Brewster High, Middle schools recognized for student performance

BREWSTER – The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) has recognized Brewster High School and Brewster Middle School as two of the highest performing schools in Washington State for students of color and low-income student performance.
“We are excited to be recognized for the hard work our staff has put in to help students to be successful,” said Brewster School Superintendent Eric Driessen. “In addition, we are proud of our students and their families.”
The recognition is part of an ongoing multi-phase study – The Educational Landscape and Systems Analysis - that included more than 2,100 school across the state. The Brewster schools have been invited to move into the second phase of the study that will determine how the top schools are beating the odds.
“These schools represent the pinnacle of performance” said Greg Lobdell, project research director and CEE Chief Research Officer.  “While other studies have considered only test scores, this study recognizes that students, and student performance, are more than simply test scores.”  
The study considered seven measures of performance:
● Attendance
● Progress for English Learners
● English-Language Arts performance
● Mathematics performance
● Readiness for high school
● High school course rigor (obtaining college credits)
● Graduation rates. 
“In comparing performance across all schools in Washington State, we’ve are seeing these 38 schools as beating the odds,” Lobdell said.
The 38 schools are now in phase two of the research study, where the research team is performing a deep analysis to determine how these schools are performing at such a high level.  
“Phase Two represents the critical phase of the project”, said John Steach, CEE CEO and project researcher.  “Determining how this is happening within the context of Washington State can provide a blue-print of promising practices, programs, and systems for others to study and possibly implement in their districts.”
The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a service, consulting, and research organization dedicated to providing better data, better decisions, for better schools. For additional information, please contact: Greg Lobdell, Project Director, Chief Research Officer, Email: or 425-947-5239.


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