San Diego Unified School District board President John Lee Evans recently spotlighted Mira Mesa schools as an example of the success that’s possible when students stick with their local schools.

Evans and other school leaders have pushed to increase attendance at so-called neighborhood schools in recent years as part of a larger district initiative.

In a December interview with U-T San Diego, Evans said Mira Mesa’s neighborhood schools have seen academic success and that the majority of students in the area attend those schools.

Scott Lewis and I evaluated Evans’ claims in the latest edition of Fact Check TV.

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