Seaford High School has again been named a Recognition School by the New York State Department of Education for its high level of academic achievement. With more than 4,400 public schools in the state, Seaford High School was one of only 582 in the state to earn the distinction, putting it in the top 13%. Additionally, only 14% of public high schools were designated as Recognition Schools.
To be recognized, a school must meet several targets including an accountability status of “good standing.” Seaford High School, with a high graduation rate and strong academic performance by all subgroups, met these marks.
Superintendent Dr. Adele Pecora announced this distinction at the Oct. 21 board of education meeting. She and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Personnel John Striffolino presented Principal Scott Bersin with the recognition certificate from the state Education Department.
Seaford High School has been named a Recognition School for the past two years and was named a Reward School, the designation under the previous accountability system, four times.
“We are so proud of the honor,” Mr. Bersin said. “Not only does it indicate high achievement and graduation rate, but, because it can only be received if the school has no gaps in performance, it truly includes all of our students, families, faculty and staff.