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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 86% graduation rate for the class of 2019 was similar to the state rate (excluding NYC). The graduation rate was highest in Putman County (92%) followed by Orange (87%), and Columbia and Ulster (both at 86%). Graduation rates have increased 7 percentage points in the region, up from 79% in the class of 2009.

Graduation rates were lowest in Poughkeepsie (54%) in Dutchess, Liberty Central Village (69%) and Fallsburg Central Village (68%) in Sullivan. The highest rates (95% or higher) were Red Hook Central (96%) in Dutchess, Haldene (97%) in Putnam, Washingtonville Central in Orange, Mahopac Central and Putnam Valley in Putnam (all at 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
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Region79%81%82%82%84%85%85%87%86%87%86%
Columbia County76%78%77%76%80%82%84%81%83%83%86%
Dutchess County78%79%80%83%82%84%84%86%86%86%85%
Greene County80%81%79%77%82%84%85%84%87%91%84%
Orange County80%83%84%84%85%86%87%89%87%88%87%
Putnam County91%91%90%91%92%91%91%92%93%91%92%
Sullivan County73%73%76%75%78%76%79%83%78%82%80%
Ulster County75%78%80%80%82%82%84%86%86%85%86%
NYS (excluding NYC)80%82%83%84%84%85%86%86%86%86%87%
Columbia School Districts
Berkshire Union FreeN/A22%15%0%0%0%13%9%N/A0%0%
Chatham Central88%88%93%84%89%92%88%89%89%87%91%
Germantown Central83%80%77%79%75%86%86%95%82%87%80%
Hudson City59%63%61%59%69%72%77%72%79%81%80%
Kinderhook Central80%83%83%82%84%88%87%81%87%83%94%
New Lebanon Central87%84%83%85%92%97%88%93%75%90%87%
Taconic Hills Central77%82%80%83%83%81%83%85%82%84%81%
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central82%84%86%89%88%91%87%89%88%90%88%
Beacon City77%74%73%71%72%80%79%86%83%83%84%
Dover Union Free75%75%78%80%85%80%89%89%84%84%80%
Hyde Park Central72%76%66%81%76%75%80%82%79%82%81%
Millbrook Central89%86%91%89%89%89%88%85%92%91%88%
Northeast Central79%71%74%81%84%91%87%79%84%91%82%
Pawling Central85%91%90%89%91%95%95%89%92%88%92%
Pine Plains Central68%72%81%73%80%71%83%83%88%83%83%
Poughkeepsie City55%57%58%61%53%58%60%60%67%55%54%
Red Hook Central82%83%85%91%85%89%86%84%84%90%96%
Rhinebeck Central89%88%91%89%91%86%93%91%92%95%94%
Spackenkill Union Free91%89%90%95%90%93%95%95%96%94%92%
Wappingers Central80%82%84%84%88%87%85%90%90%91%90%
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central77%77%80%76%76%80%82%82%81%89%83%
Catskill Central73%77%70%70%80%76%85%83%90%91%90%
Coxsackie-Athens Central83%79%81%85%85%90%86%82%87%88%88%
Greenville Central83%91%84%71%84%86%81%88%90%95%89%
Hunter-Tannersville Central84%84%86%86%88%94%96%78%82%95%89%
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central91%80%76%90%91%91%97%97%92%85%0%
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free84%85%90%85%90%91%88%89%88%93%92%
Cornwall Central91%94%92%94%91%97%94%95%93%98%94%
Florida Union Free87%97%94%97%97%93%95%97%95%88%88%
Goshen Central90%90%92%90%87%86%89%94%89%90%91%
Highland Falls Central92%92%88%82%81%88%90%90%93%92%88%
Kiryas Joel Village Union FreeN/AN/AN/AN/A0%N/A0%N/AN/A0%0%
Middletown City75%79%77%76%79%81%79%83%81%84%80%
Minisink Valley Central85%89%89%93%90%93%88%91%93%91%92%
Monroe-Woodbury Central88%92%93%92%92%93%93%94%93%93%94%
Newburgh City64%64%69%69%72%74%76%81%74%81%73%
Pine Bush Central80%87%84%84%84%84%88%91%89%90%93%
Port Jervis City70%73%73%72%77%76%82%83%81%84%82%
Tuxedo Union Free83%93%93%93%91%95%94%96%94%90%90%
Valley Central80%86%84%84%83%86%88%87%93%88%90%
Warwick Valley Central83%93%92%93%95%95%96%93%93%95%93%
Washingtonville Central89%93%92%92%93%94%94%95%97%93%95%
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central92%90%91%91%94%95%88%92%94%87%87%
Carmel Central88%89%89%91%91%92%91%89%90%89%91%
Haldane Central89%98%96%92%94%98%96%97%96%99%97%
Mahopac Central93%92%89%92%93%88%91%93%95%95%95%
Putnam Valley Central92%90%92%86%89%90%94%96%90%94%95%
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central83%78%82%89%83%93%82%88%80%81%90%
Fallsburg Central67%62%64%69%78%65%69%76%69%74%68%
Liberty Central62%66%71%61%71%70%69%77%71%69%69%
Livingston Manor Central81%74%76%71%86%79%87%82%81%71%75%
Monticello Central69%71%75%76%73%71%77%83%78%87%87%
Sullivan West Central82%84%83%82%88%85%87%94%90%91%86%
Tri-Valley Central83%81%84%79%82%85%88%79%81%82%76%
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central80%80%76%70%83%73%72%75%80%73%83%
Highland Central87%85%90%82%90%84%87%91%95%89%89%
Kingston City63%70%72%71%75%78%81%81%81%79%81%
Marlboro Central85%84%86%93%92%87%90%92%91%92%91%
New Paltz Central84%88%94%91%93%91%93%94%93%96%93%
Onteora Central78%78%83%87%86%86%87%89%88%87%91%
Rondout Valley Central80%85%90%86%83%90%85%94%89%88%86%
Saugerties Central79%75%76%75%73%78%80%78%82%80%87%
Wallkill Central75%76%77%84%81%83%88%87%88%88%90%

