Port Washington School District’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition for the Tenth Consecutive Year

Port Washington, NY – April 2024 – Port Washington School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education for the tenth consecutive year. Now in its 25th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to school districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement to provide music access and education to all students.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Port Washington answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, and support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified by school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

“I am thrilled that the NAMM Foundation has recognized the accomplishments of our music educators and the Port Washington community with this honor for the tenth consecutive year! Our students and families consistently experience a strong, well-rounded musical experience, and this recognition is yet more proof of the success we have had. Congratulations to all our music educators and thank you to all the people who support our program,” said Kevin Scully, PWSD Director of Creative Arts.

For more information about the Port Washington Union Free School District, please visit the district’s website at www.portnet.org follow our Instagram/Facebook page: @PortWashSchools.