Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez approached the microphone at Tuesday’s school board meeting in the Riverhead High School cafeteria with a bright smile on her face.
“Tonight I’d like to celebrate our teachers and our leaders,” Dr. Henriquez said, “by announcing that four of our schools are in good standing with the state.” READ
Amid a presentation on student achievement at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Riverhead school district Superintendent Dr. Aurelia Henriquez paused between PowerPoint slides.
“Our students are more than test scores,” she said. READ
The Riverhead School District has been deemed a focus district for the 2018-19 school year, making it the third year in a row the district garnered the designation.
In addition, Riley, Roanoke and Phillips Avenue elementary schools, the middle school and the high school have each individually been deemed focus schools. Aquebogue Elementary School is once again the only school in the district that didn’t receive the focus designation. READ
An influx of transfer students into the Aquebogue Elementary School following Riverhead’s designation as a focus district for the second straight year could fill the school beyond capacity, according to Superintendent Nancy Carney. Parents of students in Phillips, Riley and Roanoke elementary schools have the option for their children to transfer to Aquebogue.
Parents of students at Phillips, Roanoke and Riley elementary schools have the option of sending their children to Aquebogue Elementary School next school year now that the state has declared them as “focus schools” as a result of low student test scores.