W.T. Clarke High School Named 2018 National Blue Ribbon School

WT Clarke HS Recognized as National Blue Ribbon School photo
On October 1st, W.T. Clarke High School in the East Meadow School District was one of 349 school throughout the United States announced as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2018. Schools can achieve this recognition based on either overall academic performance, which is how W.T. Clarke was selected, or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. 

W.T. Clarke was one of four schools on Long Island to earn the honor. W.T. Clarke High School was named an Exemplary High Performing school and was nominated by the New York State Education Department.

“By working together with our parents, teachers, administrators and support staff at every level, along with our Board of Education and community-at-large, we have embraced the adage that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’,” said Principal Timothy Voels. “Each and every person connected with our schools should be proud of this award.”

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. 

A two-day awards ceremony is scheduled for November in Washington, D.C. where district officials will be on hand to celebrate this prestigious recognition. 

Superintendent of Schools Kenneth A. Card, Jr. added “Congratulations to Principal Voels as well as all of the teachers, staff and most importantly, the students at W.T. Clarke High School on a job well done. This award is a tremendous honor and should be celebrated.”

For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/.