The Farmingdale School District is one of only 477 school districts throughout North America and among 27 school districts throughout New York State to receive this distinction.
College Board, a non-profit organization that strives for equity and excellence in education, selects school districts to receive the award that expand Advanced Placement course selections while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher.
“The Farmingdale School District continues to offer a wide variety of innovative and challenging programs to our students, including college-level courses,” said John Lorentz, Farmingdale School District Superintendent of Schools. “We are extremely honored to be recognized by College Board, as this selection coincides with our goal to provide students with as many academic and extracurricular opportunities as possible.”
School districts that were named to the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll were selected on the following criteria based on data collected by College Board from 2011 to 2013:
- Increased participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
- Increased or maintained the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students, and;
- Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2013 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2011, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
The Farmingdale School District will receive a certificate
of recognition and posters to display throughout all six schools within the
The Farmingdale School District encourages community members to become involved in the issues that affect its schools. The next Board of Education meeting will take place on January 15, 2014 at Howitt Middle School at 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit the District’s website at www.farmingdaleschools.org.