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Points of Pride

Our students continue to excel in academics, the arts, athletics and community service projects:

Academics


The District is proud to announce a 97% graduation rate for the Class of 2017. 
 
Members of the Class of 2017 earned $15 million in scholarships and were accepted to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities.

HS students graduated with 73 AP Scholars, 11 AP Scholars with Honors and 19 AP Scholars with Distinction.

82% of the Class of 2017 pursued a post-secondary education at some of the nation’s top colleges and universities.

Through a partnership between the high school and Suffolk County Community College, students can  participate in the Early Start College Program this fall.

The junior high school maintains its position as one of only 28 New York State elite schools designated as a NYS Essential Elements School-to-Watch. The middle school’s designation is currently in process.

One high school senior has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program, and four high school students were named Commended Students.

Three high school students scored in the top 2.5% on their PSAT among all Hispanic and Latino test-takers.

Volunteer staff and members of the school’s For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Team, hosted the FIRST Lego League State Championship and the Junior FIRST Lego League Expo.

Arts

Top student musicians were chosen to participate in the All-State Music Festival. 
Forty-one students in band, chorus and orchestra were selected for the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All- County ensembles.

Nine orchestra students, in grades 6-12, were selected for the Long Island String Festival Association.

Three students were chosen for the NYSSMA All-State Ensemble. 

The District was named a Best Community for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, for the ninth year.

The HS Marching Band was chosen to lead the Festival of Fantasy parade at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

Athletics

Interscholastic athletics consists of 69 teams, 40 at the high school and 29 at the junior high school. There are more than 1,800 participants in the 7-12 program each year, and more than 700 athletes continue to maintain honor roll status while participating on sports teams. 
Many of our student-athletes have received All-League, All-Division, All-County and All-State awards, including several national qualifiers. 

Many of our student-athletes have signed letters of commitment to Division I, II, III colleges to continue their athletic careers.

Our varsity teams have qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Scholar-Athlete Team Award by maintaining an academic average of 90 or above.

Community Leadership

Longwood is an applicant for the 2017 District Administration Districts of Distinction recognition for the implementation of innovative projects to improve student outcomes.

The District has been awarded $150,000 in competitive grant funding from the State Education Department for Family and Community Engagement Program for 2016-2020 as part of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. 

Longwood is the only school district on Long Island to receive a $1.7 million Climate Transformation Grant designed to unify and address a full range of social, emotional, and behavioral needs for students.

Through our partnership with Brookhaven National Laboratories, K-12 students participate in cutting-edge Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM), research topics, contests, and summer programs.

The Middle Island Teachers Association, in partnership with First Book, has distributed more than 150,000 free books to families and students of the Longwood community.  

Blessings in a Backpack continues to expand and now feeds 300 students at all district elementary schools. The program provides students, in the federal free and reduced lunch program, with meals during weekends.

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