On June 18, the State Education Department identified 562 high-achieving and high-progress schools throughout New York State. Under the New York State Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan, Recognition Schools in the 2018-19 year have high academic achievement, student growth and graduation rate, and have made progress during the 2017-18 school year. Each Recognition School will receive a certificate of recognition from Commissioner MaryEllen Elia.

We are pleased to announce that Sachem High School East and Sachem High School North have earned this Recognition status. Recognition Schools are identified as such because they are among the top performing under ESSA for performance, student growth and/or graduation rate; met or exceeded either the school or state measures of interim progress for English language arts, mathematics, rate of chronic absenteeism, and college, career, and civic readiness.

There were 55 high schools on Long Island that earned this distinction, 25 of which are in Suffolk County. Congratulations to our students, teachers, administrators, staff and parents for their effort and achievement of such high recognition!