NY Graduation Rate Continues To Increase, Achievement Gap Remains

Posted February 08, 2018

While the rate was flat for August, when summer school graduates were included, the district saw a 1 percentage point increase in the number of students who graduated in June.

More than 80 percent of the Island's 4,631 cohort in 2017 graduated last year - a less than 1 percent jump from last year.

In Rockland County, last June, 93 percent of white students graduated on time, according to the data.

"Every counselor and every assistant principal is expected to have a binder with a transcript with every student expected to graduate and the transcript must be analyzed".

"We are concerned that much of the statewide gain appears to be driven by an increase in local diplomas rather than Regents diplomas", Rosenblum said, "and by the declining 4-year graduation rates and increasing dropout rates for English language learners". Similarly, the rate for students with disabilities was 6.7 percent in 2017, down from 10.6 percent the year prior.

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That's the upshot of last year's graduation data released Wednesday by the State Education Department. It challenged states and municipalities to improve opportunities and outcomes for boys and men of color; NY became the first state to accept this challenge in 2016, and. That's an issue that the district is working to address, he said. "Clearly, looking at Yonkers' numbers, they're making a difference".

The high school Class of 2017 continued to push graduation rates upward, both in the Buffalo region and across New York State. In Chautauqua County, students who are not considered economically disadvantaged graduated resulted in an 89 percent graduation rate, with 47 percent earning a Regents with Advanced Designation, while 75 percent of students who are considered economically disadvantaged graduated with 15 percent of those students earning a Regents with Advanced Designation.

There was no change in the percentage of students who dropped out from 2016 to 2017.

The city's school-graduation rate ticked up slightly previous year to its highest level in recorded history, according to new state data.

And students learning English as a new language continue to struggle, as a whole, and need more help.

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"We see incremental improvements across the state, holding onto last year's gains and slowly building upon them".

Schools were closed Wednesday due to snow and district officials could not be reached for comment. While they still have a way to go to catch up with the state and county averages, this is the latest improvement after a series of other announcements about their schools in recent weeks.

Ybarra last responded to Idaho Education News about graduation rates in December. One of those schools, also became a, the first time a Mount Vernon school was awarded that designation. The state is on track to meet its goal of 84 an percent graduation rate by the 2021-22 school year.

"You think of White Plains as a city school district, it's not". The information, Elia said, is used to target where districts need to improve.

Just 70% of black students and 68.3% of Hispanic students graduated by August 2017, compared with 83.2% of white students.

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