Mission & School History
The mission of ICEF Public Schools is to prepare all students to attend and compete at the top 100 colleges and universities in the nation.
ICEF, which stands for Inner City Education Foundation, operates 8 schools educating over 3,000 students in grades TK through 12. ICEF was one of the first charter school management organizations in Los Angeles and has become a leader in raising to competitive levels the achievement of African-American and Latino/Hispanic students in the state of California.
ICEF started with a vision to create a college-bound network of public schools and has delivered on that promise through the hard work and dedication of students and staff, the involvement of parents, and the commitment of supporters. As our community works together toward our common goals, we will continue to provide the very best for our students and focus on providing a college-ready model that includes our unique "3 As" approach in ACADEMICS, ARTS and ATHLETICS. We believe these opportunities greatly enrich the lives of our students and prepare them for success in a diverse society.
Our goal is that each scholar is fit not only to attend, compete, and graduate from a top college or university, but also to effect change as leaders within the communities they will live and serve.
ICEF's Core Values
ICEF and its schools are guided and known by their core values and beliefs which reflect best practices researched in high performing schools that consistently produce well-educated students prepared to enter and succeed in college.
Community - We will create, grow and support a unified community where we are passionate about the success of our students.
Diversity - We will respect diversity while using our differences to drive innovative practices that unite us all.
Empowerment - we will empower our stakeholders to be efficient and effective in delivering the highest quality services for our students.
Accountability - We will develop a culture of integrity where we hold ourselves and each other accountable for our actions and behaviors with our students, our parents, and our stakeholders.
Communication - We will provide clear, effective, and timely communications within our organization and in our business dealings.
Safety - We will ensure a learning environment where students, parents, visitors, and staff feel supported and secure.
Collaborate - We will make ICEF an enjoyable workplace of professionals where we actively share responsibility, celebrate success, learn from failures, and work together for the success of all.
- 62%African American 36% Latino
- 13% English Language Learners (ELL)
- 11%Special Education Students
- 81.9% Free/Reduced Meal Program Participants