The NYS Education Department released graduation rates showing RCSD’s improvement to 63.0%, a 3.7 percentage point increase from the previous year. While there is still much work to be done, we can celebrate the gains being made in this critical outcome area.

  • District-wide the graduation rate went up for all subgroups of students except for one group (white students) with the biggest gains being for Asian students and English language learners
  • The percentages of Regents vs. Local diplomas held steady district-wide, so the increase in the district graduation rate was not due to more local diplomas
  • The four schools with the biggest gains were:
    • Monroe + 14 points
    • Northeast + 12 points
    • Wilson + 10 points
    • East + 9 points
  • The four schools with the highest graduation rates were:
    • School of the Arts, 96%
    • Early College, 91%
    • School Without Walls, 82%
    • East, 70%

The Board of Regents and NYSED announced the first regional information meetings to be hosted across the state to gather feedback on what a state diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for every student in New York State. The meeting for the Rochester area will be held on Thursday, February 13th from 5:30pm – 8pm at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES. More information available on the Graduation Measures website.