School of Excellence

National PTA School of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.

Congratulations to New York State PTA’s 2019-21 National Schools of Excellence!

  • Mount Morris PTSA in Mount Morris NY – Genesee Valley Region
  • Northside Elementary School PTA in Farmingdale NY – Nassau Region
  • Old Bethpage PTA in Old Bethpage NY – Nassau Region
  • Plaza PTA in Baldwin NY – Nassau Region
  • Stanley D. Saltzman East Memorial PTA in Farmingdale NY – Nassau Region
  • Woodward Parkway Elementary PTA in Farmingdale NY – Nassau Region
  • Gordon Creek Elementary PTA in Ballston Spa NY – Northeastern Region
  • Lake Avenue Elementary PTA in Saratoga Springs NY – Northeastern Region
  • Shenendehowa High School PTSA in Clifton Park NY – Northeastern Region
  • Wood Road Elementary School PTA in Ballston Spa NY – Northeastern Region
  • Merrimac School PTA in Holbrook NY – Suffolk Region
  • Horsemen PTA in Sleepy Hollow NY – Westchester-East Putnam Region
  • Country Parkway Elementary School PTA in Williamsville NY – Western Region
  • Hamburg Central PTSA in Hamburg NY – Western Region
  • Maple East Elementary PTA in Western Region – Western Region

What Does it Take to Become a National PTA School of Excellence?

By enrolling in this program, your PTA and school administrators are making a year-long commitment in identifying and implementing an action plan for school improvement based on PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.

Schools that exhibit improvement are honored as National PTA Schools of Excellence, a distinction that spans two years. Honorees receive celebration tools well as automatic consideration for the Phoebe Apperson Hearst award of $2000 for their schools. After two years, schools are able and encouraged to renew their designation.

Your School of Excellence designation will help attract new, action-oriented PTA members who want to focus on the issues that affect our children the most. And being a National PTA School of Excellence will open the door to other honors and opportunities for your school.


Steps to Becoming a National PTA School of Excellence

Step #1: Enroll and Gain Support (Enroll by Oct. 1)

Step #2: Deploy Baseline Survey (Sep. — Nov.)

Step #3: Set a Shared Objective (Sep. — Nov.)

Step #4: Complete Initial Application (Submit by Nov. 1)

Step #5: Follow Roadmap to Excellence (Throughout School Year)

Step #6: Deploy Final Survey (March — June)

Step #7: Complete Final Application (Submit by June 1)

Step #8: Celebrate Your Excellence (Aug.)