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JGHS and Harely Ave Identified as “Recognized Schools”

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Elwood Union Free School District is proud to announce that both John H. Glenn High School and Harley Avenue Primary School were recently identified as “Recognized Schools” for the 2019-20 school year by the New York State Education Department.

Harley Avenue and John Glenn High School were two of 582 “Recognition Schools,” including 37 Charter schools, in 244 districts. Data from 2018-19 showed that both schools were in “Good Standing” and among the top performing in the state under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) accountability system for academic performance in core subjects, as well as for student growth in English language arts or mathematics for elementary and middle schools.

These schools also performed exceedingly well on the state’s Measures of Interim Progress for the English language arts and mathematics progress, Chronic Absenteeism and the College, Career and Civic Readiness indicators. These schools also met the federal 95% participation rate assessment requirement for the English language arts and mathematics assessments and performed exceedingly well on the English Language Proficiency indicator exams.

NYSED also took into consideration John Glen High School’s graduation rate of 98%, which is well above the state median of 83.4%.
In the coming weeks, both John Glenn High School and Harley Avenue Primary School will receive a Certificate of Recognition.

“As the memo indicates, there are several data points that are reviewed in order to obtain this designation.  Only a small percentage of schools within the state are able to meet them,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Bossert said. “Congratulations to Harley Avenue Principal Elissa Millan and John Glenn Principal Carisa Burzynski for steering the ship in such a positive way!”