Bayport-Blue Point High School named Reward School

Bayport-Blue Point High School named Reward School photo
Bayport-Blue Point High School has once again been recognized by the State Education Department as one of 155 high achieving and high progress Reward Schools throughout the state of New York. Reward Schools are schools with high academic achievement or those with the most progress in the state and do not have significant gaps in student achievement between subgroups. 

The Bayport-Blue Point High School has been recognized for this accomplishment for the past several school years, and is honored to receive recognition for the 2017-2018 school year.

To be identified as a Reward School, a school must meet criteria such as being among the top 20 percent of schools in the state for English language arts and math performance for both the past two school years or be among the top 10 percent of schools in terms of gains in ELA and math performance in the 2016-17 school year; have made Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years for all groups of students on all measures for which the school is accountable, including the requirement that 95 percent of all groups participate in the English language arts and mathematics assessments; and not have unacceptably large gaps in student performance on an accountability measure between students who are members of an accountability group (e.g., low-income students) and students who are not members of that group.

In addition to being named a Reward School, Bayport-Blue Point High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education earlier this school year based on the school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.