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 2017, 44% of our region's 4-year-olds were enrolled in prekindergarten programs, up from 11% in 2001 but below the state rate of 52%. Since 2001, each county in the region has had an overall increase in their prekindergarten participation rate, with the highest increases in Genesee and Wayne (up 61 and 55 points respectively). The highest rates in 2017 were in Genesee (62%) and Wayne (60%), and the lowest rate was in Wyoming at 27%.

The Rochester City School District had a participation rate of 73% in 2017, down slightly from 75% in 2016. Geneva School District reached a participation rate of 100% in 2017 (with slightly over 160 4-year-olds enrolled, compared to Rochester's 2,100).

Notes about the data

Due to changes in the source of the data, results from 2017 onward may differ slightly from previous years. 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
2001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122014201520162017
NYS15%16%17%21%17%17%17%19%31%31%31%31%44%48%51%52%
NYS (excluding NYC)13%14%15%22%15%16%15%18%38%37%38%54%36%37%39%25%
Region11%13%14%22%13%14%15%21%40%40%39%41%39%42%44%44%
Monroe13%14%15%23%13%13%14%17%36%37%36%37%35%39%41%41%
Surrounding Counties8%12%13%20%14%15%16%28%45%46%45%47%45%47%49%51%
Genesee1%2%1%12%2%1%1%26%51%55%55%60%55%55%57%62%
Livingston4%11%10%12%9%10%14%19%34%29%29%35%28%34%32%35%
Ontario12%13%16%19%15%21%17%34%51%54%46%49%49%52%47%54%
Orleans12%15%22%23%24%24%29%51%62%57%68%60%63%61%78%57%
Seneca25%30%31%29%29%18%31%30%40%37%37%40%26%32%41%46%
Wayne5%11%10%27%15%17%18%23%50%51%53%52%55%56%58%60%
Wyoming7%15%7%15%8%8%6%13%14%17%14%31%23%26%32%27%
Yates10%10%25%25%11%11%23%24%38%36%31%34%45%33%44%41%
Rochester School District31%34%36%24%26%24%25%27%65%65%66%67%66%72%75%73%
Batavia School DistrictN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A17%50%56%55%56%57%50%52%53%
Canandaigua School District11%11%11%17%23%28%38%38%36%39%40%39%41%43%
Geneva School DistrictN/AN/AN/A51%23%39%73%72%73%69%60%70%63%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
2001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122014201520162017
NYS36,37337,96639,53048,51539,84440,51540,06345,26370,62570,70571,60270,648101,253112,578119,555119,459
NYS (excluding NYC)18,02719,66620,85729,98021,18921,58119,71523,59749,13949,05049,48870,64845,94947,34848,45848,180
Region1,6571,9912,1313,2641,9241,8972,0872,8875,5375,6325,5905,6745,3985,7165,8625,940
Monroe1,1721,3051,3882,1381,1921,1381,2081,4283,0913,2073,1963,2053,0703,3613,4163,465
Surrounding Counties4856867431,1267327598791,4592,4462,4252,3942,4692,3282,3552,4462,475
Genesee9148871446161376382379413367355342391
Livingston32806482616498123216197192219183205198201
Ontario150158190243188251212417626675597575547598575606
Orleans6580113132116112138239307265325278281286295229
Seneca9911211911811266124118168148139160103115163160
Wayne61138127324176194206281586578598592605590607649
Wyoming367236663336285664726212699108122108
Yates333286743232676410310810210614398144131
Rochester School District9951,0771,1337548037167517771,8721,9471,9811,9881,9412,1232,1242,103
Batavia School DistrictN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A35119125123124122105101108
Canandaigua School District323232486480108109108108105106117114
Geneva School DistrictN/AN/AN/A85396712412513111394113107165

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