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High School Cohort Graduation Rate

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High School Cohort Graduation Rate

What does this measure?

The number of students graduating on time (after four years of high school), as a percentage of their cohort. The cohort is the class of ninth-graders beginning high school together.

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 the region performing?

The region's 87% graduation rate for the class of 2018 was even with the state rate (excluding NYC). The graduation rate was highest in Greene and Putman County (91%) followed by Orange (88%) and Dutchess (86%). Graduation rates have increased 8 percentage points in the region, up from 79% in the class of 2009.

Graduation rates were lowest in Poughkeepsie (55%) in Dutchess, Liberty Central Village (69%) in Sullivan, and Livingston Manor Central Village (71%) in Sullivan County. The highest rates (95% or higher) were Mahopac Central in Putnam, Rhinebeck Central in Dutchess, Warwick Valley in Orange, and Hunter-Tannerville in Greene County (all at 95%); New Paltz (96%) in Ulster; Cornwall in Orange (98%) and Haldane (99%) in Putnam.

Notes about the data

Data for earlier years were not comparable because cohorts were not tracked in the same way. These figures reflect graduates in August, which includes students who made up courses during summer and graduated. The state also presents the figure for graduates in June.

High School Cohort Graduation Rate
2009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Region79%81%82%82%84%85%85%87%86%87%
Columbia County76%78%77%76%80%82%84%81%83%83%
Dutchess County78%79%80%83%82%84%84%86%86%86%
Greene County80%81%79%77%82%84%85%84%87%91%
Orange County80%83%84%84%85%86%87%89%87%88%
Putnam County91%91%90%91%92%91%91%92%93%91%
Sullivan County73%73%76%75%78%76%79%83%78%82%
Ulster County75%78%80%80%82%82%84%86%86%85%
NYS (excluding NYC)80%82%83%84%84%85%86%86%86%86%
Columbia School Districts
Berkshire Union FreeN/A22%15%0%0%0%13%9%N/A0%
Chatham Central88%88%93%84%89%92%88%89%89%87%
Germantown Central83%80%77%79%75%86%86%95%82%87%
Hudson City59%63%61%59%69%72%77%72%79%81%
Kinderhook Central80%83%83%82%84%88%87%81%87%83%
New Lebanon Central87%84%83%85%92%97%88%93%75%90%
Taconic Hills Central77%82%80%83%83%81%83%85%82%84%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central82%84%86%89%88%91%87%89%88%90%
Beacon City77%74%73%71%72%80%79%86%83%83%
Dover Union Free75%75%78%80%85%80%89%89%84%84%
Hyde Park Central72%76%66%81%76%75%80%82%79%82%
Millbrook Central89%86%91%89%89%89%88%85%92%91%
Northeast Central79%71%74%81%84%91%87%79%84%91%
Pawling Central85%91%90%89%91%95%95%89%92%88%
Pine Plains Central68%72%81%73%80%71%83%83%88%83%
Poughkeepsie City55%57%58%61%53%58%60%60%67%55%
Red Hook Central82%83%85%91%85%89%86%84%84%90%
Rhinebeck Central89%88%91%89%91%86%93%91%92%95%
Spackenkill Union Free91%89%90%95%90%93%95%95%96%94%
Wappingers Central80%82%84%84%88%87%85%90%90%91%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central77%77%80%76%76%80%82%82%81%89%
Catskill Central73%77%70%70%80%76%85%83%90%91%
Coxsackie-Athens Central83%79%81%85%85%90%86%82%87%88%
Greenville Central83%91%84%71%84%86%81%88%90%95%
Hunter-Tannersville Central84%84%86%86%88%94%96%78%82%95%
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central91%80%76%90%91%91%97%97%92%85%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free84%85%90%85%90%91%88%89%88%93%
Cornwall Central91%94%92%94%91%97%94%95%93%98%
Florida Union Free87%97%94%97%97%93%95%97%95%88%
Goshen Central90%90%92%90%87%86%89%94%89%90%
Highland Falls Central92%92%88%82%81%88%90%90%93%92%
Kiryas Joel Village Union FreeN/AN/AN/AN/A0%N/A0%N/AN/A0%
Middletown City75%79%77%76%79%81%79%83%81%84%
Minisink Valley Central85%89%89%93%90%93%88%91%93%91%
Monroe-Woodbury Central88%92%93%92%92%93%93%94%93%93%
Newburgh City64%64%69%69%72%74%76%81%74%81%
Pine Bush Central80%87%84%84%84%84%88%91%89%90%
Port Jervis City70%73%73%72%77%76%82%83%81%84%
Tuxedo Union Free83%93%93%93%91%95%94%96%94%90%
Valley Central80%86%84%84%83%86%88%87%93%88%
Warwick Valley Central83%93%92%93%95%95%96%93%93%95%
Washingtonville Central89%93%92%92%93%94%94%95%97%93%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central92%90%91%91%94%95%88%92%94%87%
Carmel Central88%89%89%91%91%92%91%89%90%89%
Haldane Central89%98%96%92%94%98%96%97%96%99%
Mahopac Central93%92%89%92%93%88%91%93%95%95%
Putnam Valley Central92%90%92%86%89%90%94%96%90%94%
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central83%78%82%89%83%93%82%88%80%81%
Fallsburg Central67%62%64%69%78%65%69%76%69%74%
Liberty Central62%66%71%61%71%70%69%77%71%69%
Livingston Manor Central81%74%76%71%86%79%87%82%81%71%
Monticello Central69%71%75%76%73%71%77%83%78%87%
Sullivan West Central82%84%83%82%88%85%87%94%90%91%
Tri-Valley Central83%81%84%79%82%85%88%79%81%82%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central80%80%76%70%83%73%72%75%80%73%
Highland Central87%85%90%82%90%84%87%91%95%89%
Kingston City63%70%72%71%75%78%81%81%81%79%
Marlboro Central85%84%86%93%92%87%90%92%91%92%
New Paltz Central84%88%94%91%93%91%93%94%93%96%
Onteora Central78%78%83%87%86%86%87%89%88%87%
Rondout Valley Central80%85%90%86%83%90%85%94%89%88%
Saugerties Central79%75%76%75%73%78%80%78%82%80%
Wallkill Central75%76%77%84%81%83%88%87%88%88%

