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Hammondsport earns silver medal award

HAMMONDSPORT—The Hammondsport junior-senior high school was awarded its second annual silver medal award from the U.S. News and World Report for student performance.
With the silver medal, U.S. News also ranked Hammondsport’s junior and senior high school as 125 out of 1,147 New York schools based upon student performance on state assessments and how well the district prepares students for college. The list was released April 22.
“The silver (award) is for college readiness based upon the number of AP students sitting for an exam,” explained Hammondsport Superintendent Kyle Bower.
According to U.S. News and World Report, schools are awarded a gold, silver, or bronze medal based upon student performance on state assessments and college preparedness. To produce these annual rankings, U.S. World works with the American Institutes for Research (a Washington D.C. based organization).
U.S. News and World Report is a publisher of news and information, which includes and The editorial and production operations of U.S. News are located in Washington, D.C.
“The recognition received through our recent designation as a silver medal school is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our students, teachers, staff, and parents. We are all extremely proud of Hammondsport Central School,” said Bower. He added only two other schools in the GST BOCES district were recognized: Arkport Central School and Prattsburgh Central School both received bronze medals.
Rankings are based upon how well a school serves the student body (not just those bound for college) and on measurable academic outcomes that show students are being educated across a wide range of performance indicators. U.S. News and World Report explains the ranking consists of a three-step hierarchical system, where a school must achieve above the level expected of average students in overall state test proficiency, overall proficiency of economically disadvantaged students, and in college readiness performance/participation in advanced placement courses.





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