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B-BP High School Cited by State for Academic Excellence

District school designated a "Reward School" for student performance.

The Bayport-Blue Point High School has been deemed a "Reward School" by the New York State Education Department for academic achievements and high student performance on state assessments and graduation rates.

“It is always nice to be recognized as a school, but I must say this recognition
belongs to the teachers and entire staff of the Bayport-Blue Point High School. They are an extraordinary group of professionals who truly care and want only the best for the students that they work with and interact with on a daily basis,” stated Principal Timothy Hearney in a press statement on the award.

“I must also congratulate and thank our students, not only for the effort they give
every single day, but because they are always looking to challenge themselves more and more," said the principal.

"I would also be remiss if I did not thank our parents, because without their support and willingness to work as a collaborative team our jobs would be that much more difficult," added Hearney.

Regarding the rigorous requirements the high school met in order to achieve
this honor, Interim Superintendent of Schools Neil Lederer said, “the recognition is
an indication that subgroups within our student body are making annual yearly progress, and that we are in the top 20 percent of high schools in our state in English language arts and mathematics."

He also noted the designation reflects the district's high number of Regents diploma recipients and those receiving that diploma with ‘advanced’ designation.

Along with this designation, the school is now eligible to compete for a
Commissioner’s Schools Dissemination Grant of up to $150,000 to further advance students’ educational opportunities.

Concerned Citizen September 26, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Congratulations to the teachers and adminstrators of the district for this wonderful honor.
BluePointer September 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Yes congrats. If only the BOE took seriously the lackluster performance in ELA and Math scores for the elementary schools. The Blue Point Elem scores cry out for an investigation.
BluePointer September 28, 2012 at 03:37 PM
The BOE is also silent on who they have interviewed and selected for the incoming Superintendent's position, with the grand surprise introduction planned at a special BOE meeting this coming Tuesday. I hope they considered in their salary and benefits negotiation with their candidate that the our small school District's budget is a whopping 26% and 31 % of the total operating budgets of the Towns of Brookhaven and Islip, respectively, and that they need to begin to address this in real terms very soon. What better way to forge a new path to fiscal responsibilty than to demonstrate a significant savings to the community in administrative costs by negotiating for a reduced Superintendent's salary?
Michelle Rose October 07, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Go Bayport - Blue Point!

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