WVUSD recognized as model district

Nia Mitchell, Asst. Business Manager

Walnut Valley Unified School District has been recognized as a model district by being named a National School District to Watch.  

WVUSD is one of 17 school districts across the nation to ever be recognized with this award, which honors districts for their  approach and dedication to educating their students.

This award is a recognition founded by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. It was presented to the district at the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform in Washington D.C., where Principal Reuben Jones attended along with several WVUSD district administrators this summer.

Previously, all three middle schools in the WVUSD district, Suzanne, Chaparral and South Pointe, have also been recognized as Schools to Watch. South Pointe was presented with the award in 2016 and Suzanne and Chaparral were both recognized in 2017.

To receive this honor, the school submitted an application, after which the Forum gathered data that focused on the school’s academic excellence, developmental responsiveness and social equity.