West Islip High School has been named as a New
York State Reward School by New York State Education Department Commissioner
John King for the 2013-2014 school year.
Among other criteria, Reward School
status is awarded to schools that are identified among those schools with a
four-year cohort graduation rate that exceeds 80%, and the school must exceed
the state average for students graduating with either a Regents Diploma with
Advanced Designation or a Career and Technical Education (CTE) endorsement.
West Islip, the four-year graduation rate for the 2007 cohort (Class of 2012)
was 95%, and the percent of students who earned Regents Diplomas with Advanced
Designation was 61%, versus a statewide average of 31%.