A Blue Ribbon Celebration

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Syosset High School officially received the National Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence during a ceremony held in Arlington, Virginia on Nov. 8. Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante and Assistant Principal Raymond Gessner accepted the award on behalf of the Syosset community.

Syosset High School is one of just 279 public and 50 private schools in the country to receive the honor this year, which is presented by the U.S. Department of Education to the nation’s top schools. The school received the Exemplary High Performing Honor, which takes into account performance on state assessments and national exams, graduation rates, and school operations such as the use of assessments and assessment data, curricula, professional development, leadership, and community and family involvement.  Following a comprehensive application regarding school practices, the New York State Education Department nominated the high school for the award.

Dr. Durante and Mr. Gessner are pictured in Arlington accepting the award. Congratulations to the Syosset High School community, as well as every school in the district, for contributing to this special honor.