BREAKING NEWS... Congratulations Staff, Students and Parents ! I.S. 281 is a New York State DOE Recognition School !!!



It's time together to celebrate OUR success...Cavallaro has been designated by New York State as a RECOGNITION SCHOOL!! Only 2 Middle Schools in District 21 have been named Recognition...Mark Twain and CAVALLARO!! In Queens, only Scholars Academy Middle School was named. We will be receiving a special certificate of recognition by New York State DOE Commissioner MaryEllen Elia.

Recognition schools are identified as having High Achievement and High Progress under New York State's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), serving as models of the levels of performance the Department of Education seeks for all schools to achieve in the future. Recognition schools are among the top performing under ESSA in student growth, performance, graduation rate, met or exceeded state progress in ELA and Math, chronic absenteeism rate, high College, Career and Civic Readiness and meeting the 95% participation rate in NYS assessments! As you know, the state bases their results from the prior year, so the 2017-18 school year.

We work very hard TOGETHER all with the same goal in mind...Student Success in the purest form!! I am very PROUD  of our staff, students and families...through focused teamwork, perseverance and trust we grow together with the clear understanding that we are here to develop the whole child.   We have created something pretty spectacular at I.S. 281! I have said it many, many times before, we have the most important job in the world - educating our future generation. 


We are proud!

Educationally and Genuinely yours,

Ms. Bender