Lee Road School Honored as a New York State School of Character
Lee Road Elementary School was recently recognized as a 2018 New York State School of Character by Character.org based on the school community's dedicated focus on character development and its positive effect on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate.
Lee Road Elementary School is one of just 63 schools to receive this distinction, including one of only four in New York. As a result, Lee Road was awarded with a banner and plaque and is currently in the running to be considered for the National School of Character title, the organization's highest distinction.
To receive the New York State School of Character status, Lee Road School went through a thorough application process. Last year, the school also applied but received honorable mention. Principal Anthony Goss explained that they wanted to apply again to Character.org as an opportunity to receive feedback on what could be done better.
"We are always looking to improve," he said. "This reward is a reflection of the students, faculty and parents and their work towards building a school climate that promotes care, kindness, teamwork and citizenship. It highlights all that we have done to promote this type of environment."