3 schools earn 'Recognition' distinction

Irondequoit HS, Brookview, Listwood earn state honor
Posted on 04/24/2020
Pictures of the three schools


The West Irondequoit Central School District is proud to announce that the New York State Education Department has identified Irondequoit High School and both Brookview and Listwood elementary as “Recognition Schools,” based on assessment (testing) data from the 2018-19 school year. The distinction means these schools are among the state’s top performing under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) accountability system for academic performance.

In all, NYSED identified 582 Recognition Schools (including 37 Charter Schools) in 244 districts statewide. ESSA includes core subjects, as well as student growth in English language arts (ELA) or mathematics for elementary and middle schools and graduation rates for high schools. They also met or exceeded either the school or state Measures of Interim Progress for ELA/math progress, the Chronic Absenteeism and the College, Career and Civic Readiness indicators.

Schools met or surpassed the 95 percent participation rate assessment threshold, a federal requirement, in ELA and math for all student groups. Recognition Schools must also perform acceptably on the ELA Proficiency indicator (if applicable) for all students group and must not be at risk of identification as a Targeted Support and Improvement school for the performance of any subgroup.

"West Irondequoit continues to stand out for high quality and rigor. We are committed to developing well-rounded and resilient lifelong learners and take pride in supporting all students in realizing their potential," Superintendent Aaron Johnson said. "Congratulations to the staff, students, and families of the Listwood Elementary, Brookview Elementary, and Irondequoit High School on earning the designation of being a NYS Recognition School!" 

For more on criteria, here is a NYSED document.