For the second consecutive year Bayport-Blue Point High School has been named a Reward School by the New York State Education Department.
The school was granted this honor based upon its academic achievements – namely, its students’ high performance on state assessments, graduation rates and overall academic progress.
“This honor is a true reflection of the hard work of our students, faculty and staff,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vincent Butera.
“I am proud to have our high school once again spotlighted in this manner and applaud the daily efforts of our educators, the support of our community and the leadership of [then high school principal] Dr. Timothy Hearney.”
According to NYSED, 249 schools in 163 districts were named Reward Schools.
The designees were noted as those schools that have made the most progress or that have the highest achievement in the state and do not have significant gaps in student achievement that are not being closed.