"The Golden Bell Award is another validation of the transformation we've undergone at ESMS to become an International Baccalaureate World School," said Jack Plotkin, principal at El Segundo Middle School. "The journey has certainly not been without challenges, but ultimately, we're producing deeper thinkers who are better equipped to make change in the world. We are honored to receive this award in recognition of that achievement.”
The prestigious International Baccalaureate Programme, initially developed to provide the highest quality high school education for children of diplomats serving abroad, now spans grades K-12 and is administered in 147 countries. El Segundo Middle School offers the only IB Middle Years Programme in the South Bay, and its 800 students join their peers at just two other public middle schools in Los Angeles County in achieving IB enrollment status.
A video about the El Segundo Middle School International Baccalaureate Programme may be view here: http://www.elsegundomiddleschool.org/apps/video/.
About the El Segundo Unified School District
The El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) was established in 1912 to serve all of the residents living in the City of El Segundo and covers the western part of the city. ESUSD consists of six schools including the Eagle’s Nest Preschool, Richmond Street and Center Street Elementary Schools, El Segundo Middle School, El Segundo High School and the Arena/Virtual High School, as well as partnerships with the South Bay Adult School and California Regional Occupational Center (SoCal ROC).