“Designations like this are fantastic because it’s a testament to the work everyone in our school is doing for students,” Superintendent Scott Osborne said in a press release. “It’s also an indication of the support we have here from our community and School Board.
“Given the tough decisions our School Board and community have had to make over the last four, five years to keep a balanced budget, earning this designation also reinforces how we prioritize teaching and learning and keep the focus on those things year to year.”
ELCS, with 306 students and 30 teachers, scored 96 percent in both English and math proficiency.
Minorities make up 5 percent of the student population, with 46 percent of enrollment considered economically disadvantaged.
Willsboro Central took a bronze medal.
The U.S. News website didn’t provide numerical rankings, but the school scored 96 percent in both English and math.
Superintendent Stephen Broadwell said the school appreciated the national recognition.
“Our staff and students work very hard to achieve success in the classroom,” he said.
Willsboro Central’s enrollment is 320 students, with minorities at 4 percent and 45 percent of the total population listed as economically disadvantaged.
The site says the district has 36 teachers.
— Contributing writer Ben Rowe added to this report.
HIGH SCHOOLS ON THE LIST
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