Points of Pride

Our students continue to excel in academics, the arts, athletics and community service projects:


The District is proud to announce a 98% graduation rate for the Class of 2021. 
Members of the Class of 2021 earned $15 million in scholarships and were accepted to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities.

HS students graduated with 70 AP Scholars, 9 AP Scholars with Honors and 19 AP Scholars with Distinction.

74% of the Class of 2021 pursued a post-secondary education at some of the nation’s top colleges and universities.

Through a partnership between the high school and Suffolk County Community College, students can  participate in the Early Start College Program this fall.

The high school is one of only six schools on Long Island that was chosen to participate in the Amazon Future Engineer (AFE) Program which prepares students for careers in Computer Science.  

The junior high school maintains its position as one of only 33 New York State elite schools designated as a NYS Essential Elements School-to-Watch. The middle school’s designation is currently in process.

Three high school students scored in the top 2.5% on their PSAT among all Hispanic and Latino test-takers.

Volunteer staff and members of the school’s For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Team, hosted the FIRST Lego League State Championship and the Junior FIRST Lego League Expo.

A state-of-the-art STEAM laboratory will be completed in 2021 incorporating programs for students K-12.

Ridge Elementary is one of only three schools on Long Island named a “Leader in Me” Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education for its commitment and excellence to student outcomes.  


Forty-one students in grades 6-10 band, chorus and orchestra were selected for the All-County Music Festival sponsored by the Suffolk County Music Educators' Association.

Twelve students in grades 11-12 band, chorus and orchestra were selected for the All-County Music Festival sponsored by the Suffolk County Music Educators' Association and the Suffolk County chapter of the NYS Council of Administrators of Music Education.

Seven orchestra students, in grades 6-12, were selected for the Long Island String Festival Association.

Five students were chosen for the NYSSMA All-State Music Festival in Rochester, NY.

The District was named a Best Community for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, for the tenth year.


Interscholastic athletics consists of 69 teams, 40 at the high school and 29 at the junior high school. There are more than 1,800 participants in the 7-12 program each year, and more than 700 athletes continue to maintain honor roll status while participating on sports teams. 

Many of our student-athletes have received All-League, All-Division, All-County and All-State awards, including several national qualifiers. 

Many of our student-athletes have signed letters of commitment to Division I, II, III colleges to continue their athletic careers.

Our varsity teams have qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Scholar-Athlete Team Award by maintaining an academic average of 90 or above.

Community Leadership

The District has been awarded $150,000 in competitive grant funding from the State Education Department for Family and Community Engagement Program for 2016-2020 as part of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. 

Longwood is the only school district on Long Island to receive a $1.7 million Climate Transformation Grant designed to unify and address a full range of social, emotional, and behavioral needs for students.

Through our partnership with Brookhaven National Laboratories, K-12 students participate in cutting-edge Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM), research topics, contests, and summer programs.

The Middle Island Teachers Association, in partnership with First Book, has distributed more than 150,000 free books to families and students of the Longwood community.  

Blessings in a Backpack continues to expand and now feeds 377 students at all district elementary schools. The program provides students, in the federal free and reduced lunch program, with meals during weekends.

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