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A Message from David Schneider

Superintendent of Schools

 

 

July 2019

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 new high school courses in Business Management and Business Marketing, The History of New York City and Long Island, and Careers in Health Sciences.  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 wonderful 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 2019 had a 100% graduation rate, a 98% Regents Diploma rate, and a 75% 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 they bring to our students.  This past year, we enjoyed The Addams Family at JFK, Bye Bye Birdie at BHS, and Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory from our thriving district elementary drama program.  In addition, this year, 100% of our varsity teams at Bethpage High School were Scholar-Athlete teams, achieved when a team as a whole has a 90 or better GPA.  This makes us one of only 35 Schools of Distinction in New York State.

Bethpage is a very special place and never was that more evident than with our hosting our 3rd 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 the Superintendent of Schools. On behalf of the Board of Education and the entire staff, best wishes for an outstanding school year!


Sincerely,

David Schneider

Superintendent of Schools

 

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