The New York State Education Department (NYSED), recently named MacArthur High School a New York State Reward School for demonstrating high performance without any significant gaps in student achievement.
Each year, the NYSED identifies schools statewide that meet the criteria as high performing schools or schools that have made the most progress without significant gaps in student achievement. This year, MacArthur High School was one of 220 schools to receive this prestigious designation.
“This is a proud moment for MacArthur High School, and this designation is a true testament to the hard work and diligence of our students, parents, faculty, staff and building administration,” said MacArthur Principal Joseph Sheehan. “It is an honor to be recognized as a high performing school, and this proves that dedication and teamwork lead to positive results.”
To be identified as a Reward School, a school must be among the top 20 percent of schools statewide for English language arts and math performance for both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. A school must also have made adequate yearly progress for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years for all measures for which the school is accountable. Finally, to be named a Reward School, a school must not have unacceptable gaps in student performance.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonie McDonald said she was proud of this significant achievement.
“The students, faculty, administration and parents of the MacArthur High School community worked hard to earn this honor,” said McDonald. “I could not be happier for them.”