Education

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Source: New York State Education Department

What does this measure?

Percent of school-aged residents (4-21) classified with disabilities and receiving special education services.

Why is this important?

Students receiving special education services can be at greater risk for poor school performance, including lower test scores and a higher chance of dropping out. The proportion of students in special education can significantly impact a school district's budget, and it can be an indicator of the effectiveness of intervention programs aimed at addressing problems in early years and preventing students from being classified with disabilities.

How is our region performing?

In 2017, 9% of school-aged residents in our region were receiving special education services. This proportion was slightly lower than both the state (11%) and the state (excluding NYC) proportion (10%). Since 2008, the state, regional and county rates have remained relatively flat. The regional county rates ranged from 6% to 13% in 2017. Over the years, Wyoming has tended to have higher rates (13% in 2017) than other local counties, while Livingston has tended to have lower rates (6% in 2017). The City of Rochester's rate was 12% in 2017, and has increased by only 1 point since 2008.

Notes about the data

Varying school district practices on classifying students as disabled can impact the numbers. Also, school districts known for effective special education programs may attract more students with disabilities.

Students Receiving Special Education Services
2008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS9%9%9%9%9%9%10%10%11%11%
NYS (excluding NYC)9%9%9%8%9%9%9%9%9%10%
Region8%8%8%8%8%8%8%8%9%9%
Monroe8%8%8%8%8%8%8%8%9%9%
Surrounding Counties9%9%8%8%8%8%8%8%9%9%
Genesee8%8%8%8%7%7%7%7%7%7%
Livingston6%6%6%5%5%5%6%6%6%6%
Ontario9%9%9%8%8%8%8%9%9%9%
Orleans9%9%9%9%9%8%8%8%9%10%
Seneca10%10%10%9%9%9%8%9%9%9%
Wayne9%9%9%8%8%8%8%9%9%9%
Wyoming11%11%11%11%11%11%11%12%12%13%
Yates10%10%10%9%9%9%9%9%9%10%
Rochester School District11%11%11%11%12%11%11%11%12%12%
Batavia School District7%7%8%7%7%7%7%8%8%7%
Canandaigua School District10%10%10%9%9%9%9%9%9%10%
Geneva School District8%8%7%7%6%6%6%6%7%7%

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Figures reflect percentage of residents 4-21 receiving services.




Number of Students Receiving Special Education Services
2008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS409,856404,902420,653396,152410,037405,191415,722450,048459,562465,590
NYS (excluding NYC)249,905246,862245,424225,909236,316231,030236,789239,347242,639245,420
Region25,39825,21124,91624,43823,81023,08022,76722,98123,41123,927
Monroe15,54615,51115,45915,33915,00514,55114,34014,39114,67115,068
Surrounding Counties9,8529,7009,4579,0998,8058,5298,4278,5908,7408,859
Genesee1,1891,1721,1061,032983933880917925907
Livingston9999789859469409239419701,0141,018
Ontario2,3072,2422,2002,1662,1032,0902,1102,1572,1682,209
Orleans907874872848832774732725791794
Seneca750767763681649651603604623643
Wayne1,9891,9841,8811,8201,7481,6941,6901,7011,7001,750
Wyoming1,0201,001986984949892897947946965
Yates691682664622601572574569573573
Rochester School District6,0056,1616,2716,3286,3475,9875,9225,9006,1566,353
Batavia School District281295303283281272263274275264
Canandaigua School District585567567540528520504518511531
Geneva School District403395342354320287288288307314

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Figures reflect number of residents 4-21 receiving services.











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