(WBNG Binghamton) Maine-Endwell High School has been designated a 2013-14 Reward School by the New York State Education Department.
According to a news release:
The High School is recognized as one of the state’s highest performing schools for its accomplishment of educational excellence through an increase in student achievement, and for closing the gap in student performance.
High Schools are considered “highest performing” if they meet the following conditions:
• the school’s combined ELA and math performance index places it among the top 20 percent in the state for each of the past two years;
• the school has made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) with all groups on all measures for which it is accountable for each of the past two years;
• the percentage of students who graduated with a Regents diploma equals or exceeds 80 percent and the percentage of students who have graduated with a Regents diploma with advanced designation or Career and Technical Education (CTE) endorsement exceeds the state average;
• the percentage of the students who scored Level 1 or Level 2 on an ELA or math exam in eighth grade who subsequently graduated within four years of first entry in ninth grade equaled or exceeded the state average for these students;
• the school does not have a gap in performance larger in 2010-11 than it did three years prior for all subgroups of students and students who are not members of the subgroup.
“We applaud your efforts and look forward to assisting your district in having all of its students achieve college and career-ready standards,” said Ira Schwartz, assistant commissioner with the State Education Department’s Office of Accountability.
“Principal Thomas Burkhardt, Assistant Principal Michael Pavlovich and the entire High School staff should be extremely proud of their designation as a Reward School,” said Maine-Endwell Superintendent Jason Van Fossen. “The district couldn’t be prouder of our High School. Our staff continue to meet challenges head on and their hard work and dedication continue to pay off in student success – the ultimate objective of any educator.”
The district received a letter and certificate from the state in celebration of its accomplishment.