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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.
Orange Grove Middle School

Designated 2022

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

Los Angeles County

Elizabeth Kane, Principal

14505 Orange Grove Ave., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745


School Characteristics

Enrollment: 315. Grade Levels: 6-8.

School Demographics

African American 2%, Asian 6%, White 9%, Hispanic 89%, Other 2%

Replicable Practices

  • Behavioral & Academic Intervention: Teachers ID students, mentor, and motivate

  • Saturday Academy: Academic support through tutoring and enrichment activities

  • Homework Club & Lunch Bunch: Lunchtime and after-school, available to all students

  • Teacher Data Chats: 1:1 teacher/student conversations regarding goals and progress

  • Wellness Room: SEL support for mentorship, counseling, or free time hangouts

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