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CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS TO WATCH

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California Schools to Watch is a statewide program implemented by the California League
of Educators, California Department of Education, California Middle Grades Alliance, National Forum, and the California Schools to Watch model schools.
Bernardo Yorba Middle School

Designated 2022

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District

Orange County

Beth Fisher, Principal

5350 Fairmont Boulevard , Yorba Linda, CA 92886

(714) 986-7400

School Characteristics

Community: Suburban. Enrollment: 580. Grade Levels: 7-8. Not a Title I School.

School Demographics

Asian 14.7 %, Hispanic or Latino 37.8 %, White 40.3 %. Free/reduced lunch: 34.60%. Students with disabilities: 8.51%. English learners: 6.70%.

Replicable Practices

  • Online Supports: 24/7 online tutoring, writing feedback, and Nearpod for engagement

  • Response to Intervention: Tier 1 study skills, tutoring, counseling, extracurriculars

  • Teacher Clarity: Expectations for learning and outcomes are clear to all students

  • Principal Advisory Team: Home visits, staff culture building, parent communication

  • Student Voice: ASB town halls, improvement science empathy interviews

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