- Another very recent graduate learned that she will be hitting the stage at Carnegie Hall this winter.
- Three others were just adopted into the Upstate Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame and two of the three were Academic All-Americans as well as Lacrosse All-Americans.
I am used to, and most certainly accept, the constant pressure and demands from our community to perform. That is why I am the superintendent, and I get paid to provide the highest quality educational program that we can provide and that our taxpayers can support.
The road to the top is bumpy and I am not sure that the view at the top is any better. The top schools spend the most per pupil to keep class sizes the smallest. They do not provide as many diverse college course options as we do (AP courses count in the weighting of schools more that college credits from two and four year colleges and universities), and all of the very top high schools are in much wealthier communities (as an example even the wealthiest Central New York Schools to make the list were still in the top 3% with us).
- Our graduates get accepted to the same schools as those in higher ranked high schools,
- our tax rates remain among the lowest, and
- we perform well, even though we are an average wealth community that is continuing to trend downward in the wealth department.
This is a blog and not a book, so I am going to write again later this week with some other concepts that we are working on this year.
Thanks and enjoy the week!