Five PCSD Schools Are in “Good Standing”

POUGHKEEPSIE – All five Poughkeepsie City School district elementary schools have been designated schools in “Good Standing” for the first time in 13 years, according to the latest New York State Department of Education state accountability school designations for 2023-2024 school year.

The improved designations means all elementary schools have demonstrated progress in the areas of student achievement, student growth, chronic absenteeism and English language learners.

“I am beyond ecstatic of this historical achievement the Poughkeepsie City School District has achieved. For over a decade, the Poughkeepsie City School District has been considered a low performing school district. The efforts of all of our elementary school teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, strategic community partners are evidenced through the 2023-2024 state accountability designations.” said Dr. Eric Jay Rosser, superintendent of schools.

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the goal is for all students to receive a quality education. The law requires that state educational agencies hold public schools accountable for how students achieve. NYSED’s indicators to measure school performance include achievement in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies including student growth and school progress, progress of English language learners, chronic absenteeism and for high schools – graduation rates and preparing students for college, career and civic engagement.

Morse Elementary School moves out of receivership status and Clinton Elementary School moves out of additional target support status to join Krieger Elementary School, the Early Learning Center at Smith and Warring Elementary School (achieved “Good Standing” in 2022-2023) in sharing this designation.

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