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Nellie Coffman Middle School


Palm Springs Unified School District

Riverside County

Karen Dimick, Principal

Enrollment: 951. Grade Levels: 6-8.

School Characteristics and Replicable Practices

  • Advisory develops student/staff relationships through facilitated SEL

  • STEAM technology center with drones, coding, robotics

  • Literacy: books that reflect students’ lives, family literacy night, independent reading

  • Wellness center/garden: safe spaces to decompress/access mental health services

  • Robust AVID and AVID Excel programs for college preparation

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