Chenango Forks High School named Blue Ribbon School for exemplary performance

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CHENENGO FORKS (WBNG) — It’s an honor given to the top schools in the entire country and Chenango Forks High School is only the seventh Binghamton Area school since 1982 to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Chenango Forks HS Superintendent, Lloyd Peck, says the school went from undergoing a consolidation study and laying off more than 40 teachers eight years ago to being one of the top 350 schools in the nation.

“We really have that sense of community,” said Peck. “I am a firm believer that what happens at the elementary transfer to the middle and transfers to the high school. That is why we are so successful.”

One teacher is Gray Reid who has been at Chenango Forks for 20 years and seen the school transform by focusing on science and technology.

“The disciplines all work together, the school district works together as a team, and the teachers really want to see kids excel,” said Reid. “It’s just a great combination to have.”

Reid says that the success is thanks in part to a willingness to invest in a new STEAM academy. It partners with local busisnesses to provide internships and other out-of classroom experiences.

School officials will travel to Washington D.C. in early November to accept the award.

Anne Sparaco

Anne Sparaco

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