Locust Valley High School has earned Reward School status for the sixth consecutive year. The designation is the highest recognition given to schools by the New York State Education Department and only 16 schools on Long Island have earned the recognition. Reward Schools are determined on the basis of significant student achievement during the 2016-2017 school year.
“Our high school continues to achieve excellence through the dedication of our staff and students, and through the support of the community,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund. "I am extremely proud that we have maintained exceptionally high standards year after year."
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 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years or be among the top ten percent of schools in terms of gains in ELA and math performance in the 2016-2017 school year.
• Have made Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 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.