WHS named a New York State Recognition School

Wantagh High School Named a New York State Recognition School
Wantagh High School

Wantagh High School was recognized as one of 582 New York State schools that are high achieving and high progress Recognition Schools. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, Recognition Schools are identified as educational institutions with high academic achievement and strong progress.

Superintendent of Schools John McNamara noted that this is a wonderful recognition for Wantagh High School. “This designation is the result of the hard work of the faculty, staff and student body, as well as unsurpassed community support,” he said.

To be identified as a 2020 Recognition School, schools had to meet specific and rigorous standards set by the New York State Education Department. Wantagh High School is one of only 212 high schools statewide that has achieved this honor and will receive a certificate of recognition from the New York State Commissioner of Education.

Principal Dr. Paul Guzzone said he is extremely excited that Wantagh High School has been identified as a Recognition School. “Not only does it recognize our school and district as one of the top performing academic institutions in New York,” he continued. “More importantly, this recognition honors the community, who gives so much to ensure our learners get what they need to experience success in all areas of growth and development.”