“Schools Where Everyone is College Bound” Across America, a great struggle is underway. It is neither new nor is it likely to result in victory being declared because that is not how struggle works. “Better education for all” is a long arduous trek in which success is measured by reaching milestones on a road that never ends. Uncommon Schools started in Newark New Jersey in 1997. Today, it has 54 schools throughout the northeast in which 82 percent of the students are considered disadvantaged. Here’s the kicker. 99% of their high school seniors are accepted to a four-year college. And they graduate from college at five times the rate of low-income students nationally. We go now to Boston where the principal of Roxbury Prep is herself an Uncommon School graduate.