Adams Middle School among “Schools to Watch”

Sixth graders at Adams Middle School in Redondo Beach returned to in-person classes on March 9, 2021. Photo courtesy of the RBUSD

Adams Middle School in Redondo Beach has been recognized by the California Schools to Watch program as one of 36 “Schools to Watch” for 2023. 

An added 41 schools received re-designation this year as Schools to Watch. The list now includes, in total, 186 schools statewide.

Criteria includes academics, social equity and “responsiveness to the needs of adolescents.”

“It was shared by the Schools to Watch visitors that Adams Middle School is one of the few schools in the state that provides several ways to support students who may struggle academically, with their tutorial period and before and after school intervention programs,” said Dr. Nicole Wesley, superintendent for Redondo Unified School District.

To be considered for the list, schools first apply, then host a site visit by middle grades evaluators. Schools to Watch are re-evaluated every three years.

“These middle grades students attend programs that help them believe in themselves, discover their interests, and work toward their academic, life and career goals,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. 

The program is sponsored by the state’s Department of Education, League of Educators, and Middle Grades Alliance in association with the National Forum. ER


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