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A 2024 california
School to watch

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In 2015, Luther Burbank Middle School was selected by the California League of Middle Schools and the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform as a "School to Watch."  Only 7 schools were selected in the state of California and less than 60 nationwide.  LBMS is heralded as a model middle school, addressing the needs of our adolescents through academic excellence, developmental reponsiveness, social equity, and organizational structures that support all students.
LBMS was honored with a presentation on campus celebrating the hard work of all involved in the transformation of the school. Teachers and staff also accepted awards on behalf of the community in Sacramento and in Washington, DC.

LBMS has been since redesignated a School to Watch in 2018, 2021, and 2024 for their continued progress in and dedication to creating a highly effective middle school. 

2024 News Release from the California Department of Education

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