HGHS Named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School


The U.S. Department of Education has named Horace Greeley High School a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School. Greeley is one of twenty New York schools to receive the honor this year and is recognized as an Exemplary High-Performing School. This designation is based on graduation rates and student performance on state and nationally-normed assessments. The U.S. Department of Education characterizes the award as affirming “the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.”

Chappaqua Central School District Board of Education President Jane Kimmel Shepardson shared, “We, as a Board, are so proud of the administrators, faculty, staff, students and community as a whole that work together to make Greeley the exemplary public high school that it is. We get a first hand view of everyone's hard work and dedication, and we are thrilled - and grateful - to receive this national recognition.”

The Horace Greeley High School Blue Ribbon Profile articulates the District’s belief that high levels of student empowerment sets the context for becoming independent learners, change agents, and community leaders.” The profile goes on to highlight Greeley's strong academic program with rich course offerings, as well as its wide range of extracurricular clubs and student organizations.

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Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Leadership Development, Andrew Corsilia, who was Principal during this application process, remarked, “It’s an honor for Greeley to be recognized and I’m thankful to our staff and community for their dedication and support.” Superintendent Dr. Christine Ackerman asserted that “this recognition is confirmation of what we already know: our students are amazing young people, our staff are leaders in the field of education, and our community is a true partner with us in supporting our children.”

Current Greeley Principal Dr. Sandra Sepe shared, “I have been so impressed by our Greeley students, staff, and community. It’s clear to me that this recognition is well-deserved and I’m looking forward to continuing our excellent work together.”

More details about this recognition can be found in yesterday’s press release: U.S. Department of Education Announces 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools.