Malverne High School Named Reward School

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Malverne High School has been recognized by the New York State Department of Education as a Reward School for High Progress.  Malverne was 1 of 14 schools across New York State to be recognized for this important distinction.  There were a total of 220 schools recognized by the State for either High Performance or High Progress.  The following criteria had to be met in order to be identified as a Reward School:

  1. Be among the top ten percent of schools in terms of gains in ELA and math performance in the 2014-15 school year.
  2. Have made Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years for all groups of students on all measures for which the school is accountable, including the requirement that 95 percent of all groups participate in the English language arts and mathematics assessments.
  3. Not have unacceptably large gaps in student performance on an accountability measure between students who are members of an accountability group (e.g., low-income students) and students who are not members of that group.
  4. High schools must have graduation rates above 60 percent to be a high progress school, also the percentage of students in the school who graduate with a Regents diploma with advanced designation must exceed the State average.


    “This is an award that we can are all be very proud of.  Malverne has made significant gains in achievement over the past few years and that progress has been recognized across all groups of students.  We are on the front lines of closing the achievement gap and that would not be possible without the collective effort of the entire school community.  We are fortunate to have supportive parents, caring, dedicated teachers and staff, a committed administration and Board of Education, and of course the most amazing students.” - Dr. Vincent Romano, Malverne High School Principal