Two New Rochelle Schools Get Reward Status

All schools in the district are considered to be in 'good standing.'

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Daniel Webster Elementary and Trinity Elementary schools in New Rochelle were designated as "Reward Schools" in a recent statewide report released by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). In addition, all New Rochelle public schools and the district as a whole are considered to be in good standing. 

Daniel Webster and Trinity are among only 29 schools in Westchester County and 250 statewide that qualify as "Reward Schools." NYSED states, "Reward Schools are either schools that have made the most progress or schools that have the highest achievement in the state and do not have significant gaps in student achievement that are not being closed."

Daniel Webster received its designation as one of the highest performing elementary schools in the state while Trinity has been designated as a high progress school because the "school’s combined ELA and mathematics performance index places it among the top 10 percent in the State in terms of gains between the most recent assessment data and the data from the prior year." 

"We are immensely proud of the educational achievements fostered by the hard work of the administration, faculty, students and parents of the Webster and Trinity school communities," said Richard Organisciak, Superintendent of Schools. "Furthermore, the district is delighted to have all of our schools in good standing and we are deeply committed to building on our success going forward."

For more information, click on the following link and then click on Reward Schools Identification Technical Documentation:  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/accountability/ESEAMaterials.html

Melanie McKay September 07, 2012 at 07:42 PM
I am proud to say that my son graduated from Webster in 2009. He got the award for Exceptional Student for having the highest GPA in the entire graduating class. He went there through the magnet lottery. My daughter, on the other hand, goes to our home assigned school, Trinity. Since she is part of the special education group, I felt that she would get better attention at Webster, and entered her in the lottery for 3rd grade. Her 3rd grade teacher at Webster saw that they couldn't provide the help that she needed and we had an emergency CSE meeting and found out that Trinity had the best programs for her. It took her to go to an outside school to find out what Trinity offered. Nobody at Trinity offered it to us while we were there.
Nummy September 08, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Richard Organisciak don't flatter yourself, there's a hell of a lot more work to be done. Although a good thing to be going in the right direction.
tns September 09, 2012 at 01:52 AM
At Ms.McKay I don't know what year your child went to Webster but they have outstanding qualified teachers that make sure children who recieve Special Educations prosper and succeed for success! Mrs. Lederer has a knack for these children as well as Mrs.Boncardo, and the list goes on. Today I can say because of them my child was molded for junior hs and now in high school where she can no longer take RCT and have to strive to attain a regents diploma has successfully passed both her regents exam this year. She is aiming high and wants that advance regents diploma. and I owe it all to Daniel Webster school and thë special education teachers.
tns September 09, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Great job!!! It's awesome to hear that all of our school is in good standing New Rochelle is the best when it comes to education!!! Look how many people try to sneak in and get caught and then their are thë ones that just sit there and prayer nobody realizes that they just wasn't a great education!!!
Melanie McKay September 09, 2012 at 01:15 PM
@tns, my daughter went to Webster last year and had Mrs. Lederer. She was an absolute great teacher who saw that my daughter was struggling, even with her speech therapy and resource room requirements.


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