Port Jervis Academics


At Port Jervis, we are committed to helping our students be the best that they can be. To accomplish this, we must stay on the cutting edge in terms of curriculum, instruction, technology, assessment, and professional development.

The Education Committee is the steering committee which drives academic change and improvement across all departments and grade-levels, K-12. This continuous improvement model creates an open, engaging environment where all stakeholder groups are represented.

Improving the quality of education

Positive changes are taking place in our classrooms, school buildings and grounds. Students are benefiting from building renovations, educational initiatives, and technology advancements.

Annual Professional Performance Review Plan (APPR)

Visit our APPR Web Page for more information
APPR is the process by which teachers and principals are evaluated in New York state. The process is governed by the state and aligns with New York state teaching and leadership standards. Each district develops its own evaluation plan within those guidelines. The plan adopted by the Port Jervis Board of Education was re-submitted to the New York State Department of Education:

New York State Next Generation English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards

The revised New York State Standards aim to reimagine the educational framework for English language arts and mathematics, with the goal of better supporting educators in their instructional practice and to provide additional guidance on achieving a vision of 21st century literacy. While the Standards were designed to apply to the teaching and learning of all students in our state’s schools and are the result of collaborative and deliberate efforts between a diverse range of instructional experts, school leaders and parents, the supporting documents that are linked with the Standards provide additional guidance on implementation of the Standards with English Language Learners (ELLs), Multilingual Learners (MLLs), and Students with Disabilities (SWDs). It is the intention of the Board of Regents that these standards serve the intended function in our schools: preparing our students to become lifelong learners and thinkers, as well as active participants in civil, community and professional endeavors. Additional introductory information about the new standards is available here: Preface to the New York State Next Generation English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards.

View the New York State Next Generation ELA and Mathematics Standards:

Literacy Program

Program Goals: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
The Literacy Program is designed to develop students who are highly effective users of oral and written language, and who apply literacy to real life situations so they can become productive citizens in our global society.

Professional Development Plan

The District Plan provides for a variety of training programs to ensure the needs of the students, teachers, and district are addressed. A large portion of the planned programs are aimed at increasing teacher knowledge and understanding of current initiatives in order to improve student performance. The Plan also provides for appropriate grade level and cross grade level training and coordination by providing programs generic to curriculum alignment focusing on the needs of specific grade levels.


More Information

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

Nick Pantaleone

Terri Pagano,
Confidential Secretary
858-3100, Ext. 15521
FAX: 845-858-3265

District Office
9 Thompson Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771
Hours: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.