The Bethpage Union Free School District is proud to announce that Bethpage High School has been named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education.

Bethpage High School was nominated for the award by the New York State Education Department. District administrators then completed a comprehensive application about school practices. Bethpage High School was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing school – among the top schools in New York State.

“Being named a National Blue Ribbon School is one of the highest recognitions a school can receive,” said Superintendent of Schools David Schneider. “This award is a testament to the dedication of our entire school community, including our Board of Education, faculty, administrators, students and parents. Thank you for your continued commitment to our schools and for ensuring that Bethpage students are afforded opportunities to succeed in all areas. We celebrate this honor with each of you!”

“All of our teachers, parents and administrators share the common goal of providing the best possible education for our students,” said Bethpage High School Principal Nicholas Jantz. “I thank our staff for their unwavering dedication, our parents for their ongoing partnership and our students for their enthusiasm and commitment to working hard. We are truly honored to be named a Blue Ribbon School.”

District officials will represent Bethpage High School at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., in November to celebrate this prestigious recognition.

According to the Department of Education’s website, the “National Blue Ribbon Schools program has honored America’s most successful public and non-public elementary, middle, and high schools” since 1982. The department also states, “A National Blue Ribbon Schools flag waving overhead has become a trademark of excellence, a symbol of quality recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers in thousands of communities.”

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