Locust Valley High School has been named as a New York State Recognition School based on having high academic achievement, student growth and graduation rate, and having made progress during the 2018-19 school year.
The recognition is the equivalent of the previous Reward School status with an updated accountability system. Locust Valley High School has earned this recognition for seven straight years. This year, according to the state, only 13 percent of schools earned this recognition.
“These are exemplary public schools that demonstrate that all students can achieve at high levels with the right supports and resources,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “Recognition Schools help to ensure equity for all children across New York State.”
According to the New York State Education Department, Recognition schools are among the top performing under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan for performance, student growth and/or graduation rate; met or exceeded either the school or state measures of interim progress for English language arts and mathematics, rate of Chronic Absenteeism, and College, Career, and Civic Readiness; and met the federally required 95 percent participation rate in the English language arts and mathematics assessments.
Locust Valley High School Principal, Patrick DiClemente said that achieving at high levels is the result of a continued partnership among the students, staff, parents, administrators and Board of Education. “This recognition is an acknowledgement that the community works together to make sure that every child can succeed,” he said.