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Five Year Strategic Plan


Goal: Ensure success for every student.

Desired Outcome: The East Rockaway School District will increase opportunities that foster academic, social and emotional achievement for all students.


  • Enhance extracurricular opportunities across all grade levels.
  • Educate all stakeholders regarding the opportunities available in the district.
  • Increase awareness for all district stakeholders regarding career development and college/career readiness.
  • Provide multiple pathways for students to postsecondary education programs and career opportunities.



Year-Three Measuring Success – Opportunity

  September 2018
  • Increased participation in Advanced Regents classes, CTE programs and SAT program.
  • Increased extracurricular offerings including participation in LICEE Middle-Level Student Leader Institute and the opportunity for certain classes to utilize the DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
  • Year 4 of the Unified Sports Program.
  • Addition of new clubs, including Arts Club (all levels), Chess Club, NYS Mentoring Program, Stage Design and Tri-M Music Honor Society.
  • More than 80 percent of our students at each grade level are participating in after-school clubs or athletics.

 Year-Two Measuring Success – Opportunity

   September 2017  
  • Advanced Placement participation counts.
  • Participation in Advanced Regents classes, CTE programs and SAT prep programs.
  • Creation of new programs.
  • Increase in extracurricular opportunities.
  • Increase in career and college awareness opportunities.
  • Enhanced focus on career development and awareness.
  • Participation in more than 20 student exhibitions across Long Island.
  • Regional student participation in poetry, robotics, music, LI Science Congress, Geography Bee and Long Island’s Best Young Artists at the Heckscher.
  • Addition of new clubs – Chess, DECA, Gay Straight Alliance, K-Kids, Mock Trial, Peer Mentoring.
  • Year 3 of Unified Sports Program.

 Year-One Measuring Success – Opportunity

   September 2016
  • Advanced Placement Participation Counts
  • Participation in Advanced Regents Classes
  • Participation in CTE Programs
  • Participation in SAT
  • Creation of new programs
  • Increase in extra-curricular opportunities
  • Increase in career/college awareness opportunities
  • ERHS Awarded School of Opportunity Silver Recognition by National Education Policy Center
  • Increased CTE placements from 12 to 17
  • Career Awareness Week & Career Awareness Curriculum
  • Participation in numerous student art exhibitions across Long Island
  • Regional Student Competition Participation:
    • Solar Sprints
    • Poetry
    • Robotics
    • Music
    • Geography Bee
    • Long Island’s Best Young Artists at Heckscher

  • Extracurricular Opportunities:
  • Addition of New Athletic Team – Varsity & Junior Varsity Wrestling & youth development opportunities
  • Unified Sports Program
  • Girls Softball Southeast Regional Champs competed in State Finals
  • Rock Rivalry expanded to include Quiz Bowl
  • Addition of New Clubs - Dignity Club, Model United Nation, Mock Trial, DECA, Chess, K-Kids