The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently selected Northeast Elementary School as a Reward School. The designation goes to New York schools with the highest achievement in the state or those that are making the most progress in closing student achievement gaps.

"This is a spectacular honor, and we are beyond proud of our students and the staff and families who support our students' growth,” said Northeast Principal Lily Talcott. “This is a reflection of our students' incredible hard work not just on testing days, but throughout the year as they engage in deep, meaningful, collaborative learning experiences designed by our outstanding teachers. I'm confident that we will continue on this challenging but worthy path in the upcoming school year as well."

According to NYSED, 361 of more than 4,800 schools statewide earned Reward School status. New York State Reward Schools have been identified based on both 2012-13 and 2013-14 school year results.  This is the second consecutive year that Northeast Elementary has received this special designation.

“Northeast Elementary School and our school district demonstrate consistent excellence with regards to meeting the needs of learners.  We are honored to receive another prestigious recognition for the outstanding work happening in our learning spaces,” said Superintendent Luvelle Brown.

Please click here to view the full news release sent on August 25, 2015.