Education

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Source: New York State Education Department

What does this measure?

The number of students graduating after four years of high school (measured through August of the graduation year), 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?

By August 2018, 85% of the 2014 cohort in our region graduated, compared to 83% statewide and 86% for NYS excluding New York City. The graduation rate was highest in Wyoming (92%) followed by Genesee and Ontario (91% and 90% respectively). At 59%, the Rochester School District had the lowest graduation rate in the region but it increased 2 percentage points from the previous year and was significantly up from 48% in 2013. The regional rate has increased 4 percentage points in the past 11 years while the state rate went up 9 points. Seneca's rate went up 9 points over the period, the largest increase among counties in the region.

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.

High School Cohort Graduation Rate
20082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS74%74%76%77%77%78%79%80%81%82%83%
NYS (excluding NYC)80%80%82%83%84%84%85%86%86%86%86%
Region81%78%81%81%82%82%84%84%84%85%85%
Monroe81%75%79%78%79%80%82%82%83%83%84%
Surrounding Counties82%81%83%85%86%87%87%88%87%89%88%
Genesee85%82%84%83%85%87%88%90%88%91%91%
Livingston85%84%83%87%88%87%88%87%89%89%88%
Ontario82%84%86%87%87%89%88%90%89%90%90%
Orleans81%83%85%84%85%85%84%89%88%89%87%
Seneca73%76%77%79%80%78%83%83%84%83%82%
Wayne82%80%82%83%86%86%87%87%82%87%87%
Wyoming84%84%80%84%85%88%89%88%92%94%92%
Yates79%70%82%83%80%85%85%82%83%79%77%
Rochester School District52%46%51%49%49%48%51%51%53%57%59%
Batavia School District77%78%79%74%84%79%82%85%89%91%89%
Canandaigua School District85%87%88%87%89%89%87%90%90%92%93%
Geneva School District67%67%69%71%75%82%80%81%84%81%82%

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




Number of High School Graduates
20082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS164,744167,190170,989171,475169,851169,873167,688167,352169,403170,173173,917
NYS (excluding NYC)119,254118,691119,983119,406118,278117,903116,007114,943115,541115,849117,003
Region25,91912,88713,10013,12712,38512,16611,70211,75711,68311,55311,608
Monroe15,4837,7027,8687,8747,4267,2767,0557,1127,1947,0127,192
Surrounding Counties10,4365,1855,2325,2534,9594,8904,6474,6454,4894,5414,416
Genesee1,478690728666665667594623588613587
Livingston1,375651633688630625612593553583569
Ontario2,4591,2561,2881,3301,1941,2831,1691,2221,1831,1361,166
Orleans1,136516548525511473442425454418437
Seneca631336314331305276299284262290300
Wayne2,3851,1861,1711,1451,1381,0821,0481,0129821,015939
Wyoming601376345351331322313299286318284
Yates371174205217185162170187181168134
Rochester School District1,1531,3321,3491,4081,2451,1551,0471,1381,1131,2431,211
Batavia School District145162169157162150142158157160161
Canandaigua School District279330321285296287281281272277254
Geneva School District155139120157139170139147159122143

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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