Education

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Source: New York State Education Department

What does this measure?

The number of children eligible for kindergarten in the following school year who are enrolled in publicly funded prekindergarten programs, expressed as a percentage of all 4-year-olds.

Why is this important?

Early emphasis on reading and social skills prepares children to succeed later in their education.

How is our region performing?

In 2020, 58% of our region's 4-year-olds were enrolled in prekindergarten programs, up from 40% in 2010 but more than the state rate of 53%. Since 2010, each county in the region has had an overall increase in their prekindergarten participation rate, with the highest increases in Livingston and Wayne (up 27 and 26 points respectively). The highest rates in 2020 were in Orleans and Wayne (73% and 77% respectively), and the lowest rate was in Wyoming at 39%.

The Rochester City School District had a participation rate of 100% in 2020, up significantly from 67% in 2019. Geneva School District reached a participation rate of 100% in 2017 through 2020 (with slightly over 170 4-year-olds enrolled, compared to Rochester's 3,200).

Notes about the data

Due to changes in the source of the data, results from 2017 onward may differ slightly from previous years. Prekindergarten enrollment through 2016 is as reported in New York State Education Department's (NYSED) School Report Card database. Enrollment for 2017 and onwards is provided by the NYSED's Office of Early Learning. New York State did not provide comparable data for 2013. Figures reflect children in free prekindergarten programs provided by school districts or community organizations; they do not include children attending private preschool or federally funded Head Start. In 1997, New York State enacted a law providing public support for prekindergarten, effective 1998.

Prekindergarten Participation
2010201120122014201520162017201820192020
NYS31%31%31%44%48%52%52%52%53%53%
NYS (excluding NYC)37%37%37%36%37%38%39%39%39%42%
Region40%39%41%39%42%44%45%45%45%58%
Monroe37%36%37%35%39%41%41%41%41%57%
Surrounding Counties46%45%47%45%47%49%51%52%53%61%
Genesee55%55%60%55%54%57%61%62%56%64%
Livingston29%29%35%28%35%32%35%40%44%57%
Ontario54%46%49%49%52%47%54%51%55%58%
Orleans57%68%60%63%61%78%56%68%63%73%
Seneca37%37%40%26%32%41%46%37%43%48%
Wayne51%53%52%55%56%58%60%68%64%77%
Wyoming17%14%31%23%26%32%27%29%27%39%
Yates36%31%34%45%33%44%41%33%42%53%
Monroe County School Districts
Rochester School District65%66%67%66%72%75%73%74%67%100%
West Irondequoit Central School District0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
Brighton Central School District0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
Churchville-Chili Central School District0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
Webster Central School District19%19%19%19%19%20%23%24%23%25%
East Rochester Union Free School District,63%74%53%61%52%50%60%51%45%44%
Greece Central School District52%48%50%45%45%47%46%47%47%49%
Gates-Chili Central School District0%0%12%0%30%37%43%49%81%50%
Penfield Central School District0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
East Irondequoit Central School District41%30%29%32%32%37%41%41%43%37%
Rush-Henrietta Central School District43%43%43%43%43%45%44%45%44%46%
Wheatland-Chili Central School District0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%29%
Fairport Central School District0%0%0%0%8%9%8%9%8%9%
Hilton Central School District30%29%30%30%30%35%34%35%40%37%
Pittsford Central School District0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
Spencerport Central School District0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
Brockport Central School District47%48%48%39%37%44%47%39%53%53%
Regional City School Districts
Batavia School District56%55%56%57%50%52%53%66%50%58%
Canandaigua School District38%36%39%40%40%41%44%37%45%43%
Geneva School District72%73%69%60%70%63%100%100%100%100%

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Figures reflect percentage of 4-year-olds in free prekindergarten programs provided by school districts or community organizations. NYS did not provide comparable data for 2013.




Number of Students in Prekindergarten
2010201120122014201520162017201820192020
NYS70,70571,60270,648101,253112,578119,555119,459117,851121,610119,002
NYS (excluding NYC)48,65949,10048,58645,62847,03448,12548,18047,79448,77751,743
Region5,6325,5905,6745,3985,7165,8625,9405,9646,0417,575
Monroe3,2073,1963,2053,0703,3613,4163,4653,4583,4724,632
Surrounding Counties2,4252,3942,4692,3282,3552,4462,4752,5062,5692,943
Genesee382379413367355342391370368373
Livingston197192219183205198201219239323
Ontario675597575547598575606629631682
Orleans265325278281286295229291279311
Seneca148139160103115163160143166161
Wayne578598592605590607649639660779
Wyoming726212699108122108120108156
Yates1081021061439814413195118158
Monroe County School Districts
Rochester School District1,9471,9811,9881,9412,1232,1242,1032,1031,9503,230
West Irondequoit Central School District0000000000
Brighton Central School District0000000000
Churchville-Chili Central School District0000000000
Webster Central School District127127127127127127148154154160
East Rochester Union Free School District,74886272615669585249
Greece Central School District461431439393393399393400405407
Gates-Chili Central School District0036090108126142242143
Penfield Central School District0000000000
East Irondequoit Central School District114858188889811211011898
Rush-Henrietta Central School District218216216216216216216216216216
Wheatland-Chili Central School District00000000014
Fairport Central School District0000363636363636
Hilton Central School District9898989898110110110129115
Pittsford Central School District0000000000
Spencerport Central School District0000000000
Brockport Central School District128131131107101114124101142136
Regional City School Districts
Batavia School District125123124122105101108128106109
Canandaigua School District109108108105106117114106120118
Geneva School District12513111394113107165183183173

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Figures reflect 4-year-olds in free prekindergarten programs provided by school districts or community organizations. NYS did not provide comparable data for 2013.











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