Oceanside Middle School ranked nationwide as a School of Distinction


Oceanside Middle School has been named a 2023 School of Distinction by the Association for Middle-Level Education. Only 11 schools nationwide were selected.

“I am so grateful to be part of the Oceanside school community and to work among staff, parents, administration, and a board of education that recognize, value, and support the unique characteristics and needs of our adolescent learners,” said Allison Glickman-Rogers, the school’s principal.

Oceanside Middle completed a rigorous review process that measured its implementation of best practices and continuous improvement plans. After advancing from the initial application, the school community participated in a series of stakeholder interviews that included staff, students, and families.

“I’m a very proud superintendent and congratulate our Oceanside Middle School team on this well-deserved recognition,” said schools superintendent Phyllis Harrington.

AMLE’s Schools of Distinction program recognizes exemplary schools and supports them through a process of strategic vision setting to help foster ongoing growth and success. The program’s evaluation criteria are anchored in AMLE’s landmark position paper on best practices in the middle grades, The Successful Middle School: This We Believe, now in its fifth edition and 41st year of publication.

“It is a privilege to recognize Oceanside Middle School as a 2023 School of Distinction. They are truly worthy of this prestigious honor and I’m excited for AMLE to be able to share their story,” said Stephanie Simpson, chief executive of AMLE.