HS West Named NYS Reward School

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High School West has been named a New York State Reward School by the State Education Department for high academic achievement or the most progress with minimal gaps in student achievement based on its performance in the 2016-2017 school year.

Each year, SED identifies schools statewide that meet the criteria as high performing schools or schools that have made the most progress without significant gaps in student achievement. This year, High School West was one of 155 schools that received this prestigious designation.

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 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years or be among the top 10 percent of schools in terms of gains in ELA and math performance in the 2016-2017 school year. A school must also have made adequate yearly progress for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years on 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.