The schools profiled in Leading Success are MetLife Foundation-NASSP Breakthrough Schools and College Board Schools and were selected for their successful creation of positive, student-centered school cultures that value equity, collaboration and personalized learning. Serving large numbers of students often living in poverty, they have dramatically improved student achievement. And while each school serves to illustrate certain module themes, all evince a practiced and integrated application of tailoring individual strategies to best answer the foremost question: “What is best for our students?”

B.F. Terry High School

Rosenberg, Texas

Green Run High School

Virginia Beach, Virginia

M.O. Ramay Junior High School

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Mater Academy

Hialeah Gardens, Florida

Menominee Indian Middle School

Neopit, Wisconsin

Northwest College Prep High School

Rochester, New York

Park View High School

Sterling, Virginia

San Diego Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical High School

San Diego, California

South Bronx Preparatory

Bronx, New York

Tefft Middle School

Streamwood, Illinois

World Journalism Preparatory

Flushing, New York