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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 88% graduation rate for the class of 2022 was similar to the state rate (excluding NYC). The graduation rate was highest in Putman County (94%) followed by Columbia and Orange (both at 89%). Graduation rates have increased 9 percentage points in the region, up from 79% in the class of 2009.

Graduation rates were lowest in Poughkeepsie (60%) in Dutchess, Eldred in Sullivan (67%), and Ellenville in Ulster (72%). The highest rates (95% or higher) were Haldane Central in Putnam Central (98%), Germantown Central and New Lebanon Central in Columbia (both at 97%), Cornwall Central in Orange, Kinderhook Central in Columbia, Wallkill Central in Ulster and Mahopac Central and Putnam Valley Central in Putnam (all at 96%), and Washingtonville Central in Orange (95%).

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
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Region79%81%82%82%84%85%85%87%86%87%86%88%88%88%
Columbia76%78%77%76%80%82%84%81%83%83%86%87%87%89%
Dutchess78%79%80%83%82%84%84%86%86%86%85%88%87%86%
Greene80%81%79%77%82%84%85%84%87%91%84%88%82%85%
Orange80%83%84%84%85%86%87%89%87%88%87%88%89%89%
Putnam91%91%90%91%92%91%91%92%93%91%92%92%94%94%
Sullivan73%73%76%75%78%76%79%83%78%82%80%81%82%78%
Ulster75%78%80%80%82%82%84%86%86%85%86%88%87%87%
NYS (excluding NYC)80%82%83%84%84%85%86%86%86%86%87%88%89%89%
Columbia School Districts
Berkshire Union Free school district, Columbia CountyN/A22%15%0%0%0%13%9%N/A0%0%N/AN/A
Chatham Central school district, Columbia County88%88%93%84%89%92%88%89%89%87%91%94%91%84%
Germantown Central school district, Columbia County83%80%77%79%75%86%86%95%82%87%80%93%90%97%
Hudson City school district, Columbia County59%63%61%59%69%72%77%72%79%81%80%80%81%83%
Kinderhook Central school district, Columbia County80%83%83%82%84%88%87%81%87%83%94%96%96%96%
New Lebanon Central school district, Columbia County87%84%83%85%92%97%88%93%75%90%87%92%93%97%
Taconic Hills Central school district, Columbia County77%82%80%83%83%81%83%85%82%84%81%75%81%83%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central school district, Dutchess County82%84%86%89%88%91%87%89%88%90%88%91%91%89%
Beacon City school district, Dutchess County77%74%73%71%72%80%79%86%83%83%84%88%91%87%
Dover Union Free school district, Dutchess County75%75%78%80%85%80%89%89%84%84%80%84%81%84%
Hyde Park Central school district, Dutchess County72%76%66%81%76%75%80%82%79%82%81%88%81%78%
Millbrook Central school district, Dutchess County89%86%91%89%89%89%88%85%92%91%88%96%89%86%
Northeast Central school district, Dutchess County79%71%74%81%84%91%87%79%84%91%82%87%80%65%
Pawling Central school district, Dutchess County85%91%90%89%91%95%95%89%92%88%92%93%95%93%
Pine Plains Central school district, Dutchess County68%72%81%73%80%71%83%83%88%83%83%89%77%88%
Poughkeepsie City school district, Dutchess County55%57%58%61%53%58%60%60%67%55%54%60%58%60%
Red Hook Central school district, Dutchess County82%83%85%91%85%89%86%84%84%90%96%91%93%91%
Rhinebeck Central school district, Dutchess County89%88%91%89%91%86%93%91%92%95%94%93%90%91%
Spackenkill Union Free school district, Dutchess County91%89%90%95%90%93%95%95%96%94%92%90%93%90%
Wappingers Central school district, Dutchess County80%82%84%84%88%87%85%90%90%91%90%94%94%92%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central school district, Greene County77%77%80%76%76%80%82%82%81%89%83%92%80%78%
Catskill Central school district, Greene County73%77%70%70%80%76%85%83%90%91%90%91%90%86%
Coxsackie-Athens Central school district, Greene County83%79%81%85%85%90%86%82%87%88%88%82%86%87%
Greenville Central school district, Greene County83%91%84%71%84%86%81%88%90%95%89%87%91%87%
