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Herricks, E.W. ranked NHP native killed among nation’s best at Glen Head biz

Listed at 34 and 49 in country by Niche website Co-worker charged for his murder BY A M E L I A C A M U R AT I

BY JA N E LL E CL AUSEN

professionally and the “solid education” students get. “I do know that taxes are Five area school districts high and the cost of living on were ranked among the top 100 Long Island is costly. However, nationwide, according to the I think if you measure what you ranking website Niche, and at get out of it versus what you least seven were among the top give into it, I feel the residents are getting a good deal here 100 in the state. Making the top 100 nation- educationally,” Powell said. wide were Great Neck, Roslyn, “We continually graduate and Herricks, East Williston and prepare young people to be a success after they leave their Manhasset. Niche, which measures the school.” Powell added that it is a overall academics, safety, college readiness, teacher-student “team effort between the parratio, extracurricular activi- ents and the school district.” Roslyn was ranked 33rd in ties and diversity of more than 10,000 school districts, gave the nation and sixth in the state. nearly every school district According to Niche, the district on the North Shore an overall has a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1, an average graduation grade of “A” or higher. The Great Neck school dis- rate of 98 percent and a 1340 trict was ranked seventh in the average SAT school. Herricks was 34th in the nanation and second in the state. It has a 94 percent graduation tion and just below Roslyn at rate, 1360 average SAT score, No. 7 in the state. The district’s and a student-teacher ratio of average graduation rate is listed at 97 percent, SAT score at 11 to 1, according to Niche. John Powell, the assistant 1300, and student-teacher ratio superintendent for business, at 12 to 1. Herricks jumped from last said the ranking was likely linked to just how many stu- year’s nation-wide ranking of dents graduate, where they go 69th, which Superintendent

Fino Celano attributes to the district’s “commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.” “It is gratifying that Herricks continues to be recognized as one of the finest school districts in the nation,” Celano said in a statement. “Our success can be attributed to our outstanding students, talented faculty, supportive parents and dedicated board of education. Congratulations to the entire Herricks community for this wonderful accomplishment.” East Williston was ranked 49th in the nation and 9th in the state by Niche, with an average graduation rate of 95 percent, an average SAT score of 1290, and a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Manhasset was 58th in the nation and 11th in the state, according to Niche rankings, with an average graduation rate of 97 percent, SAT score of 1320 and 13-to-1 student-teacher ratio. Port Washington was in the top 200 schools nationwide, at the rank of 186 on Continued on Page 66

a year. “There was friction,” Fitzpatrick said. “They did not get along.” According to police, Ward was A Glen Cove man was arrested Saturday for allegedly fatally shoot- attempting to break up a fight being a co-worker in Glen Head fol- tween Grammar and an unidentilowing another altercation the day fied co-worker, but the fight escabefore, Nassau County police said. lated after Ward’s intervention. During the fight on Saturday, Lawrence Grammer, 71, of Carpenter Street in Glen Cove, is Grammer went to his car, got the charged with second-degree mur- semiautomatic handgun and shot der and first-degree criminal use of Ward, Fitzpatrick said. Ward was shot in the head, police said, and a firearm. During his arraignment on was pronounced dead at the scene. During the news conference, Sunday, Judge David Goodsell remanded Grammer until his next Ward’s parents, Mohamad and Samira Ward of New Hyde Park, court date Wednesday. said their son Nassau was a loving County Homifather and a cide" Det. Lt. hardworkStephen Fitzing man who patrick said leaves behind during a news a wife and conference on a 5-year-old Sunday that daughter. Grammer and Gramvictim" Bashir mer, a regWard, 35, of istered sex Valley Stream, offender, was had fought at convicted in the" Citgo staNovember tion at 126 1997 of rapGlen Head Rd. in Glen Head PHOTO COURTESY OF NASSAU ing a 13-yearon Friday, one COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT old girl. According to day before Grammer alleg- Lawrence Grammer, 71, of Glen the registry, Grammer edly brought a also works .45-caliber gun Cove, was arrested Saturday at Glen Cove on Saturday after allegedly shooting his coto the station, worker, Bashir Ward, during an Auto Salvage at 232 Glen where he has altercation at a Glen Head gas Cove Ave. been employed station. and lives for about 15 about three years. Fitzpatrick said" Ward had blocks from Landing Elementary worked at the gas station for about School.

CORRECTION An article in last week’s paper regarding the Long Island Rail Road review of the Belmont Park station misstated the site of a meeting. It was held at the Elmont Public Library, not the Elmont Park Library.

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