For the second year in a row, Hauppauge High School is designated as a New York State Reward School by New York State Commissioner John B. King, Jr.
Hauppauge was one of 87 high schools designated for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Reward School status is awarded to schools that are identified “among those schools that have the highest achievement in the state or are making the most progress and do not have significant gaps in student achievement that are not being closed,” according to the state's Department of Education.
The academic criteria that Hauppauge High School met in order to be named a Reward School include
●A four-year graduation rate for the 2007 cohort (students who entered 9th grade in 2007) at 94 percent.
●An average for Regents Diplomas with Advanced Designation of 63 percent, compared to the state average of 31 percent.
●A combined unweighted ELA and Math Performance Index within the top 20 percent of all NYS schools.
“We are particularly honored to be named a New York State Reward School for the second year running,” Superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss said in a press statement. “This recognition clearly is a testament to the commitment and inspiring efforts of our students, parents, faculty and administrators.”