Monday, June 1, 2020

Dear North Shore Parents, Community Members, and Faculty,

It is a beautiful day to celebrate our students in so many ways. Congratulations to the Glenwood Landing Class of 2020, fifth graders and their families participated in a very festive “Moving Up Car Parade.” Thank you to Principal Bridget Finder, the GWL faculty and staff, GWL Fifth Grade Graduation Committee, and GWL SCA for making it such a wonderful day with lots of energy, decorations, and fun. We can’t wait to share some photos from the day later this evening!


In addition, we also applaud our North Shore students on their continued academic achievement which is the subject of today’s budget blast below:
Q. Dr. G., we know that the North Shore School District is recognized as among the best in the nation, can you share with us some recent statistics on student achievement?
A. Yes. The excellent achievements of our students in academics, the arts, and athletics continue to be highly recognized in Nassau County, New York State, and are documented among the best in the nation. I am very proud to share with you these recent statistics outlined below on student achievement: 
District-wide

The North Shore School District demonstrates the highest year-to-year learning growth in grades 3-8 in Nassau County. Our learning rate of 20% is documented by the nationwide Stanford Education Opportunity Project: https://edopportunity.org/explorer/#/map/ny/districts/grd/ses/all/10.5/40.84/-73.61/3626370,40.84,-73.61

On all major Regents examinations in 2019, North Shore ranked within the top 3 in Nassau County for proficiency rates and within the top 5 in Nassau County for mastery rates.

To see a complete report and analysis of student progress, please visit the links to our K-12 Reports on Student Achievement in

Humanities- http://www.northshoreschools.org/boe/Humanities%20Report%20.pdf

STEAM- http://www.northshoreschools.org/boe/STEAM%20Report%20Final4.pdf

North Shore High School

North Shore High School was recognized as one of the Top 40 High Schools in New York State as reported by US News and World Report:  https://www.newsday.com/long-island/education/high-school-rankings-1.44000570    

Two North Shore High School students were named top 300 Scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search and Kyra McCreery, a North Shore senior, was named one of forty Regeneron finalists nationwide.

North Shore HS ranked 321 out of 5000 Top STEM High Schools, across the United States in a study published by Newsweek: https://www.newsweek.com/americas-best-stem-high-schools-2020/best-stem-schools-4501-5000

North Shore High School showed an increase from 58% to 76% of students gaining admission to the colleges and universities in the Most Competitive, Highly Competitive and Very Competitive Categories.

32 North Shore Seniors earned the NYS Seal of Biliteracy. 

North Shore Middle School

North Shore Middle School achieved 100% passing on the 2019 Common Core Algebra Regents exam. This ranked 1st in comparison to neighboring districts.

North Shore Middle School ranked in the top 4 in comparison to neighboring districts on passing and rates for the New York State ELA and Math Assessments. We ranked 1st in passing for Math 7 and 1st in mastery for ELA 7.

North Shore Middle School Ranked #20 out of all public middle schools in New York State according to Niche.com (2020)  https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-public-middle-schools/s/new-york/

North Shore Elementary Schools

All three North Shore elementary schools rank in the top 70 out of over 2,000 public elementary schools in New York State according to Niche.com (2020): https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-public-elementary-schools/s/new-york/

Our elementary schools ranked as number 1 compared to similar school districts in passing rates for the 2019 New York State Grade 3-5 Math Assessments.

Our elementary schools ranked as number 2 compared to similar school districts in passing rates for the New York State Grade 3-5 ELA Assessments.

Our elementary schools were selected as the 2019 Sally Hahn Award winner, recognizing excellence in an elementary World Language (FLES) program in New York State.

We are very fortunate to have a community and faculty that are committed to our schools and K-12 students. Congratulations to all of our students on these excellent accomplishments and thank you to our very talented teachers and administrators for providing our students with a world class education in North Shore.
As a reminder, in order for them to be counted, absentee ballots are due back to the Central Office by June 9, 2020, no later than 5 pm.


All the best,
Dr. Peter Giarrizzo
Superintendent of Schools