Awards and Achievements

North Shore Schools Continuing a Tradition of ExcellenceNorth Shore High School designated as an International Baccalaureate® World School

North Shore Middle School designated as a National School to Watch serving as a model for middle schools across the Nation

The North Shore Schools have the highest number of students achieving Gold Medals at the Long Island Math Fair

The North Shore Schools have Outstanding Performance on New York State Regents Exams, College Board Advanced Placement Exams, and International Baccalaureate® ExamsThe North Shore Schools have strong programs in Athletics and the Fine Performing Arts.

60% of the Class of 2016 was accepted to the Most Highly and Highly Competitive Colleges

80% of North Shore High School students participate in community service

All North Shore Schools have been recognized as Reward Schools by the New York State Department of Education

As we teach students to collaborate, communicate, think, solve problems, innovate, and commit to growth in oneself and concern for is evident that our students perform at the highest levels.


2017-2018 Achievements and Awards

North Shore High School

  • Our graduation rate continues to climb resulting in the highest graduation and college acceptance in the history of our District, 99% of the Class of 2017 graduated, 73% was accepted to the “Most Highly” and “Highly Competitive” universities and colleges
  • NS High School recognized as one of the top 24 “Reward Schools” on Long Island for demonstrating high academic achievement by the NYS Depart. of Education (Newsday 2018)
  • 73% of students received a 3,4,or 5 on their Advanced Placement Exams (AP) vs. 64% in New York State, and 60% in the USA (2017)
  • NS High School students scored higher averages on their IB (International Baccalaureate) exams in Mathematics, Chemistry, English, and History compared to global averages of students around the world (2017)
  • On eight Regents exams given at NS High School, the average passing rate was 94.4%, the average Mastery rate was 56.75% (2017) 
  • NS High School senior, Audrey O’Brien, named a top 300 Scholar in the 77th Regeneron Science Talent Search, previously known as the Intel Science Talent Search (2018)
  • 89 students Inducted into National Honor Society
  • 35 students Inducted into Tri-M Music Honor Society
  • 63 students inducted into Science National Honor Society
  • 59 students inducted into Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society
  • 91 students inducted into World Language Honor Society
  • 26 students inducted into the National Art Honor Society
  • 11 NS High School student athletes sign National Letter of Intent with colleges and/or universities for the fall 2018

North Shore Middle School

  • NS Middle School designated a “NY State and National School to Watch” serving as a model for middle schools across the Nation (2016)
  • On the 6th grade ELA assessments, our students had the 2nd highest average scaled score (331) of all Nassau County Schools (2017)
  • On the 8th grade ELA assessments, our students had the highest proficiency score in the county, 92% of our students scored a level of 3 or 4 (2017)
  • 6th grade Math had the 7th highest proficiency rate, 80% of our students scored a level 3 or 4 (of 56 districts) (2017)
  • NS Middle School achieved 100% passing on the Common Core Algebra I Regents exam, matched only by two other districts. Additionally, they achieved 6th highest Mastery (66%) rate in Nassau County (2017)
  • In 2017, North Shore Middle School students achieved 99.6% passing on Living Environment Regents exam, matched only by two other school districts in Nassau County.  North Shore Middle School students also achieved the 9th highest mastery rate in Nassau County (65%). It is important to note this accomplishment with the understanding that at North Shore, every 8th grade student to take Living Environment, which is typically offered as a 9th grade course in other school districts.

North Shore Elementary Schools

  • All three North Shore Elementary Schools rated “Top 100 in the State” by (2016)
  • Grade 3-5 proficiency percentages in top fifth of Nassau County districts and typical for districts similar to ours. (2017)
  • Of the students taking the Grade 3-5 ELA assessment, on average North Shore was 7th highest of 53 districts in Nassau County (2017)
  • North Shore Grade 3-5 Math exam proficiency percentages exceeded Nassau County in 2017, 3rd graders received 83% (vs. 60% in Nassau County), 4th graders achieved 79% (vs. 58% in Nassau County), and 5th graders scored 81% (vs. 59% in Nassau County)  
  • Of the students taking the Grade 3-5 Math assessment, on average North Shore outscored Nassau County by 22% (2017)

Other Great News District-wide

  • 100 North Shore musicians selected to perform at the All-State and All-County Music Festivals
  • Trustee Joanna Commander is Sea Cliff-Glen Head “Person of the Year”
  • NYS Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) Named Mr. David Soto Recipient of the Outstanding Band Director Award

2016-2017 Achievements and Awards


NSHS Rated Among Topp 100 in Nation by Newsweek

NSMS Named NYS & National School to Watch

NS Elementary Schools Rated Top 100 in State By