High school graduation rates for 2017 show 1.2% year-over-year increase

High school graduation rates for 2017 show 1.2% year-over-year increase

High school graduation rates for 2017 show 1.2% year-over-year increase

The district graduation rate - which includes students who don't attend the high school - was at 57 percent in June, down from 62 percent the year before.

Statewide, the June graduation rate was 80.2 percent, up from 79.7 percent in 2016.

"We are so proud of everyone who works diligently to challenge our students and help them achieve", Superintendent Dr. Melissa Burak said in a release.

Idaho's 2017 high school graduation rate is unchanged from 2016, according to data released Wednesday by the State Department of Education.

In Rochester, district leaders said the 4.2 percent bump, the largest among urban districts, shows the district is "beginning to disrupt patterns of failure by keeping focus on every student by face and name to and through graduation".

"We need to take a closer look to retain "L" students to stay in school and graduate", Elia commented. The district will continue to offer more advanced coursework, innovative high schools, and alternate pathways to graduation. State education officials say black, Hispanic and white students all made small gains in the four-year graduation rate, but a 20-point gap exists between white students and their minority peers. Last year, the Legislature approved increased funding for college and career advising and the State Board has requested an additional $5 million this year to expand those efforts to freshmen and sophomore students. 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. The Idaho Distance Education Academy posted the highest rate among virtual schools, at 75.5 percent.

The Alliance for Quality Education also issued a statement saying even with the rates rising, "disparities persist". But Asian and black students saw the highest gains in graduation rates over a year ago. They also posted the highest gain from a year ago with a 1.8-point hike.

"If we are going to make NY City the fairest big city in America, it starts with giving our kids the education we deserve, and we are executing that vision every day", de Blasio said.

The state's rate has ticked up each of the past five years, steadily increasing from 74.9 percent in 2013 after remaining flat at 74 percent in 2011 and 2012.

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