Congratulations to Sayville High School
For Earning the 2018 National Blue Ribbon School Designation
Sayville High School has been designated an Exemplary High-Performing Schools National Blue Ribbon School for 2018 by U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. This makes Sayville High School one of 349 schools in the nation, one of twenty schools from New York State and one of four on Long Island to be recognized in 2018.
“This very high honor,” Sayville Superintendent Dr. John Stimmel remarked, “reflects the exemplary work of all our teachers, staff and students, not just in our High School, but in our Middle School and elementary schools as well.”
Since 1982, the United States government’s National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has been honoring public and private K-12 schools that are academically superior in their state due to high levels of student achievements or that demonstrate improvements in closing the achievement gap among student subgroups, this according to the National Blue Ribbon website.
For a school—such as Sayville High School—to be eligible for the high-performing designation, it must first rank in the top 15 percent of all schools on state assessments in both reading and mathematics and must have a graduation rate that ranks in the top 15 percent of all schools in their state.
However, it was not just high ranks that earned Sayville High School the coveted National Blue Ribbon of Distinction. It was in great part due to its dedicated administrators and teachers who ensured high standards of learning for all students along with its accountability in data collection and analysis to determine the efficacy of instruction and assessment. And while the Sayville students have demonstrated academic excellence, Sayville educators have also shown extraordinary commitment by undertaking professional development to stay at the forefront of best practices.
Sayville School district offers congratulations to Principal Ron Hoffer, the entire Sayville High School community of educators, staff and students for this fine achievement.
Superintendent of Sayville Schools Dr. John E. Stimmel along with Sayville High School English Department Chair Edward Schmieder and High School Principal Ronald Hoffer recently attended the National Blue Ribbon Schools Recognition Ceremony held in Washington, D.C. At this ceremony, many school representatives and supporters shared ideas, conversed with USDE officials about excellence in education, and attended a networking reception. Each school received a National Blue Ribbon School flag and plaque at the awards luncheon.