McGee’s Crossroads Middle was re-designated as one of the National Schools to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform initiative.
The forum finds schools across the country that are following a path to meet a rigorous criteria for high performance. According to the initiative, high-performing schools are those that are academically excellent, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable.
In order to receive this honor, McGee’s Crossroads Middle had to undergo a thorough review process by the Schools to Watch committee. The school submitted a lengthy narrative that described all aspects of day-to-day processes, and shared data and information on the many programs utilized to ensure student success, growth, and high achievement.
McGee’s Crossroads Middle was visited by members of the Schools to Watch committee. The committee observed classroom lessons across all grade levels.
Committee members had conversations with everyone they met, and asked questions about McGee’s Crossroads Middle to get a better understanding of how the school operates. Before leaving, the committee met with a panel of students who shared their pride for their school.
For more information about the Schools to Watch Program, visit middlegradesforum.org.
PHOTO: Representatives from the Schools to Watch program, meet with students during the committee’s school visit on Jan. 23. Those photographed (from left) are Aiden Chidsey, Schools to Watch representative Sally Ferrante, Tyler Murray, Schools to Watch representative Chelsea Thompson, and A'Nya Cox.