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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.
Ellen Fletcher Middle School

Designated 2023

Palo Alto Unified School District

Santa Clara County

Melissa Howell, Principal

655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA

(650) 856-9810

School Characteristics

Enrollment: 540. Grade Levels: 6-8.

School Demographics

Replicable Practices

  • Inclusive community with respect for diversity Unique bell schedule with alternating course choices for learning, intervention, enrichment Weekly PRIME SEL period with lessons reviewed by counselors and teacher leaders Common team prep times allow for teacher teaming and collaboration Flexible support structures support a variety of student needs

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