Stony Point High School has achieved a Level 1 certification in the Marzano High Reliability Schools™ program for creating a safe and collaborative culture.

The high reliability school (HRS) program was created by Marzano Research to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy, along with leading and lagging indicators, educators learn to assess, monitor and confirm the effectiveness of their schools.

“Earning this distinction is a reflection of the dedication and commitment of our staff to ensure our students are receiving the highest quality instruction in every classroom,” Stony Point Principal Anthony Watson said. “Coupled with the highest level of instruction, we are committed to making Stony Point a safe and nurturing environment for our students.”

To be certified, schools must collect data and validate their performance to climb each level of the hierarchy. Certification is determined by Marzano Research analysts in cooperation with school data teams.

Using the HRS framework and indicators, schools can drive sustained, positive and significant impacts on student achievement by synthesizing multiple complex initiatives into one harmonious system, according to Marzano Research.

“I am proud of Stony Point’s commitment to educating students at a high level in a safe and inviting environment,” Superintendent of School Dr. Steve Flores said. “Thank you to Stony Point High School staff for building a strong community to educate our world class students.”