Essential Elements: School To Watch

eestwsmallThese schools have earned the Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch designation. “Schools to Watch” have distinguished themselves in academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity and organization and structure. You can “visit” these schools by clicking their link:

Barker Road Middle School (redesignated in 2015)

Calkins Road Middle School (redesignated in 2015)

Moravia Middle School (redesignated in 2015)

Sayville Middle School (redesignated in 2015)

Twelve Corners Middle School (redesignated in 2015)

Victor Junior High School (redesignated in 2015)

Oliver W. Winch Middle School (redesignated in 2015)

North Salem Middle School (redesignated in 2013)

Pioneer Middle School (redesignated in 2014)

A.A. Kingston Middle School (redesignated in 2015)

Jericho Middle School (redesignated in 2105)

Glens Falls Middle School (redesignated in 2015)

Bay Trail Middle School (redesignated in 2013)

Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School (redesignated in 2013)

Merton Williams Middle School  (redesignated in 2013)

Garden City Middle School (redesignated in 2014)

Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School (redesignated in 2014)

Farnsworth Middle School (redesignated in 2015)

Indian Lake Middle School (redesignated in 2015)

Longwood Middle School (redesignated in 2015)

Martha Brown Middle School (redesignated in 2015)

Oceanside Middle School (redignated in 2015)

Van Wyck Junior High School (redesignated in 2015)

Honeyoye Falls-Lima Middle School (newly designated in 2013)

Johanna Perrin Middle School (newly designated in 2013)

Ballston Spa Middle School (newly designated in 2015)

South Orangetown Middle School (newly designated in 2015)

 

New York State’s Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch (EE: STW) Program

Partnership Organizations include:

in collaboration with
The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform


What is the Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch  (EE: STW) program?

  • a program to identify and publicize effective middle-level schools that are committed to continuous improvement;
  • a campaign to educate professionals and the public about criteria and indicators for high-performing middle-level schools;
  • an opportunity for mentoring;
  • an opportunity for self-study and self-reflection; 
  • an opportunity for networking about good practices;
  • an opportunity to celebrate success.

 

What are the characteristics of an Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch school?

What does an Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch (EE: STW) school look like?

  • is a model of exemplary implementation of the Essential Elements;
  • has made, and continues to make, marked progress in meeting all eligibility criteria, including measurable gains in the academic achievement of all students;
  • is willing to serve as a model and mentor for other schools seeking to improve;
  • is committed to continuing its own efforts to improve and provide an exemplary educational program and learning experience for young adolescents.

 

For more information about the Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch (EE:STW) program, visit the EE:STW website.