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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.
Standard Middle School

Designated 2021

Standard Elementary School District

Kern County

Maikel Bassilious, Principal

126 Ferguson Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308

(661) 392-2130

School Characteristics

Community: Urban. Enrollment: 1004. Grade Levels: 6,7,8. School schedule: Seven-period day with daily Advisory. 6th Grade follows a block schedule.

School Demographics

Free and Reduced Lunch: 100%

Replicable Practices

  • MTSS: We have added additional staff over the last three years to create an MTSS team of three site Administrators, a Program Specialist/School Psychologist, a School Psychologist and psychologist intern, two School Counselors, two Americorps Mentors, Community Member Mentors, a Behavioral Intervention Specialist, a Campus Supervisor, a Family Advocate, a Social Worker, and Certificated School Nurse.

  • Circle of Friends: A school inclusion program where students with special needs are paired with general education student leaders for weekly lunches and activities.

  • Safe School Ambassadors: This program trains diverse and socially influential student leaders to intervene with their friends and classmates when they see teasing, bullying, and other acts of cruelty.

  • Check-in, Check-out Program (CICO): Our Behavior Intervention Specialist works with many students to build stronger habits and practices while at school. The ultimate goal is to foster self-monitoring skills.

  • Winning Warrior Award – PBIS awards given to students who model our three PBIS tenets to Be Safe, Use Manners, and Demonstrate Self-Responsibility.

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