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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.
Newton Middle School

Designated 2022

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

Los Angeles County

Ann Hanson, Principal

15616 Newton Street, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

626-933-2401

School Characteristics

Enrollment: 593. Grade Levels: 6-8.

School Demographics

Black/African/African American 1%, Asian/Asian American 11%, White 5%, Hispanic/Latino 81%, Other 2%

Replicable Practices

  • Expansive Extra- & Co-Curriculars: A wide array of courses and clubs

  • Literacy Across Content: Literacy-focused school-wide adopted strategies

  • Social-Emotional Academic Learning: A comprehensive system of support

  • Data-Driven Instruction: Summative and frequent formative assessments

  • Family Engagement: Newsletters, ParentSquare, parent university

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