A Rate of Excellence

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The district was proud to announce a 97% graduation rate at West Hempstead High School for the Class of 2019. This represents an increase of five percent from last year.

“We are so proud of the Class of 2019 for raising the bar of excellence and expectations for future West Hempstead students,” said Principal James DeTommaso.

Many factors contributed to this accomplishment, including support from administration and the Board of Education to provide quality and targeted professional development for the faculty. Additionally, assistant principals Adam Hopkins and Michelle Maron helped to place students in appropriate courses to ensure a path to graduation. 

Increased instructional time was added to provide students with more one-on-one time with teachers. Office hour appointments, academic meetings and the motivation of the School Counseling Team helped lead to further success. English as a New Language support was also enhanced with the assigning of teacher caseloads as well as morning and roundtable meeting to acclimate students and specify their needs.

The entire district congratulates this year’s graduating class for this impressive feat and setting an example of success for classes to follow.