State recognizes district high schools


Both high schools in the East Meadow School District received the distinction of Recognition School from the New York State Department of Education. The honor is bestowed on schools that demonstrate high academic achievement and growth as well as strong graduation rates.

Certificates were presented to the principals of W.T. Clarke and East Meadow high schools at the Sept. 25 Board of Education meeting.

“The teachers and administrators at these Recognition Schools have taken to heart the critical mission of educating the whole child,” said Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa. “Our priority is fostering equity for our children across New York. These schools serve as models of the levels of performance we seek for all schools to be able to achieve in the future.”

The East Meadow high schools were two of the 562 high-achieving and high-progress schools to receive the honor based on the 2018-19 school year.

“We are taking a more holistic approach to school and student achievement under ESSA and I am excited to recognize these schools for their accomplishments and progress,” said Commissioner MaryAnn Elia. “I commend the teachers, administrators, staff, parents and students for the hard work and dedication they bring each day—it is truly paying off.”

—Brian Stieglitz