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Briarcliff Manor Schools Get High Marks From State

All three Briarcliff Manor schools have a special distinction for the upcoming school year.
All three Briarcliff Manor schools have a special distinction for the upcoming school year. Photo Credit:

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y.-- All three schools in Briarcliff Manor were identified as New York State Reward schools for the 2013-14 year.

Reward Schools are among the highest achieving schools in the state without significant gaps in student achievement.

The criteria to become a Reward School are meeting or exceeding the following:

  • A combined un-weighted English language arts and math performance index in the top 20 percent of the state.
  • A growth in student performance percentile above the state average for two consecutive years.
  • The state’s definition of Adequate Yearly Progress for all student accountability groups for the past two years.
  • A high school graduation rate exceeding 80 percent (based on the four-year cohort) along with graduation goals for at-risk students
  • Growth levels for bottom quartile students.

In all, the state identified 359 Reward Schools for this school year.

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