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 2019, 86% of the 2015 cohort in our region graduated, compared to 83% statewide and 87% for NYS excluding New York City. The graduation rate was highest in Genesee (92%) followed by Wyoming (90%), and Livingston and Ontario (both at 89%). At 63%, the Rochester School District had the lowest graduation rate in the region but it increased 4 percentage points from the previous year and was significantly up from 48% in 2013. Rochester charter school students had an 85% graduation rate in 2019.

The regional rate has increased 9 percentage points since 2009. The rates for Monroe and Genesee both went up 10 points over the period and the largest increase was Yates at 13 points among the 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. Figures for Rochester charter schools reflect different numbers of schools across the years, ranging from one in 2012 to five in later years. 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
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
NYS74%76%77%77%78%79%80%81%82%83%83%
NYS (excluding NYC)80%82%83%84%84%85%86%86%86%86%87%
Region78%81%81%82%82%84%84%84%85%85%86%
Monroe75%79%78%79%80%82%82%83%83%84%85%
Surrounding Counties81%83%85%86%87%87%88%87%89%88%89%
Genesee82%84%83%85%87%88%90%88%91%91%92%
Livingston84%83%87%88%87%88%87%89%89%88%89%
Ontario84%86%87%87%89%88%90%89%90%90%89%
Orleans83%85%84%85%85%84%89%88%89%87%88%
Seneca76%77%79%80%78%83%83%84%83%82%83%
Wayne80%82%83%86%86%87%87%82%87%87%88%
Wyoming84%80%84%85%88%89%88%92%94%92%90%
Yates70%82%83%80%85%85%82%83%79%77%84%
Rochester School District46%51%49%49%48%51%51%53%57%59%63%
Rochester Charter SchoolsN/A91%84%97%91%94%92%87%85%
Batavia School District78%79%74%84%79%82%85%89%91%89%92%
Canandaigua School District87%88%87%89%89%87%90%90%92%93%90%
Geneva School District67%69%71%75%82%80%81%84%81%82%81%

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Years denote 12th grade year for cohort. Number of Rochester charters varies by year.




Number of High School Graduates
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
NYS167,190170,989171,475169,851169,873167,688167,352169,403170,173173,917173,276
NYS (excluding NYC)118,691119,983119,406118,278117,903116,007114,943115,541115,849117,003116,241
Region12,88713,10013,12712,38512,16611,70211,75711,68311,55311,60811,519
Monroe7,7027,8687,8747,4267,2767,0557,1127,1947,0127,1927,148
Surrounding Counties5,1855,2325,2534,9594,8904,6474,6454,4894,5414,4164,371
Genesee690728666665667594623588613587560
Livingston651633688630625612593553583569534
Ontario1,2561,2881,3301,1941,2831,1691,2221,1831,1361,1661,188
Orleans516548525511473442425454418437391
Seneca336314331305276299284262290300249
Wayne1,1861,1711,1451,1381,0821,0481,0129821,015939997
Wyoming376345351331322313299286318284304
Yates174205217185162170187181168134148
Rochester School District1,3321,3491,4081,2451,1551,0471,1381,1131,2431,2111,315
Rochester Charter SchoolsN/A20313686108123175227
Batavia School District162169157162150142158157160161147
Canandaigua School District330321285296287281281272277254274
Geneva School District139120157139170139147159122143157

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Years denote 12th grade year for cohort. Number of Rochester charters varies by year.











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