Points of Pride


• 95% of students from the Class of 2012 graduated with a Regents Diploma; 64% with an Advanced Regents Diploma.

• 97% of graduates from the Class of 2012 went on to attend college.

• The Class of 2012 consisted of 90 Advanced Placement Scholars, 63 Advanced Placement Scholars with Honor, 110 Advanced Placement Scholars with Distinction and 31 Advanced Placement National Scholars.

• 35% of the 2012 graduating class were accepted to colleges and universities deemed “most competitive” by Barron’s Selector Categories.

• 55% of the 2012 graduating class were accepted to colleges and universities deemed “highly competitive” by Barron’s   Selector Categories.

• In 2012, the average SAT score for Three Village students on the critical reading portion was 540, compared to 483 in New York State; the average SAT score for Three Village students on the math portion was 560, compared to 500 in New York State; and the average SAT score for Three Village students on the writing portion was 538, compared to 475 in New York State.

• Ward Melville High School offered 24 Advanced Placement course options in 2012, as well as 67 honors-level courses.

• Ward Melville High School senior named New York State winner of the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement.

• Ward Melville senior earned a perfect score on Advanced Placement Calculus BC Exam, an honor earned by only 17 of the 94,403 students worldwide to take the test.

• This year, 13 Ward Melville seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists and 25 seniors were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program; awards given based on students’ SAT scores.

• Three Ward Melville students were named Intel Talent Search Semifinalists in 2013.

• Ward Melville senior named Siemens Semifinalist.

• Ward Melville High School juniors selected as recipients of fellowships through the Simons Summer Research Program at Stony Brook University.

• Two R.C. Murphy ninth-graders named Long Island Young Scholars of Mathematics and accepted to the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students.  

• On every grade level (grades 3-8), the percentage of students in the district who met or exceeded the proficiency standards of both the NYS Mathematics and English Language Arts assessments surpassed the state averages reported on the Department of Education State Report Card.

• P.J. Gelinas Junior High School boasts a national-level competitor in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

• Ward Melville High School juniors named essay winners at 4th Annual Long Island Youth Summit.

• Several Three Village students have been recognized for their writing ability. Recognitions include a National Gold Medal Writing Award from Scholastic Art & Writing and an invitation to submit to Newsday’s Kidsday.

• Ward Melville High School Science Olympiad members are attending the national championship. In addition, the Science Olympiad teams from both P.J. Gelinas and R.C. Murphy junior high schools have advanced to the
state competition.

• Ward Melville High School Future Business Leaders of America members advanced to State Leadership Conference after placing in top three at regional contest.   

• Ward Melville High School Key Club garnered top awards at the 65th Annual New York District Key Club Leadership Training Conference.


• The district boasts approximately 1,800 student-athletes who participate in 88 interscholastic teams.

• Ward Melville High School offers 29 varsity athletic teams and 16 junior varsity athletic teams. Additionally, there are 22 athletic teams offered at the junior high school level.

• To date, 5 high school teams were crowned Suffolk County Champions, 3 teams were named Long Island Champions and 2 teams had NYS Individual Champions.

• Ward Melville fencing all-star named News 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Month.

• 15 Ward Melville seniors recruited to sign Letters of Intent with top colleges and universities. Three students were also chosen to compete with Division III schools and one was selected to participate on a service academy’s athletic team.

• With the highest GPA among all NY State tennis teams, Ward Melville’s varsity tennis team was named a 2012 Scholar-Athlete Team Champion by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.


• Visual art students are consistently recognized for their artistic contributions with regional, state and national awards, as well as their inclusion in a variety of exhibits such as the 2012 presidential debate at Hofstra University.

• Both junior high and high school students proudly present annual theatrical performances to packed audiences.  

• The Ward Melville student yearbook has garnered an All-American rating from the National Scholastic Press Association and Gold Medal distinction from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

• 41 Ward Melville students were selected to perform at the 2012 NYSCAME SCMEA All-County Music Festival and nine students were chosen for the 2012 NYSSMA All-State Music Conference. An additional 15 students were named alternates for the All-State Conference.

• Ward Melville senior named a Long Island Arts Alliance Scholar-Artist for the 2012-2013 school year.

• Ward Melville student’s original video selected to air on MSG Varsity TV network.

• Ward Melville students’ photographs garner first-place and honorable mention wins during Association of Texas Photography Instructors fall competition.

• Elementary student won Shanti Foundation’s Gandhi Celebration Poster Contest with peace-inspired entry.

• Two W.S. Mount Elementary School students named New York State winners in the 2013 PTA Reflections Program.

• Four district students were selected as finalists in the 2012 NYSSMA Young Composers Competition and had their original pieces performed during the 2012 NYSSMA Winter Conference.

• Three Ward Melville High School students were selected to participate in the Suffolk County Music Educators Association All-County Instrumental Jazz Ensemble.

• Ward Melville High School’s select choir Camerata selected to perform at Eastern Division NAME Conference in Hartford, Conn. in April.

• Ward Melville High School students won first place in the Evening of Good Taste cooking competition.

• Hundreds of students districtwide selected to participate in Suffolk County Music Educators Association and Long Island String Festival Association ensembles.