HS East Named NYS Reward School

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High School East has been named a New York State Reward School by the State Education Department for high performance without any significant gaps in student achievement based on its performance in the 2014-2015 school year.

Each year, SED identifies schools statewide who meet the criteria as high performing schools or schools that have made the most progress without significant gaps in student achievement. This year, HSE was one of 220 schools that received this prestigious designation.
 “Being selected as a New York State Reward School for two out of the last three years is an amazing accomplishment and a testament to our high school’s commitment to offering the highest quality education to our students,” said Ed Thompson, HSE principal. “This could not be done without the hard work and dedication of all our school’s stakeholders: the faculty, staff, building administrators and especially our students and their parents.”

To be identified as a Reward School, a school must be among the top 20 percent of schools statewide for English language arts and math performance for both the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years or be among the top 10 percent of schools in terms of gains in ELA and math performance in the 2014-2015 school year. A school must also have made adequate yearly progress for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years for all measures for which the school is accountable, including the requirement that 95 percent of all groups participated in the ELA and math assessments. Finally, to be named a Reward School, a school must not have unacceptable gaps in student performance.