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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Two Southern Arizona schools are among four in the state to win national recognition as "Blue Ribbon" schools for academic achievement.

They include TUSD's Sabino High School on the east side and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Elementary School in Nogales.

Chandler Traditional Academy and Xavier College Preparatory in the Phoenix area were the other award recipients.

Sabino made its announcement today with school and district dignitaries on hand.

In a district with declining enrollment, Sabino is a magnet for students from all over the Tucson area.

More than half its students are from outside the school boundaries.

Sabino's principal says a commitment to excellence comes from the school, parents and the students themselves.

"It's up to the students to take on that call to excellence and then the staff looking at opportunities to expand our course offerings, being creative in what we can provide to the students and that will get them ready for success," Sabino Principal Matt Munger said.

Munger says Sabino has the largest "parent, teacher, student association" in Southern Arizona.

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