Edna Hill Middle CA School to Watch

Brentwood Union SD’s Edna Hill Middle School Re-Designated California School to Watch
Posted on 02/17/2022
CCCOE LogoPLEASANT HILL, Calif. — Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey congratulated Brentwood Union School District’s Edna Hill Middle School for being named a 2022 California School to Watch. This is the sixth time Edna Hill has won the award.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond this week announced the honor, which goes to schools that have demonstrated sustained progress as a high-performing California middle school.

“By focusing on students’ emotional health and continuing to build strong community connections, Edna Hill Middle School administrators, teachers and staff have helped their students thrive while navigating the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has presented. Congratulations to the Edna Hill Middle School community,” Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey said.

Thirty-one middle schools have been re-designated for 2022 while another 16 were selected for the first time. Edna Hill Middle School was first designated a California School to Watch in 2007. Schools that earn the designation are eligible to reapply every three years.

The California Schools to Watch program is sponsored by the California Department of Education, the California League of Schools and the California Middle Grades Alliance, in association with the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. These high-performing model schools demonstrate academic excellence, social equity, and responsiveness to the needs of young adolescents.

To earn the California School to Watch designation, schools must complete an extensive application and host a site visit by middle grades experts. In order to retain the designation, each school is re-evaluated every three years.

The 2022 schools will be recognized by State Superintendent Thurmond during the School to Watch Leadership Celebration Day on Thursday, March 3. For more information about the program, please visit the California Schools to Watch web page.
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