According to the U.S. Department of Education, 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. It is meant to celebrate the hard work and effort by the students, teachers, administrative staff, families and communities.
Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Council Member Peter Koo visited the school to congratulate Principal Robert Groff and the students. P.S. 244Q was just one of eight New York State schools to receive the honor.