El Segundo Middle School (ESMS) was named one of California’s 2018 “Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage” model middle schools. ESMS is one of only 112 model schools that have been identified statewide since 2003. Each year, the California Middle Grades Alliance (CMGA) identifies middle schools that are academically excellent, responsive to the developmental needs of middle school students, socially equitable, and structured for success. Click headline for more.