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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.
University Heights Middle School

Designated 2022

Riverside Unified School District

Riverside County

Kathryn Grimble, Principal

1155 Massachusetts Ave., Riverside, CA 92507

951-788-7388

School Characteristics

Enrollment: 797. Grade Levels: 7-8.

School Demographics

African American 11%, Asian 3%, White 5%, Hispanic 79%, Other 2%

Replicable Practices

  • Mentoring Groups: Monthly SEL lessons and graduation celebration

  • Student Engagement: Wellness center, counselor presentations, tutoring

  • Family/Community Engagement: Digital Literacy, PIQE, parenting, pantry

  • Career and Technical Education: Year-long entrepreneurship elective

  • Equity Focus: Staff training, student voice, culturally responsive curriculum, and texts

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