Hunter-Tannersville Central school district, Greene County84%84%86%86%88%94%96%78%82%95%89%85%91%90%
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central school district, Greene County91%80%76%90%91%91%97%97%92%85%0%95%0%86%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free school district, Orange County84%85%90%85%90%91%88%89%88%93%92%90%95%90%
Cornwall Central school district, Orange County91%94%92%94%91%97%94%95%93%98%94%96%96%96%
Florida Union Free school district, Orange County87%97%94%97%97%93%95%97%95%88%88%97%90%88%
Goshen Central school district, Orange County90%90%92%90%87%86%89%94%89%90%91%96%94%93%
Highland Falls Central school district, Orange County92%92%88%82%81%88%90%90%93%92%88%87%86%86%
Kiryas Joel Village Union Free school district, Orange CountyN/AN/AN/AN/A0%N/A0%N/AN/A0%0%0%0%0%
Middletown City school district, Orange County75%79%77%76%79%81%79%83%81%84%80%83%88%91%
Minisink Valley Central school district, Orange County85%89%89%93%90%93%88%91%93%91%92%89%93%93%
Monroe-Woodbury Central school district, Orange County88%92%93%92%92%93%93%94%93%93%94%91%91%91%
Newburgh City school district, Orange County64%64%69%69%72%74%76%81%74%81%73%78%76%78%
Pine Bush Central school district, Orange County80%87%84%84%84%84%88%91%89%90%93%91%92%92%
Port Jervis City school district, Orange County70%73%73%72%77%76%82%83%81%84%82%86%77%82%
Tuxedo Union Free school district, Orange County83%93%93%93%91%95%94%96%94%90%90%100%100%93%
Valley Central school district, Orange County80%86%84%84%83%86%88%87%93%88%90%92%91%92%
Warwick Valley Central school district, Orange County83%93%92%93%95%95%96%93%93%95%93%95%96%94%
Washingtonville Central school district, Orange County89%93%92%92%93%94%94%95%97%93%95%94%94%95%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central school district, Putnam County92%90%91%91%94%95%88%92%94%87%87%88%91%88%
Carmel Central school district, Putnam County88%89%89%91%91%92%91%89%90%89%91%92%92%94%
Haldane Central school district, Putnam County89%98%96%92%94%98%96%97%96%99%97%93%99%98%
Mahopac Central school district, Putnam County93%92%89%92%93%88%91%93%95%95%95%94%96%96%
Putnam Valley Central school district, Putnam County92%90%92%86%89%90%94%96%90%94%95%97%98%96%
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central school district, Sullivan County83%78%82%89%83%93%82%88%80%81%90%88%87%67%
Fallsburg Central school district, Sullivan County67%62%64%69%78%65%69%76%69%74%68%79%74%70%
Liberty Central school district, Sullivan County62%66%71%61%71%70%69%77%71%69%69%77%78%69%
Livingston Manor Central school district, Sullivan County81%74%76%71%86%79%87%82%81%71%75%74%88%77%
Monticello Central school district, Sullivan County69%71%75%76%73%71%77%83%78%87%87%83%82%79%
Sullivan West Central school district, Sullivan County82%84%83%82%88%85%87%94%90%91%86%90%86%91%
Tri-Valley Central school district, Sullivan County83%81%84%79%82%85%88%79%81%82%76%75%85%87%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central school district, Ulster County80%80%76%70%83%73%72%75%80%73%83%81%72%72%
Highland Central school district, Ulster County87%85%90%82%90%84%87%91%95%89%89%93%96%92%
Kingston City school district, Ulster County63%70%72%71%75%78%81%81%81%79%81%87%80%79%
Marlboro Central school district, Ulster County85%84%86%93%92%87%90%92%91%92%91%91%94%94%
New Paltz Central school district, Ulster County84%88%94%91%93%91%93%94%93%96%93%94%93%92%
Onteora Central school district, Ulster County78%78%83%87%86%86%87%89%88%87%91%87%88%92%
Rondout Valley Central school district, Ulster County80%85%90%86%83%90%85%94%89%88%86%88%91%87%
Saugerties Central school district, Ulster County79%75%76%75%73%78%80%78%82%80%87%84%84%89%
Wallkill Central school district, Ulster County75%76%77%84%81%83%88%87%88%88%90%90%91%96%

