Clovis Unified intermediate school saluted

For the fourth time in three years, a Clovis Unified intermediate school has been recognized as one of the state's best.

Reyburn Intermediate was one of three schools statewide to earn the designation of "Schools to Watch -- Taking Center Stage Model School" by the state Department of Education.

Last year, Clark Intermediate School earned the honor, and Kastner and Alta Sierra received the designation in 2008.

Each year, three schools are recognized in the program, which targets junior high schools.

Reyburn's designation was earned because the school continues to raise its Academic Performance Index scores within all its diverse subgroups, including English learners, Hispanic, Asian and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

Principal Barry Jaeger said students, parents and teachers at Reyburn "understand the high expectations we have on a daily basis."