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St. James Middle named a "School to Watch"

SJM Schools to WatchCongratulations to St. James Middle! The school has been re-designated a “School to Watch” by the SC Association for Middle Level Education and the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. St. James Middle is one of only 36 schools in the state that have received and maintained this designation.

Schools that earn this designation emphasize strong academics, sensitivity to young adolescents’ needs and interests, and commitment to providing all students equal access to a high-quality education.

Schools are recognized for a three-year period, at the end of which they must apply for re-designation and demonstrate that they are continuing to meet the National Forum’s rigorous criteria. St. James Middle was first designated a School to Watch in 2015, and it was re-designated in 2021 and again this year. Keep up the good work, Sharks!