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




Number of High School Graduates
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Region12,49412,51412,76312,37612,30611,93211,96211,93011,46311,66611,44311,47411,57311,277
Columbia585584559527556525542458483505468455454463
Dutchess3,1093,1983,2073,1033,1323,1123,0783,0982,9173,0322,9102,8972,9632,758
Greene517471502481463466450444396432400394396374
Orange4,4114,5364,6794,5524,5224,2874,4264,3954,3324,2854,2544,3694,4054,390
Putnam1,2961,2411,2721,2191,2691,2251,2191,2331,1651,1671,1521,1471,1381,114
Sullivan686659665683612614570627582613647558599557
Ulster1,8901,8251,8791,8111,7521,7031,6771,6751,5881,6321,6121,6541,6181,621
NYS (excluding NYC)118,691119,983119,406118,278117,903116,007114,943115,541115,849117,003116,241118,142118,506116,512
Columbia School Districts
Berkshire Union Free school district, Columbia CountyN/A2200011N/A00N/AN/A
Chatham Central school district, Columbia County111981009010210710287779283677767
Germantown Central school district, Columbia County5747444642363735322637384638
Hudson City school district, Columbia County100116108951121251109312012594108105103
Kinderhook Central school district, Columbia County145151166151145141146117136129138132116138
New Lebanon Central school district, Columbia County4543333546334338273626342832
Taconic Hills Central school district, Columbia County1271271061101098310387919790768285
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central school district, Dutchess County728747758750724791733747688759624672690629
Beacon City school district, Dutchess County198233219184204212187210177166205208204192
Dover Union Free school district, Dutchess County129110108101102981129685108811049192
Hyde Park Central school district, Dutchess County300281245283296254277269253267298233255229
Millbrook Central school district, Dutchess County10899939991839388867784667772
Northeast Central school district, Dutchess County6541506046644054475341454433
Pawling Central school district, Dutchess County1001211009396101100108888588949988
Pine Plains Central school district, Dutchess County8279827882655063637364704868
Poughkeepsie City school district, Dutchess County184189184191171181189174195159188185180179
Red Hook Central school district, Dutchess County143161170181159157164135140155154145168148
Rhinebeck Central school district, Dutchess County831001019396838195949094797669
Spackenkill Union Free school district, Dutchess County12814813212612712812514311413712398119112
Wappingers Central school district, Dutchess County861889965864938895927916887903866898912847
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central school district, Greene County1201041179296929796818986788068
Catskill Central school district, Greene County831001151081061041149892105961028995
Coxsackie-Athens Central school district, Greene County1159811312210811411410997911068810490
Greenville Central school district, Greene County1081048984889572898110481839378
Hunter-Tannersville Central school district, Greene County5241433735322421232031233019
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central school district, Greene County39242538302929312223020024
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free school district, Orange County66768868647974978611869969988
Cornwall Central school district, Orange County266276272302253278259275263261264265284282
Florida Union Free school district, Orange County5374597663626271624453675456
Goshen Central school district, Orange County226216237243219223202218214226234251220246
Highland Falls Central school district, Orange County121103127119122831179410911011411392107
Kiryas Joel Village Union Free school district, Orange CountyN/AN/AN/AN/A0N/A0N/AN/A00000
Middletown City school district, Orange County408404419433435450463447444431444508538565
Minisink Valley Central school district, Orange County323377350347358318318314318328317301310248
Monroe-Woodbury Central school district, Orange County551545580572584515535537587546578526580591
Newburgh City school district, Orange County651637625610639589622642588645590671662688
Pine Bush Central school district, Orange County400454437414435413436443418381431409407379
Port Jervis City school district, Orange County201205208196190171182176178180159163156165
Tuxedo Union Free school district, Orange County1008010310596918327172819131613
Valley Central school district, Orange County336345361335340325340331352340311320336306
Warwick Valley Central school district, Orange County321382428355348354372338362326321293325325
Washingtonville Central school district, Orange County388362385377376336351367331318350373326331
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central school district, Putnam County264272294270300258294279253263228242253227
Carmel Central school district, Putnam County364353375358343344314333327332328336320344
Haldane Central school district, Putnam County5881746772847774657186657065
Mahopac Central school district, Putnam County436396396399407389388391372365367363353322
Putnam Valley Central school district, Putnam County174139133125147150146156148136143141142156
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central school district, Sullivan County5357476345544552413943423420
Fallsburg Central school district, Sullivan County8666757280626781697973777580
Liberty Central school district, Sullivan County9093981008388778186821129510291
Livingston Manor Central school district, Sullivan County3939313230452632342718233627
Monticello Central school district, Sullivan County196201215205190185164202183213230162192186
Sullivan West Central school district, Sullivan County1051099911298909589738588816375
Tri-Valley Central school district, Sullivan County9573887972757170747367617860
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central school district, Ulster County1081151129512095931121188710310087107
Highland Central school district, Ulster County132161135130155137140133122143132124128140
Kingston City school district, Ulster County456438469453412434398421383398432451433419
Marlboro Central school district, Ulster County167154164180178141137179138153145145129146
New Paltz Central school district, Ulster County185189199179171162184184183185173193215144
Onteora Central school district, Ulster County159131138131125123110959210294939894
Rondout Valley Central school district, Ulster County205199222172146166138162143142126145146151
Saugerties Central school district, Ulster County232211203210195204219157183200201166175186
Wallkill Central school district, Ulster County245227237261250241258232226222206237207234

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 Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Decreasing
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Types Not Applicable
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 Decreasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Decreasing
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Maintaining
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Maintaining
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Increasing
Veterans Living in Poverty Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Decreasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
Babies with Low Birth Weights Increasing
People Living wth HIV Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Increasing
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Cost of Renting Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing
Domestic Violence Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable


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