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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.
Mitchell Senior Elementary School

Designated 2022

Atwater Elementary School District

Merced County

Diana Dietz, Principal

1753 5th St, Atwater, CA 95301

209-357-6124

School Characteristics

Enrollment: 725. Grade Levels: 7-8.

School Demographics

Black/African/African American 2%, White 17%, Asian/Asian American 3%, Hispanic/Latino 75%, Other 3%

Replicable Practices

  • Teacher PLCs: Weekly collaboration: standards, assessment, interventions, leadership

  • Extracurriculars: All students can access four-quarter elective wheels, AVID, WEB

  • SEL: Leadership, restorative practices, community circles, life skills

  • Four Academies: Schools within a school, common preps, shared teacher teams

  • Student Support Center: Outreach, school psychologists & restorative justice staff

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