BPHS honored as a Recognition School

Broadalbin-Perth High School has been designated as a Recognition School by the New York State Education Department (SED), one of just 13 percent of all public schools in the state to be so honored.

Recognition Schools are those that demonstrate high levels of achievement and progress under the New York State Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan, and they are schools that also perform acceptably for all student subgroups for which they are accountable. Broadalbin-Perth High School is one of just 313 public schools outside of New York City to be identified as a Recognition School by SED. Each Recognition School will receive a certificate of recognition from the New York State commissioner of education.

“Being named a Recognition School by the New York State Education Department is a tremendous honor,” said BPHS Principal Mark Brooks. “It would not be possible without the unparalleled dedication of our faculty and staff.

“In addition, the Broadalbin-Perth student body is second to none. I am extremely grateful to be a part of such an amazing team. Receiving this honor further solidifies that the students, faculty and staff of Broadalbin-Perth High School are top notch.”

According to Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa, “These are exemplary public schools that demonstrate that all students can achieve at high levels with the right supports and resources. Recognition Schools help to ensure equity for all children across New York State. The Regents and I are grateful to all of the teachers and administrators who, in concerted effort with their school communities, are guiding our students toward success.”

Interim New York State Commissioner of Education Shannon Tahoe said, “Recognition schools are the highest performing and rapidly improving schools across the state, [and they] demonstrate the relentless commitment of teachers, administrators, staff and parents, without whom this growth would not have been possible.”
New York State’s ESSA Plan is designed to “promote educational equity by providing support to districts and schools as they work to ensure that every student succeeds . . . and thrive[s] in school, no matter who they are, where they live, where they go to school, or where they come from.”

To be named a Recognition School, a school must have an ESSA accountability status of Good Standing; achieve specified levels in student performance, growth and graduation rate; not have any low levels in English Language Arts (ELA) and math progress accountability, absenteeism, English language proficiency, or college, career and civic readiness; not have any subgroups identified as Potential Targeted Support and Improvement; and achieve a 95 percent or higher ELA and math participation rate for the all students subgroup.