The Locust Valley Central School District is proud to announce that Bayville Elementary School has been nominated by the U.S. Department of Education for the possible designation of National Blue Ribbon School. Out of all public and private elementary, middle and high schools, Bayville is one of only 19 in the state of New York to be considered for this recognition.

Since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Schools program has honored schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals. Schools qualify for the Blue Ribbon designation based on meeting one of two criteria: 1) being among the state’s highest performing schools, based on state assessment results in English and math; or 2) for schools that have at least 40 percent of their students come from disadvantaged backgrounds, showing the most progress in improved state assessment scores in English and math over the last five years.  

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund noted that the honor of being nominated for this prestigious award is well-deserved. “The students, staff and administration of Bayville Elementary School have worked hard and earned the high scores that merited this recognition.” She added that she was not surprised to hear of the nomination. “Our high school has been recognized for being among the best in the nation, and our middle school has been recognized as tops in the state. Our outstanding elementary schools are the foundation upon which these successes are built.”

Winners of the Blue Ribbon School award will be announced in the fall of 2013. Being one of only 19 schools in New York to be nominated, however, is an exceptional accomplishment in itself for our Bayville Elementary School and one of which we are very proud!