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Middle School Matters

Middle school is the last and best chance to prepare students for high school and postsecondary success.


Of U.S. high school students will drop out before graduating


Schools provided with resources by Middle School Matters

Studies show that students at risk of dropping out can be identified as early as middle school.

Middle School Matters is a partnership between the Bush Institute and the University of Texas’ Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk deploying resources to help schools increase the number of students who are prepared to enter high school and earn a diploma ready for college and the workforce.

Middle School Matters provides educators with proven, research-based strategies to increase student achievement and increase their likelihood of earning a diploma.