In April 2021, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced that Bell Intermediate is one of 31 high-performing California middle schools that the California Schools have recognized to Watch program. Bell Intermediate managed to complete the rigorous application process during the COVID-19 school closure period to have been re-designated as 2021 “California Schools to Watch."
Tony Thurman complimented the schools stating: "Congratulations to these schools for building systems that support all students in believing in themselves, discovering their individual interests, and working toward their academic, life, and career goals. These schools are outstanding examples of how educational innovation and a dedicated school community can keep students engaged and learning through a critical stage in their K–12 journey."
To be re-designated, Bell Intermediate had to show that we were a high-performing school that demonstrates academic excellence, social equity, and responsiveness to the needs of young adolescents.
We are proud of our staff and community for its continued dedication to making Bell Intermediate a high-performing school to watch!