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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.
Bernice Harrell Chipman Junior High

Designated 2023

Bakersfield City School District

Kern County

Tomás Prieto, Principal

2905 Eissler St, Bakersfield, CA 93306

(661) 631-5210

School Characteristics

Enrollment: 727. Grade Levels: 7-8.

School Demographics

Replicable Practices

  • Daily advisory for academics and SEL

  • MTSS Tier I/Tier II provides school-wide and individual student supports

  • Reading intervention model addresses foundational literacy gaps

  • GPA credit recovery includes recovery coursework, tutoring, mentoring

  • Culture of literacy with school-wide and individual student goals

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