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Big Awards and Accolades

A California Distinguished School

A California Distinguished School

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  • California Honor Roll School 2016
  • California Gold Ribbon School, 2015
  • MathCounts Gold Level Excellence Award, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • California Distinguished School, 2011
  • 33rd District PTA “Reach for the Stars” Membership Increase recognition, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • County of Los Angeles 29th Annual State of Education recognition, 201
  • State Assembly Academic Excellence and Achievement award, 2011
  • Senate Academic Excellence and Achievement award, 2011
  • Torrance Council PTA Newsletter Award, 2010 and 2011
  • National Associations of Student Councils Leadership recognition, 2010 and 2011
  • Senate Recognition in Honor of Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Adopt-A-School Program Partnership, 2010 and 2011
  • National Junior Honor Society Charter Recognition, 2010
  • 33rd District PTA Honor Roll Award, 2010
  • Torrance Council PTA Chairman’s Club Award, 2010

JMS Staff Highlights

  • 2016 Northrup Grumman Teacher Fellow (1 of only 25 selected in the US) - JMS Teacher Ms. Merlos
  • 2016 Torrance Council PTA Honorary Administrator of the Year - Mrs. Heinrich
  • 2016 CA Association of Teachers of English Teacher of the Year - JMS Teacher Mr. Cheny
  • 2016 WHS Outstanding Service Award - JMS Teacher Mr. White
  • 2016 STEAM CCS Rock 'n Roll History Recognition - JMS Teacher Mr. Daley
  • 2015 TUSD Middle School Teacher of the Year - JMS Teacher Mrs. Argento
  • 2015 TUSD Classified Employee of the Year - JMS Librarian Ms. Judt

A California GOLD RIBBON School

A California GOLD RIBBON School