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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.
Christensen Middle School

Designated 2022

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

Alameda County

Brian Scharmann, Principal

5757 Haggin Oaks Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551

925 606-4702

School Characteristics

Enrollment: 640. Grade Levels: 6-8. Not a Title I School.

School Demographics

Asian 17.5%, Hispanic or Latino 17.5%, White 54.41%. Free/reduced lunch: 26.32%. Students with disabilities: 16.21%. English learners: 7.87%.

Replicable Practices

  • Measuring Engagement: Student engagement in activities & interventions is measured

  • Resource Co-Teaching: Co-teaching in the resource setting provides strong support

  • PBIS: Sitewide implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

  • SEL & Mental Health: Social-Emotional Learning curricula, tiered mental health support

  • Standards-Based Grading: Standards-based grading is present in all curricular areas

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