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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 2021, 89% of the 2017 cohort in our region graduated, compared to 86% statewide and 89% for NYS excluding New York City. The graduation rate was highest in Ontario (93%) followed by Genesee and Wyoming (both at 92%), and Livingston and Orleans (91%). At 71%, the Rochester School District had the lowest graduation rate in the region but it increased 3 percentage points from the previous year and was significantly up from 48% in 2013. Rochester charter school students had an 83% graduation rate in 2021.

The regional rate has increased 11 percentage points since 2009. The rate for Monroe went up 13 points over the period and the largest increase was Yates at 12 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 include 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
2009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
NYS74%76%77%77%78%79%80%81%82%83%83%85%86%
NYS (excluding NYC)80%82%83%84%84%85%86%86%86%86%87%88%89%
Region78%81%81%82%82%84%84%84%85%85%86%88%89%
Monroe75%79%78%79%80%82%82%83%83%84%85%87%88%
Surrounding Counties81%83%85%86%87%87%88%87%89%88%89%90%90%
Genesee82%84%83%85%87%88%90%88%91%91%92%91%92%
Livingston84%83%87%88%87%88%87%89%89%88%89%93%91%
Ontario84%86%87%87%89%88%90%89%90%90%89%90%93%
Orleans83%85%84%85%85%84%89%88%89%87%88%89%91%
Seneca76%77%79%80%78%83%83%84%83%82%83%88%85%
Wayne80%82%83%86%86%87%87%82%87%87%88%88%87%
Wyoming84%80%84%85%88%89%88%92%94%92%90%92%92%
Yates70%82%83%80%85%85%82%83%79%77%84%81%82%
Monroe County School Districts
Rochester School District46%51%49%49%48%51%51%53%57%59%63%68%71%
Rochester Charter Schools0%91%84%97%91%94%92%87%85%89%83%
Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District91%96%97%95%98%97%97%97%97%95%96%94%96%
Pittsford Central School District97%97%97%97%98%96%97%96%96%97%97%98%100%
Spencerport Central School District84%87%90%89%89%89%94%93%89%93%93%91%92%
East Irondequoit Central School District85%88%89%88%90%93%91%88%90%86%86%90%89%
Brighton Central School District91%92%94%94%89%95%96%98%96%94%96%95%97%
Fairport Central School District94%94%94%93%93%94%95%93%96%92%94%94%93%
Hilton Central School District89%89%89%94%95%94%94%97%94%92%92%94%92%
Penfield Central School District91%94%94%95%95%96%96%98%97%96%93%97%96%
Rush-Henrietta Central School District85%90%85%86%88%86%90%90%90%90%93%92%91%
Churchville-Chili Central School District90%90%93%93%92%92%93%96%90%94%91%91%94%
Wheatland-Chili Central School District85%88%91%93%97%91%96%81%90%89%92%88%86%
East Rochester Union Free School District,71%79%81%86%88%86%82%84%80%80%84%80%92%
Brockport Central School District86%86%84%88%89%88%92%90%89%86%85%91%89%
Gates-Chili Central School District83%85%85%85%85%88%86%86%80%81%85%86%88%
Greece Central School District79%85%84%85%86%88%90%89%91%91%89%93%91%
West Irondequoit Central School District85%92%92%92%93%95%97%93%93%98%96%93%95%
Webster Central School District89%92%94%94%93%95%95%94%95%96%95%95%96%
Regional City School Districts
Batavia School District78%79%74%84%79%82%85%89%91%89%92%94%92%
Canandaigua School District87%88%87%89%89%87%90%90%92%93%90%92%94%
Geneva School District67%69%71%75%82%80%81%84%81%82%81%88%92%

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




Number of High School Graduates
2009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
NYS167,190170,989171,475169,851169,873167,688167,352169,403170,173173,917173,276176,846179,195
NYS (excluding NYC)118,691119,983119,406118,278117,903116,007114,943115,541115,849117,003116,241118,142118,506
Region12,88713,10013,12712,38512,16611,70211,75711,68311,55311,60811,51911,73011,612
Monroe7,7027,8687,8747,4267,2767,0557,1127,1947,0127,1927,1487,3947,317
Surrounding Counties5,1855,2325,2534,9594,8904,6474,6454,4894,5414,4164,3714,3364,295
Genesee690728666665667594623588613587560588541
Livingston651633688630625612593553583569534591523
Ontario1,2561,2881,3301,1941,2831,1691,2221,1831,1361,1661,1881,1501,197
Orleans516548525511473442425454418437391410410
Seneca336314331305276299284262290300249275274
Wayne1,1861,1711,1451,1381,0821,0481,0129821,015939997903914
Wyoming376345351331322313299286318284304304298
Yates174205217185162170187181168134148115138
Monroe County School Districts
Rochester School District1,3321,3491,4081,2451,1551,0471,1381,1131,2431,2111,3151,3531,288
Rochester Charter Schools020313686108123175227304299
Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District194234237206209180185222184190191159196
Pittsford Central School District462514494484521484491494470490455485515
Spencerport Central School District301363340292289300313289279290262274268
East Irondequoit Central School District252261236232245235240225240222216228239
Brighton Central School District327256291261283265282280281257273297276
Fairport Central School District601568549548507532521514487480471467425
Hilton Central School District352371336349310349348350323321361360303
Penfield Central School District359391375380377351348354342354357364323
Rush-Henrietta Central School District425454441407405389375397369399381396425
Churchville-Chili Central School District338342351333292297293286278326303297276
Wheatland-Chili Central School District50565954596155514448445238
East Rochester Union Free School District,82838377877465755767637172
Brockport Central School District334314305297294280282281247253226245265
Gates-Chili Central School District397351381379356321300316293282297291327
Greece Central School District863944933849871861819846811876777794850
West Irondequoit Central School District291311350296306280303296272277302286282
Webster Central School District742706705717679713668656642668627671650
Regional City School Districts
Batavia School District162169157162150142158157160161147160150
Canandaigua School District330321285296287281281272277254274290264
Geneva School District139120157139170139147159122143157153129

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











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