New York State Education Commissioner John King has announced that John F. Kennedy Elementary School has been designated as a Reward School for the 2012-2013 academic year. This prestigious statewide designation classifies JFK among the highest achieving in the state as it represents one of only 67 schools throughout Long Island and 250 schools throughout the state.

The New York State Department of Education bestowed the award based on high student performance on state assessments and overall academic progress. West Babylon is now eligible to compete for a Commissioner’s Schools Dissemination Grant of up to $150,000 to further advance students’ educational opportunities.

“This is a wonderful recognition for the John F. Kennedy Elementary School and for the district,” remarked Superintendent of Schools Anthony Cacciola. “We are very proud of the fine work and accomplishments of the school under the leadership of Mr. Gregg Cunningham.”