It’s hard to believe that another school year is almost over and we are already marking our calendars for this year’s moving up ceremonies and high school graduation. As we do that, the Board has been reflecting on the year that has passed and how proud we are to be serving this district, which has accomplished so much, since the school doors opened in September. Here are just a few examples of the standout performances of our students and staff:

• Bayville Elementary School was recognized this year as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. This is a national recognition, making Bayville one of the best in the nation. 

• Locust Valley Intermediate School has also received national recognition with a TOSHIBA ExploraVision National winner. Three students took this title after competing against thousands of students across the country. 

• Locust Valley Middle School has produced one of the most successful science competition teams in the school’s history, competing with sixth graders against eighth graders from other schools and impressing even those school’s coaches. 

• Locust Valley High School has been named among the nation’s best high schools – yet again. Among 27,000 high schools, ours continues to be recognized by national publications as being one of the best in the country. Further, the high school wrestling team became the New York State champions this year, and just last week, we learned that the high school has been named a New York State School of Distinction. This means that every single athletic team this year maintained an average GPA of 90 or higher. It takes incredible determination to succeed on the field and in the classroom at such a high level.

The bottom line is that Locust Valley’s accomplishments are being recognized far and wide and this Board of Education is proud to provide the programs and services that allow our students and staff to perform at such high levels. We look forward to seeing what the students and staff will do next year!


The Locust Valley Central School District Board of Education