Schools to Watch Taking Center Stage 

Logo-CASTW 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 2016 New Schools to Watch®-Taking Center Stage sites (13) and the 2016 Redesignated Schools to Watch®-Taking Center Stage Schools(20).

2016 New Schools

Alder Creek Middle School, Truckee
Curtis Middle School, San Bernardino
Firebaugh Middle School, Firebaugh
Lake Center Middle School, Santa Fe Springs
Lindero Canyon Middle School, Agoura Hills
Ross Academy of Creative and Media Arts, Cerritos
San Gorgonio Middle School, Beaumont
Serrano Middle School, Highland
South Pointe Middle School, Diamond Bar
Sunnymead Middle School, Moreno Valley
Vista Heights Middle School, Moreno Valley
Willis Jepson Middle School, Vacaville
Yorba Linda Middle School, Yorba Linda

2016 Redesignation I Schools

Fairmont School, Sanger
Frank J. Zamboni Middle School, Sanger
Pioneer Middle School, Tustin
Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Sanger
San Lorenzo Valley Middle School, Felton
Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger
Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley
Sinaloa Middle School, Simi Valley
Summit Intermediate School, Etiwanda
Thurston Middle School, Laguna Beach
Union Middle School, San Jose
Vanguard Preparatory School, Apple Valley

2016 Redesignation II Schools

Granger Junior High School, National City
Mistletoe Elementary School, Redding
Reyburn Intermediate School, Clovis

2016 Redesignation III Schools

Canyon Middle School, Castro Valley
Edna Hill Middle School, Brentwood
Frank Wright Middle School, Imperial
Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School, Northridge

2016 Redesignation IV Schools

John Glenn Middle School of International Studies,Indio