Local School District Receives Blue Ribbon from U.S. Department of Education

On Friday, the US Department of Education named its national schools Blue Ribbon 2022 and a local district earned the grade. New Hartford Senior High School is one of 297 schools across the country and one of only 20 in New York State to receive Blue Ribbon status, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Scaneateles Middle School was the only other central New York school to be named.

The Department recognizes US schools in one of two performance categories, based on scores for all students, scores for student subgroups, and graduation rates:

• Exemplary high-performing schools are among the top-performing schools in their state, as measured by state assessments or nationally standardized tests.

• Achievement Gap Closing Exemplary Schools are among the top performing schools in their state in reducing achievement gaps between groups of students in a school and all students.

“Schools that receive this national recognition have achieved a level of excellence through hard work and dedication that is rightly honored,” said Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr.. Rigorous teaching and welcoming environments, these schools have demonstrated that increased access to high-quality opportunities opens the door to better learning.

New York schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools were:

•New York – Ballston Lake – Chango Elementary School, Shenendehowa Central School District.

•New York – Bronx – Icahn Charter School 2, Icahn Charter Schools.

•New York – Bronx – New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math & Science II, New Visions Charter High Schools.

•New York – Bronx – South Bronx Classical Charter III, classic charter schools in the South Bronx, New York.

• New York – Bronxville – Bronxville Elementary School, Bronxville Union Free School District.

•New York – Brooklyn – Mazel Day School.

•New York – Chappaqua – Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua Central School District.

• New York – Croton-On-Hudson – Croton-Harmon High School, Croton-Harmon Union Free School District.

• New York Elementary School – Delmar – Elsmere, Bethlehem Central School District.

• New York – East Setauket – Ward Melville High School, Three Village Central School District.

• New York – Hastings-on-Hudson – Hillside Elementary School, Free Union School District of Hastings-on-Hudson.

• New York – Lloyd Harbor – Lloyd Harbor School, Cold Spring Harbor Central School District.

• New York – Lynbrook – Lynbrook Senior High School, Lynbrook Union Free School District.

• New York – Nanuet – Nanuet Senior High School, Nanuet Union Free School District.

• New York – New Hartford – New Hartford Senior High School, New Hartford Central School District.

• New York – Orchard Park – Orchard Park High School, Orchard Park Central School District.

• New York – Pittsford – Park Road Elementary School, Pittsford Central School District.

• New York – Saratoga Springs – Lake Avenue Elementary School, Saratoga Springs City School District.

• New York – Skaneateles – Skaneateles Middle School, Skaneateles Central School District.

• New York – Valley Stream – Valley Stream Central High School, Valley Stream Central School District.

Commissioner Betty A. Rosa added her congratulations to the twenty New York State schools that have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools this year. “Their success and the success of their students reflect a commitment to academic excellence, as well as a commitment to involving everyone in the process. These schools are proving once again that success requires hard work and collaboration between students and their families, teachers, and school leaders,” she said.

Schools are recognized on the basis of their overall performance or their progress in reducing achievement gaps between subgroups of students. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona made the announcement during his Road to success Back to school bus ride.

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