At Relay, we are on a mission to provide all PK-12 students with high-quality education and choice-filled lives.
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Our Progress

To achieve our mission, we focus on preparing and developing outstanding teachers and school leaders. We set ambitious goals for our work, and we continually assess our effectiveness supporting our graduate students and their PK-12 students. By closely monitoring our progress in key areas, we move closer toward fulfilling our promises. While there is much to be done, we are deeply committed to getting there.


In the 2020–21 school year, we expect to serve more than
 5,000 current and aspiring teachers across 19 campuses and 1,200 school leaders nationwide.
In total, our students will be impacting an estimated 400,000 PK-12 students.

These results compare to our launch year — 2011–12 — when we served 400 teachers in
New York and New Jersey. 


More than 60% of Relay’s graduate student body self-identify as people of color. This compares to 18% and 20% respectively for teachers and leaders of color nationwide. Of our teaching residents, 70% self-identify as people of color.

of teaching residents
identify as people of color

Program Quality

To earn their degree, graduate students in the second year of the MAT program must
demonstrate that their PK-12 students have shown at least one year’s worth of growth in a
year’s time. On average, the PK-12 students taught by Relay’s class of 2016 grew 1.3 years
in reading performance in one year’s time — our data show that Relay-trained teachers
produce an additional 30% of student reading growth.

Additionally, 95% of 2016 master’s candidates met or exceeded their rigorous goals for
student achievement in terms of annual growth and standards mastery.

Lasting Impact

Of those who completed our teacher preparation programs over the past six years, more than two-thirds are working as teachers and teacher leaders in PK-12 classrooms, and 90% are living the Relay mission through careers in education.
of alumni say
their experience at Relay increased their likelihood of remaining in the classroom