• New Hartford Central School continues to strive for excellence!
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    New Hartford Senior High was awarded the 2016 National Blue Ribbon. Ralph Perry Junior High earned recognition as a "Blue Ribbon School" in 2008. Then Superintendent Daniel P. Gilligan told the Utica Observer-Dispatch that the award was “more or less a confirmation of something we’ve known for a long time, and that is our schools perform at the highest levels.”

    The US Department of Education awards “Blue Ribbons” to the nation’s top-performing schools each year.  It is the highest honor the federal government can bestow on an individual school or school district. 

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    New Hartford Senior High School is honored to be consistently ranked as one of America’s Best High Schools by US News and World Report.  New Hartford has been granted a Gold Medal in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017; it earned Silver Medal awards in 2009, 2010 and 2018. 
    US News and World Report ordinarily creates a “College Readiness Index” for high schools after considering graduation rates, achievement in college preparatory coursework, SAT-ACT scores, and student-guidance counselor ratio.  
     Newsweek has acknowledged the work of students and teachers from “America’s Top High Schools” for nearly two decades, and New Hartford Senior High has been cited by Newsweek more than a dozen times.  In 2016, Newsweek ranked New Hartford High School 225th in the nation and 29th in New York State. 
    As Superintendent Robert Nole states, “The ranking is further evidence of the robust programs and courses offered to all students district-wide [K-12] and the result of focused attention on curriculum planning.  It’s an honor for which our community and the school district should consider a source of pride.”         
     NAMM  The arts have been at the center of a well-rounded New Hartford education for nearly a century, so it is gratifying that the NAMM Foundation (National Association of Music Merchants) continues to acknowledge New Hartford Central Schools for its role in making New Hartford, NY one of “America's Best Communities for Music Education.”                                                        
     For several years, one of America’s most venerable publications, The Washington Post, has considered what it takes to be one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.”  Closely considering college preparatory coursework, The Post has cited New Hartford Senior High regularly since the listing began in 2011. 
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     Buffalo Business First monitors trends in the Upstate New York economy, knowing that education is a major driver of the state, national, and global economy.  BBF has recognized New Hartford as one of “Upstate’s Top 100 Districts” for the last several years.  New Hartford was selected as the top district in the region, and #17 statewide in 2016.
     Daily Beast
    The Daily Beast, an online magazine, has ranked New Hartford High School as one of the most successful high schools in the country. Graduation rates and college acceptance rates are primary factors in determining overall success along with statistics from the U.S. Department of Education