Superintendent Brian Conboy said the designation as a New York State Reward School is the result of contributions from the entire community.
"This achievement was reached through the combined efforts of our hardworking faculty, administration, students andparents,” he said.” In a time when the education profession seems to be under scrutiny, we are extremely proud to have earned this outstanding distinction.”Seaford is one of 353 schools to receive the designation and will now compete for the grant money over the next two years.
Some of the things required by the state to make the list are:
- A four-year graduation rate that exceeds 80 percent for the 2007 cohort (students who entered 9th grade in 2007).
- An average higher than the state average for students earning Regents Diplomas with Advanced Designation or Career and Technical Education (CTE) endorsements.
- A combined unweighted ELA and Math Performance Index within the top 20 percent of all New York State schools.