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




Number of High School Graduates
2009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Region12,49412,51412,76312,37612,30611,93211,96211,93011,46311,666
Columbia County585584559527556525542458483505
Dutchess County3,1093,1983,2073,1033,1323,1123,0783,0982,9173,032
Greene County517471502481463466450444396432
Orange County4,4114,5364,6794,5524,5224,2874,4264,3954,3324,285
Putnam County1,2961,2411,2721,2191,2691,2251,2191,2331,1651,167
Sullivan County686659665683612614570627582613
Ulster County1,8901,8251,8791,8111,7521,7031,6771,6751,5881,632
NYS (excluding NYC)118,691119,983119,406118,278117,903116,007114,943115,541115,849117,003
Columbia School Districts
Berkshire Union FreeN/A2200011N/A0
Chatham Central1119810090102107102877792
Germantown Central57474446423637353226
Hudson City1001161089511212511093120125
Kinderhook Central145151166151145141146117136129
New Lebanon Central45433335463343382736
Taconic Hills Central12712710611010983103879197
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central728747758750724791733747688759
Beacon City198233219184204212187210177166
Dover Union Free129110108101102981129685108
Hyde Park Central300281245283296254277269253267
Millbrook Central108999399918393888677
Northeast Central65415060466440544753
Pawling Central10012110093961011001088885
Pine Plains Central82798278826550636373
Poughkeepsie City184189184191171181189174195159
Red Hook Central143161170181159157164135140155
Rhinebeck Central8310010193968381959490
Spackenkill Union Free128148132126127128125143114137
Wappingers Central861889965864938895927916887903
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central12010411792969297968189
Catskill Central831001151081061041149892105
Coxsackie-Athens Central115981131221081141141099791
Greenville Central10810489848895728981104
Hunter-Tannersville Central52414337353224212320
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central39242538302929312223
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free667688686479749786118
Cornwall Central266276272302253278259275263261
Florida Union Free53745976636262716244
Goshen Central226216237243219223202218214226
Highland Falls Central1211031271191228311794109110
Kiryas Joel Village Union FreeN/AN/AN/AN/A0N/A0N/AN/A0
Middletown City408404419433435450463447444431
Minisink Valley Central323377350347358318318314318328
Monroe-Woodbury Central551545580572584515535537587546
Newburgh City651637625610639589622642588645
Pine Bush Central400454437414435413436443418381
Port Jervis City201205208196190171182176178180
Tuxedo Union Free10080103105969183271728
Valley Central336345361335340325340331352340
Warwick Valley Central321382428355348354372338362326
Washingtonville Central388362385377376336351367331318
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central264272294270300258294279253263
Carmel Central364353375358343344314333327332
Haldane Central58817467728477746571
Mahopac Central436396396399407389388391372365
Putnam Valley Central174139133125147150146156148136
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central53574763455445524139
Fallsburg Central86667572806267816979
Liberty Central909398100838877818682
Livingston Manor Central39393132304526323427
Monticello Central196201215205190185164202183213
Sullivan West Central10510999112989095897385
Tri-Valley Central95738879727571707473
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central10811511295120959311211887
Highland Central132161135130155137140133122143
Kingston City456438469453412434398421383398
Marlboro Central167154164180178141137179138153
New Paltz Central185189199179171162184184183185
Onteora Central1591311381311251231109592102
Rondout Valley Central205199222172146166138162143142
Saugerties Central232211203210195204219157183200
Wallkill Central245227237261250241258232226222

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




INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Maintaining
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes Decreasing
Bullying at School Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Decreasing
Population by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Household Types Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Decreasing
Plans of High School Graduates Increasing
Education Levels of Adults Increasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Median Household Income Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Seniors Living in Poverty Decreasing
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Maintaining
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Maintaining
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Increasing
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Maintaining
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Increasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Decreasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Increasing
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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