Northport-East Northport School District was recently recognized as a 2013 Best Community for Music Education by The NAMM Foundation, a national non-profit advancing active participation in music making.
Northport was among 307 districts nationwide that received the 2013 Best Communities for Music Education designation.
The school districts achieved the designation based on their responses to the Best Communities for Music Education survey. The survey outcome is based on the information each school district provides about funding, staffing, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. Data is analyzed statistically and is also verified via a follow-up audit.
The survey measured a variety of factors, including budgetary commitment to music, opportunities to learn music, the presence of highly qualified, certified music teachers, adherence to state and national standards, types of musical experiences offered and opportunities for performance and competition, among others.
To make the “Best Communities,” a community is committed to access and high standards for music education in all areas.