Clarence Edwards Middle School: Success Through Transformation

Authors: Megan Britt & Emily Raine

Just a few years ago, Boston’s Clarence Edwards Middle School was on the verge of being shut down. But by 2009, a renaissance at the Edwards made it one of the highest performing and most desired middle schools in Boston, dramatically narrowing and even eliminating academic achievement gaps while delivering a far more well-rounded education to its high-poverty student population. This is the story of how they did it.