HEMPSTEAD - Hempstead High School has been put back on a list of the lowest performing schools in the state.

The school board has rehired Reginald Stroughn, who was principal from 2003 until he retired in 2009. He says he turned the school around once and is ready to do it again.

Stroughn says he plans to bring back night school and determine what new programs he can offer to seniors.

It took four years to turn things around the last time the school went on the state's list of low-achieving schools. Stroughn says he's confident he can improve things faster this time.