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LCMS Re-Designated a Schools to Watch - Taking Center Stage School


Lindero Canyon Middle School has been re-designated as a Schools to WatchTM-Taking Center Stage school.  Lindero Canyon will join 33 other previously chosen schools whose commitment to continued progress and achievement allows them to retain their Schools to Watch designation, announced State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on February 27, 2019. Lindero Canyon Middle School will be recognized at the Schools to WatchTM-Taking Center Stage state awards presentation in Sacramento on March 14, 2019.

Each year, California's Schools to WatchTM-Taking Center Stage program uses a competitive, rigorous review process to identify high performing, high impact middle schools that are academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable, and structured for success so that all middle schools may have models of real-world success.

Lindero Canyon Middle School Principal Eric Anhalt expressed his gratitude to his staff, “I am proud to share with you that your dedication and hard work have been recognized by the State Superintendent of Education, Tony Thurmond. Well done.  I am so proud to work alongside you all!”

"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."

Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage is a statewide program implemented by the California League of Middle Schools (CLMS) and the California Department of Education in partnership with the educational organizations which make up the California Middle Grades Allianced. For more information on the program, contact Dr. Irvin Howard, Director, at (800) 326-1880 or visit