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Ellen Fletcher Middle School


Palo Alto Unified School District

Santa Clara County

Melissa Howell, Principal

Enrollment: 540. Grade Levels: 6-8.

School Characteristics and Replicable Practices

  • Inclusive community with respect for diversity

  • Unique bell schedule with alternating course choices for learning, intervention, enrichment

  • Weekly PRIME SEL period with lessons reviewed by counselors and teacher leaders

  • Common team prep times allow for teacher teaming and collaboration

  • Flexible support structures support a variety of student needs

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