South Orangetown Central School District

Tappan Zee High School has been identified by the State Education Department as a 2018-19 Recognition School under New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan for high academic achievement, student growth, graduation rate and progress during the 2017-18 school year. Recognition Schools also meet or exceed measures of interim progress for English language arts and mathematics, rate of chronic absenteeism and college, career and civic readiness.

“The teachers and administrators at these Recognition Schools have taken to heart the critical mission of educating the whole child,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “Our priority is fostering equity for our children across New York. These schools serve as models of the levels of performance we seek for all schools to be able to achieve in the future.”

Superintendent Dr. Robert Pritchard expressed pride in Tappan Zee High School’s achievement and commented. “William Bruce Cameron once said that ‘not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.’ We are pleased to be recognized by the NYS Education Department for doing the ‘things that count’ and doing those things at a level of excellence that contribute to student growth and success.”