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




Number of High School Graduates
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Region12,49412,51412,76312,37612,30611,93211,96211,93011,46311,66611,443
Columbia County585584559527556525542458483505468
Dutchess County3,1093,1983,2073,1033,1323,1123,0783,0982,9173,0322,910
Greene County517471502481463466450444396432400
Orange County4,4114,5364,6794,5524,5224,2874,4264,3954,3324,2854,254
Putnam County1,2961,2411,2721,2191,2691,2251,2191,2331,1651,1671,152
Sullivan County686659665683612614570627582613647
Ulster County1,8901,8251,8791,8111,7521,7031,6771,6751,5881,6321,612
NYS (excluding NYC)118,691119,983119,406118,278117,903116,007114,943115,541115,849117,003116,241
Columbia School Districts
Berkshire Union FreeN/A2200011N/A00
Chatham Central111981009010210710287779283
Germantown Central5747444642363735322637
Hudson City100116108951121251109312012594
Kinderhook Central145151166151145141146117136129138
New Lebanon Central4543333546334338273626
Taconic Hills Central1271271061101098310387919790
Dutchess School Districts
Arlington Central728747758750724791733747688759624
Beacon City198233219184204212187210177166205
Dover Union Free12911010810110298112968510881
Hyde Park Central300281245283296254277269253267298
Millbrook Central10899939991839388867784
Northeast Central6541506046644054475341
Pawling Central1001211009396101100108888588
Pine Plains Central8279827882655063637364
Poughkeepsie City184189184191171181189174195159188
Red Hook Central143161170181159157164135140155154
Rhinebeck Central831001019396838195949094
Spackenkill Union Free128148132126127128125143114137123
Wappingers Central861889965864938895927916887903866
Greene School Districts
Cairo-Durham Central1201041179296929796818986
Catskill Central83100115108106104114989210596
Coxsackie-Athens Central115981131221081141141099791106
Greenville Central1081048984889572898110481
Hunter-Tannersville Central5241433735322421232031
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central392425383029293122230
Orange School Districts
Chester Union Free66768868647974978611869
Cornwall Central266276272302253278259275263261264
Florida Union Free5374597663626271624453
Goshen Central226216237243219223202218214226234
Highland Falls Central1211031271191228311794109110114
Kiryas Joel Village Union FreeN/AN/AN/AN/A0N/A0N/AN/A00
Middletown City408404419433435450463447444431444
Minisink Valley Central323377350347358318318314318328317
Monroe-Woodbury Central551545580572584515535537587546578
Newburgh City651637625610639589622642588645590
Pine Bush Central400454437414435413436443418381431
Port Jervis City201205208196190171182176178180159
Tuxedo Union Free1008010310596918327172819
Valley Central336345361335340325340331352340311
Warwick Valley Central321382428355348354372338362326321
Washingtonville Central388362385377376336351367331318350
Putnam School Districts
Brewster Central264272294270300258294279253263228
Carmel Central364353375358343344314333327332328
Haldane Central5881746772847774657186
Mahopac Central436396396399407389388391372365367
Putnam Valley Central174139133125147150146156148136143
Sullivan School Districts
Eldred Central5357476345544552413943
Fallsburg Central8666757280626781697973
Liberty Central909398100838877818682112
Livingston Manor Central3939313230452632342718
Monticello Central196201215205190185164202183213230
Sullivan West Central1051099911298909589738588
Tri-Valley Central9573887972757170747367
Ulster School Districts
Ellenville Central10811511295120959311211887103
Highland Central132161135130155137140133122143132
Kingston City456438469453412434398421383398432
Marlboro Central167154164180178141137179138153145
New Paltz Central185189199179171162184184183185173
Onteora Central159131138131125123110959210294
Rondout Valley Central205199222172146166138162143142126
Saugerties Central232211203210195204219157183200201
Wallkill Central245227237261250241258232226222206

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 Maintaining
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 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 Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group 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
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Decreasing
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
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 Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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