New York State Education Commissioner John King has announced that Bethpage High School has been designated a Reward School for the 2012-2013 academic year. This prestigious statewide designation classifies Bethpage High School among the highest achieving in the state, as it represents one of only 67 schools throughout Long Island and 250 schools throughout the state. The New York State Department of Education bestowed the award based on high student performance on state assessments and overall academic progress. Bethpage is now eligible to compete for a Commissioner’s Schools Dissemination Grant of up to $150,000 to further advance students’ educational opportunities.