Schools Recognized as High Achieving and High Progress Under New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act Plan
The New York State Education Department has designated West Genesee High School and Stonehedge Elementary School as a 2019-20 Recognition School. This honor recognizes these schools as being among those in the state that have high academic achievement, growth and graduation rate, and have made progress during the 2018-19 school year.
West Genesee High School and Stonehedge Elementary School are among 582 schools total that the state designated as Recognition Schools.
“These are exemplary public schools that demonstrate that all students can achieve at high levels with the right supports and resources,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “Recognition Schools help to ensure equity for all children across New York State. The Regents and I are grateful to all of the teachers and administrators who, in concerted effort with their school communities, are guiding our students toward success.”
To be identified as a Recognition School, Stonehedge Elementary and West Genesee High School accomplished the following:
- achieve a status of “Good Standing” per Commissioner regulations;
have the top rating for the Performance and Growth for elementary and middle schools or the top rating for Performance and Graduation Rate for high schools;
- show continued improvement in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics progress; Chronic Absenteeism; English language Proficiency; College, Career, and Civic Readiness for High Schools;
- show continued growth for all student subgroups based on 2018-19 school year results; and
- have a 2018-19 Participation Rate for ELA or Math for the All Students group greater than 95%. (Note: 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.