Monroe-Woodbury HS wins Recognition Schools Award from NYS Department of Education

on May 5, 2020

Monroe-Woodbury High School has been designated by the New York State Education Department as a Recognition School for its high achieving and high progress for 2019-2020. This year’s designees represent 13 percent of New York State public schools.

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Recognition Schools are those that show high academic achievement and strong progress, and also perform acceptably in all subgroups for which they are accountable. Monroe-Woodbury High School is one of 212 high schools to achieve this designation. In total, 582 schools were honored.

To achieve Recognition School status, the high school:

  • Had a New York State Education Department accountability status of Good Standing
  • Achieved a Level 4 for Combined Composite Performance and Graduation Rate for high schools
  • Did not receive a Level 1 rating (lowest) for any accountability indicator (English language arts and mathematics progress; chronic absenteeism; English language proficiency; college, career, and civic readiness for high schools)
  • Did not have any subgroups identified as Potential Targeted Support and Improvement (PTSI), based on previous school year results
  • Had a 95 percent participation rate for ELA or Math

“On behalf of the school district, I want to congratulate the high school team on this impressive recognition. The work we do is a collaborative effort and it takes a dedicated, cohesive team to achieve this success. Thank you to each and every member of the high school team for staying committed to doing what is best for our students ,” said M-W Superintendent of Schools Elsie Rodriguez.

Interim Commissioner Shannon Tahoe said that Recognition Schools across the state demonstrate a relentless commitment by teachers, administrators, staff, and parents. Each Recognition School will receive a certificate of recognition from the Commissioner.