JGHS Given ‘Reward School’ Distinction

The New York State Education Department has named Elwood-John H. Glenn High School to its list of Reward Schools for the 2016-17 school year. The high school is one out of only 220 schools throughout the state to be honored with this noteworthy recognition.

“The Elwood UFSD is honored to receive the Reward School distinction,” said Dr. Gary Furman, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. “We are proud of our students who continue to perform well on NYS Regents exams and accept the academic challenge provided by the open enrollment program for Honors and AP courses. In 2014-15, students accepted the challenge of open enrollment, as there was a substantial student enrollment increase into Honors and AP courses. The number of students taking AP courses in the 2015-16 school year has also increased.”
According to the NYSED, Reward Schools are either schools that have made the most progress or schools that have the highest achievement in the state and do not have significant gaps in student achievement that are not being closed.

“The Reward School distinction would not be possible without the dedication, instruction and support from our teachers to our students,” said Dr. Furman. “In receiving the Reward School distinction, we recognize the importance of the K-8 teachers and administrators that provided the foundation of knowledge and skills for students to be successful when they enter JGHS. Lastly, we thank the parents for supporting their children and the Elwood UFSD so that we can provide the academic and extracurricular programs that educate the whole child which contributes to the academic success of all students.”