California Schools to Watch

Schools to Watch Taking Center Stage

STW State Director - Carole Carleson
STW Co-Director - Irv Howard

California League of Middle Schools

6621 East Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 210
Long Beach, CA 90803
Phone: (562) 430-3136 or (800) 326-1880
Fax: (562) 430-5607
State Website:

Joined State Program in 2002

California currently has 47 Schools to Watch

Participating Organizations

California League of Middle Schools
California Department of Education
California Schools to Watch—Taking Center Stage Model School Program
California Teachers Association
Association of California School Administrators and its Middle Grades Council
California School Boards Association
California County Superintendents Education Services Association
and its Secondary Subcommittee of the Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee
California Middle Grades Partnership Network
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP)
California Middle Grades Alliance


State News 

The California Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage program is pleased to announce the 2017 New Schools to Watch®-Taking Center Stage sites (11) and the 2017 Redesignated Schools to Watch®-Taking Center Stage Schools(19).

2017 Schools

Burlingame Intermediate School, Burlingame
Chaparral Middle School, Diamond Bar
Clifton Middle School, Monrovia
Desert Springs Middle School, Desert Hot Springs
Downtown College Prep Alum Rock Middle School, San Jose
Haskell STEM Academy, Cerritos
Huron Middle School, Huron
Mare Island Technology Academy, Vallejo
McFarland Middle School, McFarland
Rancho-Starbuck Intermediate School, Whittier
Suzanne Middle School, Walnut

Redesignation I
Alondra Middle School, Paramount
Carmenita Middle School, Cerritos
Elizabeth Prinkertson Middle School, Elk Grove
Heber School, Heber
La Canada 7/8, La Canada-Flintridge
Landmark Middle School, Moreno Valley
Leona Jackson School, Paramount
Tetzlaff Middle Schools, Cerritos

Redesignation II
Calavera Hills Middle School, Carlsbad
La Paz Intermediate, Mission Viejo
Torch Middle School, City of Industry
Vista Verde Middle School, Moreno Valley
Washington Academic, Sanger

Redesignation III
Alta Sierra Intermediate, Clovis
Kastner Intermediate, Clovis

Redesignation IV
Alvarado Middle School, Rowland Heights
Kennedy Middle School, El Centro
Millikan Middle School, Sherman Oaks
Rancho Milpitas Middle School, Milpitas