The challenge facing Brewster Elementary School seven years ago seemed apparent--we needed to create an improved learning environment. However, that would not be easy when, from all appearances, the future of Brewster Elementary was looking rather bleak.

Brewster Elementary in Brewster, Wash., enrolls approximately 500 students in kindergarten through grade six. About 97 percent of Brewster students receive free or reduced-price lunches. The rural school, in north central Washington, is part of the Brewster School District 111 public school system. The district consists of two schools, one elementary school and one junior/senior high school, serving slightly more than 1,000 students.


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