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 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.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS SCHOOLS-TO-WATCH

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

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Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch

These 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 2018)

Calkins Road Middle School (redesignated in 2018)

Moravia Middle School (redesignated in 2018)

Oliver W. Winch Middle School (redesignated in 2018)

Sayville Middle School (redesignated in 2018)

Twelve Corners Middle School (redesignated in 2018)

North Salem Middle School (redesignated in 2019)

A.A. Kingston Middle School (redesignated in 2019)

Glens Falls Middle School (redesignated in 2019)

Jericho Middle School (redesignated in 2019)

Bay Trail Middle School (redesignated in 2019)

Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School (redesignated in 2019)

Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School (redesignated in 2017)

Garden City Middle School (redesignated in 2017)

Farnsworth Middle School (redesignated in 2018)

Indian Lake Middle School (redesignated in 2018)

Longwood Middle School (redesignated in 2018)

Martha Brown Middle School (redesignated in 2018)

 

Oceanside Middle School (redesignated in 2018)

Van Wyck Junior High School (redesignated in 2018)

Honeoye Falls-Lima Middle School (redesignated in 2019)

Johanna Perrin Middle School (redesignated in 2019)

Ballston Spa Middle School (redesignated in 2018)

South Orangetown Middle School (redesignated in 2018)

Fieldstone Middle School (newly designated in 2018)

Starpoint Middle School (newly designated in 2018)

Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Middle School (newly designated in 2018)

Corning-Painted Post Middle School (newly designated in 2019)

Millbrook Middle School (newly designated in 2019)

Mineola Middle School (newly designated in 2019)

Plainedge Middle School (newly designated in 2019)

Rocky Point Middle School (newly designated in 2019)

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