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Beverly Hills & Melillo are Texas Schools to Watch

Beverly Hills & Melillo are re-designated as Texas Schools to Watch
Posted on 01/29/2020
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Story By: Maria Mata
Communications Department

Pasadena ISD’s Beverly Hills Intermediate and Melillo Middle School re-designated as ‘Schools to Watch’

Beverly Hills Intermediate and Melillo Middle School have been re-designated as Texas Schools to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP). The schools join about 45 schools in the state of Texas to be selected for the designation and to be re-designated

Beverly Hills Intermediate has been re-designated for the third time. The school was originally designated as a School to Watch in 2014 and earned re-designation in 2017. This is the second time that Melillo Middle School has been re-designated, following their original designation in 2017. Both campuses were selected for the designation for demonstrating excellence in academics, developmental responsiveness, social equity and organizational structure and processes.

The Schools to Watch selection process is based on a written application that requires schools to show how they continued to meet rigorous criteria developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform for the past three years. The organization based their selection process on interviews with campus and community members, achievement data, suspension rates, quality of lessons, and student work.

Beverly Hills Intermediate and Melillo Middle School will be recognized as Schools to Watch for a three-year period.  After the third year, they must demonstrate continued progress on specific goals in order to be re-designated.

Pasadena ISD, Beverly Hills Intermediate, and Melillo Middle School will join recognized school districts across the country at the National Forum Schools to Watch event in Washington DC on June 26.