GENESEO — Geneseo Central School District announced the achievement of being identified as a High Progress Reward School by the New York State Commissioner John King.
According to a press release from Geneseo Superintendent Tim Hayes, the achievement is aimed at the High School but it was a result of a complete district wide effort.
“High achievement begins with a foundation that is built throughout our elementary and middle schools. Our entire school community should be proud of and celebrate the recognition.” stated Hayes.
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. Several criteria are utilized to identify schools as high performing. Among the most important are: college and career readiness of graduates; performance on math and English Language Arts Regents Exams among the top twenty percent across the state; Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for all accountability groups for which the school was accountable; high graduation rates for all students and for at-risk students; and, high percentages of students who graduate with a Regents diploma with advanced designation or a Career and Technical Education (CTE) endorsement.