The Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Richard Rozakis are pleased to announce that Babylon Jr./Sr. High School is among sixty-seven schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties and 250 schools statewide recognized as a Reward School for outstanding academic achievement by the New York State Education Department. “It is because of the wonderful work our teachers do every day, and the effective leadership of the administration, that our junior-senior high school receives this recognition,” stated Richard Rozakis.

This designation is based upon student test score data from 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. Reward Schools have made the most progress or have the highest achievement in the state and do not have significant gaps in student achievement that are not being closed.

As a Reward School, Babylon Jr./Sr. High School will be eligible to compete for up to $150,000 in grant money obtained by the state from the federal Race to the Top program.