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Commack High School Designated as National Blue Ribbon School

The Commack School District is proud to announce that Commack High School has been named by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School for being an “Exemplary High Performing School.” Commack High School was only 1 of 6 Long Island schools and 1 of 19 New York schools honored for their academic achievements as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.

“I am so proud of the work by our entire school community to enhance student achievement,” said Dr. Donald James, Superintendent of the Commack School District. “Although it is an honor to be recognized, it does not come as a surprise as this achievement is a direct result of the dedication of our students, teachers and families that helps ensure our District is consistently improving.”

“This year’s Blue Ribbon Award was based on the 2020-2021 school year, and our students performed exceptionally well despite the challenges that COVID-19 had brought,” said Mrs. Leslie Boritz, who was principal of Commack High School from 2016 through the 2020-2021 and is now the District’s current principal for leadership and instruction. “Our educators and our administrative team, in conjunction with our hard-working students is what made earning this award possible for our school.”

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. This year, just 325 schools nationwide were given the distinction.

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