(State Schools Superintendent announces Middle Schools to Watch)....The schools were selected recently.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the Middle Schools to watch. He said there were 31 high-performing California Middle School recognized recognized by the California Schools To Watch Program. Thurmond said there is only one middle school added to the list. The other 30 schools reapplied to the program, demonstrating their sustained progress. Two Imperial County Schools made the list. De Anza Magnet School and Wison Jr. High. Both schools are in the El Centro Elementary School District. The California Schools To Watch Program is sponsored by the California Department of Education, California League of Schools and the California Middle Grades Alliance, in association with the National Forum. To eran this designation, schools must complete an extensive application and host a site visit by middle grades experts. In order to retain the designation, each school is re-evaluated every three years.