Averill Park High School was named as a Recognition School by the State Education Department on April 23.
The State Education Department identified 582 Recognition Schools that are high achieving and high progress. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, Recognition Schools are those with high academic achievement and strong progress, that also perform acceptably for all subgroups for which they are accountable. This year’s designees represent 13 percent of New York State public schools.
“I have always been tremendously proud of the hard work and commitment to students that I see every day at Averill Park High School,” APHS Principal Mr. Quiles said. “We are fortunate to work with a wonderful community that truly values education, as well as faculty and staff who are willing to do whatever it takes to promote student growth and achievement for every student, every day. This recognition serves as outstanding evidence of all of this, and we are excited for the next steps we will take as we continue to bring our high school programs and student experiences to the next level.”
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 Growth indicator for elementary and middle schools or 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 (English language arts (ELA) and mathematics progress; Chronic Absenteeism; English language Proficiency; College, Career, and Civic Readiness for High Schools) for the All Students group
- not have any subgroups that were identified as Potential Targeted Support and Improvement (PTSI) based on 2018-19 school year results
- not have a 2018-19 Participation Rate for ELA or Math for the All Students group that is less than 95%. If a school did not have enough students to receive a participation rate, the school is still eligible to be identified as a Recognition School
Each Recognition School will receive a certificate of recognition from the Commissioner.