April 28 COVID-19 update: Three F-M schools designated as Recognition Schools

Three Fayetteville-Manlius schools have been recognized as being among those in New York that have high academic achievement and made strong progress during the 2018-19 school year.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently designated Enders Road Elementary School, Mott Road Elementary School and Fayetteville-Manlius High School as 2019-20 Recognition Schools. The F-M schools are three of 582 schools in the state that earned the designation this year.

“We are very proud of our students and staff for embracing the district’s mission of  committing to academic excellence with a focus on authentic learning experiences, civic responsibility and innovative programs,” Superintendent Craig J. Tice said. 

Of the recognized schools, 358 are elementary and middle schools, 12 are K-12 schools and 212 are high schools. 

“Recognition schools are the highest performing and rapidly improving schools across the state,” NYSED Interim Commissioner Shannon Tahoe said. “Recognition Schools demonstrate the relentless commitment of teachers, administrators, staff and parents, without whom this growth would not have been possible.”

To be identified as a Recognition School, a school must:

  • Have an accountability status of Good Standing;
  • Have a Level 4 for the Combined Composite Performance and Growth indicator for elementary and middle schools or a Level 4 for the Combined Composite Performance and Graduation Rate for high schools for the All Students group;
  • Not have a Level 1 for any accountability indicator (English Language Arts – ELA and mathematics progress; Chronic Absenteeism; English language Proficiency; College, Career, and Civic Readiness for High Schools) for the All Students group;
  • Not have any subgroups that were identified as Potential Targeted Support and Improvement (PTSI) based on 2018-19 school year results; and
  • Not have a 2018-19 Participation Rate for ELA or Math for the All Students group that is less than 95%. If a school did not have enough students to receive a participation rate, the school is still eligible to be identified as a Recognition School.

“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,” said Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa.

Continued communications

The district will continue to update the community via the district website with any new information and frequently asked questions.

Any time-sensitive, critical information will be shared via the district’s SchoolMessenger notification system, which sends email, text message and phone call notifications, depending upon how parents subscribed to the system.

More COVID-19 information and previous F-M COVID-19 communications

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