’ve encountered along the way. We hope it will help to give parents and educators insight and perspective on some of the life-changing data we’ve identified that should see the light of day.