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A Message from David Schneider

Superintendent of Schools



July 2018

I want to thank the entire community for their continued support of our schools.  We are fortunate to have a wonderful faculty, dedicated staff and supportive parents.  The Board of Education is focused on providing a superb education along with unique learning opportunities available only in Bethpage.  This year we have added a new high school course called Advanced Placement Research emphasizing original research and college-level writing and a new Personal Finance course to teach additional financial literacy.  We are also happy to continue our partnerships with the Composite Prototyping Center and Hofstra University’s School of Engineering.

Our schools continue to receive accolades.  All of our schools are ranked among the finest in the nation by a wide variety of measures.  Bethpage High School is consistently ranked among the Best High Schools in America.  The Class of 2018 had a 100% percent graduation rate, a 98% percent Regents Diploma rate and a 72% percent Advanced Regents Diploma rate.  For all these honors, we thank the parents (and our dedicated PTA) students and staff in all our schools who work so hard, as well as our community which places such value on education.

While we do well academically there are so many other programs that help make Bethpage unique.  Our 21st Century Scholars’ Program is thriving with unique educational opportunities for students.  Our programs in the fine and performing arts are noted for the richness which they bring to our students.    This past year we enjoyed Annie at JFK, The Wedding Singer at BHS and Madagascar from our new district elementary drama program.  Also this year, 30 of our 31 varsity teams at Bethpage High School were Scholar-Athlete teams, a distinction achieved when a team as a whole has a 90 or better GPA.

Bethpage is a very special place and never was that more evident than with our hosting the Long Island Special Olympics.  Hundreds of volunteers came out to support the event which was a memorable day for the athletes and their families. 

I consider myself privileged to be Superintendent of Schools.  On behalf of the Board of Education and the entire staff, best wishes for an outstanding school year!


David Schneider

Superintendent of Schools


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