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Freshman Success

Contact Information

Kefi Andersen
Graduation Equity Program Supervisor
360-725-0429
kefi.andersen@k12.wa.us

We know that 9th graders who end the year on track are four times more likely to graduate. It is a stronger indicator of future graduation than race, ethnicity, poverty, or test scores (NCS). Geared toward school leaders, you can learn more about why 9th grade success is important, best practices and strategies, frequently asked questions, and get resources to support your work.

Freshman Success Best Practices & Strategies

The first year of high school has been shown in research to be a critical predictor of students' future likelihood of completing high school. Passing all courses in 9th grade is strongly associated with graduating.

9th Graders on Track Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding freshman year academic success.  

Why Are We Focused on 9th Grade?

9th graders who end the year on track are four times more likely to graduate. It is a stronger indicator than race, ethnicity, poverty, or test scores.

Freshman Success Resources

Resources for freshman success.