Weaver Middle School in Merced has just received a key honor from the state, being named to the “Schools to Watch – Taking Center Stage” program.
Weaver Union School District Superintendent John Curry called the designation a high honor and part of its striving to be a high quality school.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced that 16 high-performing California middle schools have been newly recognized in the 2018–19 Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage program. They join 33 previously chosen schools whose sustained progress will allow them to retain their “Schools to Watch” designation.
“These middle schools make a great impact on students, and I want to thank the staff, administrators, teachers, and parents at these schools for ensuring all students get the education they need to realize their potential,” Thurmond said. “These schools study and support students’ needs, which helps close achievement gaps and creates a better future for these young students.”
Curry said Weaver Middle School is the flagship school within the district. He said he is really proud of the staff and teachers there to have received recognition not only at the state but also the national level.
Weaver Middle School has 900 sixth through eighth grade students.
“One of the things that’s exciting is this honor is not just for academics but also for the school’s culture and environment,” Curry said.
These high-performing model schools demonstrate academic excellence, social equity, and responsiveness to the needs of young adolescents, Thurmond said.