Education

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Source: New York State Education Department

What does this measure?

The number of students graduating after five years of high school, as a percentage of their cohort. The cohort is the class of ninth-graders beginning high school in the same academic year.

Why is this important?

High school graduation is the culmination of a successful K-12 education and the gateway to college or employment. Students who do not graduate face the prospect of unemployment or low-paying jobs.

How is our region performing?

Of the students who began 9th grade in 2014 in our region, 88% had graduated by 2019. Most of those, 85%, graduated on time in 2018. The five-year rate for the state has been lower than the region and was 85% in 2019. In contrast, the five-year rate for NYS excluding New York City has been higher than the region and was 89% in 2019. The Rochester School District's five-year graduation rate was 65%, a 2 point gain over the four-year rate of 63%, and an increase from the five-year rates of the previous two cohorts (which were 58% and 62% respectively).

Notes about the data

Prior years are not comparable, thus are not reported. Students are included in the total cohort based on the year they entered Grade 9 or, if ungraded, the school year in which they reached their 17th birthday. Students are included in the cohort of the school where they were last enrolled if they were enrolled for a minimum of five months. Students were counted as graduates if they earned a local or a Regents diploma. These figures includes students who graduate in August after making up courses during the summer. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the second quarter.

Five-Year High School Cohort Graduation Rate
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
NYS77%78%79%80%80%81%82%84%84%85%85%
NYS (excluding NYC)83%84%84%85%86%87%87%88%89%89%89%
Region83%81%82%83%83%85%86%87%87%87%88%
Monroe83%79%81%81%81%82%85%85%85%86%87%
Surrounding Counties83%84%85%86%87%88%89%90%90%90%89%
Genesee85%84%84%85%87%88%90%91%90%93%92%
Livingston86%87%85%90%90%90%90%90%91%93%89%
Ontario84%87%87%89%89%90%90%92%91%91%91%
Orleans83%85%85%87%87%87%87%90%91%89%89%
Seneca75%79%79%81%82%83%84%85%84%85%84%
Wayne83%83%85%85%88%88%89%90%88%89%88%
Wyoming85%86%83%85%87%89%92%93%94%95%93%
Yates82%77%84%86%81%87%87%87%83%81%84%
Rochester School District57%51%55%54%52%53%57%57%58%62%65%
Batavia School District78%80%79%77%84%82%85%85%90%93%90%
Canandaigua School District89%88%90%89%91%89%89%91%93%92%94%
Geneva School District71%71%69%75%77%83%82%82%86%82%84%

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Years denote 12th grade year for cohort.




Number of High School Graduates Within Five Years
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
NYS173,059175,682178,308177,904176,295176,628174,404173,778175,611175,457179,511
NYS (excluding NYC)123,100122,694123,372122,500121,163120,746118,910117,869118,400118,532119,864
Region13,43613,30413,50613,45412,64412,47411,98812,07211,94411,86411,900
Monroe8,0567,9878,1368,0997,5847,4847,2457,3357,3727,2407,413
Surrounding Counties5,3805,3175,3705,3555,0604,9904,7434,7374,5724,6244,487
Genesee755702745677676675605632601619594
Livingston704668645708639646620606559608578
Ontario1,2661,2881,3241,3501,2171,3001,1921,2381,2011,1501,174
Orleans591527555538523487454430463422446
Seneca331345325341314287307292266297308
Wayne1,2281,2221,2061,1611,1601,0981,0701,0341,0061,031955
Wyoming312380362359344331321311292324287
Yates193185208221187166174194184173145
Rochester School District1,2631,4661,4971,5321,3151,2601,1701,2731,2141,3771,318
Batavia School District148165171162163156147161161162162
Canandaigua School District286339331290302294288286277278256
Geneva School District160146124165147174141148161126145

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Years denote 12th grade year for cohort.











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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
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