Locust Valley High School has earned Reward School status for the fifth consecutive year. The designation is the highest recognition given to schools by the New York State Education Department. Reward Schools are determined on the basis of significant student achievement gains between the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.

“This is another outstanding achievement for our high school, and one for which we are extremely proud,” stated Board of Education President Philip Bellisari.

To be identified as a Reward School, a school must:

  • - Be among the top twenty percent of schools in the state for English language arts (ELA) and math performance for both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years or be among the top ten percent of schools in terms of gains in ELA and math performance in the 2014-15 school year.
  • - Have made Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years for all groups of students on all measures for which the school is accountable, including the requirement that 95 percent of all groups participate in the English language arts and mathematics assessments.
  • - Not have unacceptably large gaps in student performance on an accountability measure between students who are members of an accountability group (e.g., low-income students) and students who are not members of that group.