Fresno Unified earned poor marks on a report card grading the school district's success serving minority and poor students.
Education Trust-West, a statewide education advocacy group that graded districts across the state, gave Fresno Unified an F for the lagging performance of black students compared to whites.
Fresno Unified earned a D on the achievement gap between Latinos and whites, and on the academic performance and college readiness of Latino and black students.
Fresno Unified earned its highest grade, a C, for improvements in test scores over the past five years. The marks average out to a D, the same score it got last year, when Education Trust-West first issued report cards.
The report cards judge the state's 147 largest districts on how well they serve Latino, black and low-income students. The grades are based on Academic Performance Index scores and the percentage of graduates eligible to attend California State University and University of California schools.