Eight Clovis Unified schools, plus several others across the central San Joaquin Valley, were honored this week with California’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Award.
The award temporarily replaces the California Distinguished Schools Program, which honored schools that succeeded at narrowing the achievement gap. That award wasn’t offered this year since California is in the midst of transitioning the way it tests students and assesses schools.
The Gold Ribbon award recognizes schools that have excelled at putting in place the state’s new math, English and science academic standards.
The honor was given to 13 Fresno County schools including several in Clovis: Alta Sierra Intermediate, Clark Intermediate, Granite Ridge Intermediate, Kastner Intermediate, Buchanan High, Clovis High, Clovis North and Clovis West. Coalinga Middle, Huron Middle, Fowler High, Sanger High and Washington Academic Middle in Sanger also received the award.
In Tulare County, Orosi High, Dinuba High, Harmony Magnet Academy and University Preparatory High earned the recognition. In Kings County, Lemoore Middle College High and Pioneer Middle Schools were named.