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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.
Nellie Coffman Middle School

Designated 2023

Palm Springs Unified School District

Riverside County

Karen Dimick, Principal

34603 Plumley Rd., Cathedral City, CA 92234

(760) 770-8617

School Characteristics

Enrollment: 951. Grade Levels: 6-8.

School Demographics

Replicable Practices

Advisory develops student/staff relationships through facilitated SEL STEAM technology center with drones, coding, robotics Literacy: books that reflect students’ lives, family literacy night, independent reading Wellness center/garden: safe spaces to decompress/access mental health services Robust AVID and AVID Excel programs for college preparation

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