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East and West Honored by NYSED

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High School East and High School West have been recognized by the New York State Education Department as Recognition Schools. Schools must be high achieving and show strong progress to be identified as a Recognition School. Smithtown’s high schools are two of the 582 schools across New York to receive the honor.

“These are exemplary public schools that demonstrate that all students can achieve at high levels with the right supports and resources,” said Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa. “Recognition Schools help to ensure equity for all children across New York State.

To be identified as a Recognition School, a school must: have an accountability status of Good Standing; have a Level 4 for the Combined Composite Performance and Graduation Rate for high schools for the All Students group; not have a Level 1 for any accountability indicator for the All Students group; not have any subgroups that were identified as potential targeted support and improvement based on 2018-19 school year results; and not have a 2018-19 participation rate for ELA or math for the All Students group that is less than 95%.

“Recognition Schools are the highest performing and rapidly improving schools across the state,” said Interim Commissioner Shannon Tahoe. “Recognition Schools across the state demonstrate the relentless commitment of teachers, administrators, staff and parents, without whom this growth would not have been possible.”