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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.
Lagunita School

Designated 2022

Lagunita School District

Marin County

Daniel Stonebloom, Principal

975 San Juan Grade Road, Salinas, CA 95688

School Characteristics

Enrollment: 92. Grade Levels: K-8.

School Demographics

Hispanic or Latino 40.4%, Pacific Islander 1.1%, White 46.8%, Other/Two or More Races 9.6%

Replicable Practices

  • Math Talk: School-wide collaboration

  • Staff-Driven Content: All staff are involved in curriculum decisions

  • Success Focus: Recognizing and rewarding success is a central tenet

  • Social-Emotional Learning: Whole child prioritization; access to counseling, etc.

  • Teacher Leadership: Teachers are empowered to help lead in this small school

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