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CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS TO WATCH

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California Schools to Watch TM is a statewide program implemented by the California League
of Schools, California Department of Education, California Middle Grades Alliance, National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, and the California Schools to Watch model schools.
Bernardo Yorba Middle School

Designated 2022

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District

Orange County

Beth Fisher, Principal

5350 Fairmont Boulevard , Yorba Linda, CA 92886

(714) 986-7400

School Characteristics

Community: Suburban. Enrollment: 580. Grade Levels: 7-8. Not a Title I School.

School Demographics

Asian 14.7 %, Hispanic or Latino 37.8 %, White 40.3 %. Free/reduced lunch: 34.60%. Students with disabilities: 8.51%. English learners: 6.70%.

Replicable Practices

  • Online Supports: 24/7 online tutoring, writing feedback, and Nearpod for engagement

  • Response to Intervention: Tier 1 study skills, tutoring, counseling, extracurriculars

  • Teacher Clarity: Expectations for learning and outcomes are clear to all students

  • Principal Advisory Team: Home visits, staff culture building, parent communication

  • Student Voice: ASB town halls, improvement science empathy interviews

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