BBP HS Named Reward School by NYS

New York State Education Commissioner John King recently commended Bayport-Blue Point High School for its academic achievements and designated the school as a “Reward School” in New York State. The State Education Department bestowed these awards based on high student performance on state assessments, graduation rates and overall academic progress.

“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,” noted Principal Timothy Hearney. “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. 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. I am extremely proud to be principal of the Bayport-Blue Point High School.”

Commenting on the rigorous requirements the high school met in order to achieve this honor, Interim Superintendent of Schools Neil Lederer explained, “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. It also reflects our high number of Regents diploma recipients and those receiving that diploma with ‘advanced’ designation. As superintendent, I could not be prouder.”

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.