Education
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years

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Source: New York State Education Department

What does this measure?

The number of students graduating after five years of high school, as a percentage of their cohort. The cohort is the class of ninth-graders beginning high school in the same academic year.

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 our region performing?

Of the students who began 9th grade in 2016 in our region, 89% had graduated by 2021. Most of those, 88%, graduated on time in 2020. The five-year rate for the state has been lower than the region and was 87% in 2021. In contrast, the five-year rate for NYS excluding New York City has been higher than the region and was 90% in 2021. The Rochester School District's five-year graduation rate was 71%, a three point gain over the four-year rate of 68%, and an increase from the five-year rates of the previous two cohorts (which were 65% and 69% respectively).

Notes about the data

Prior years are not comparable, thus are not reported. Students are included in the total cohort based on the year they entered Grade 9 or, if ungraded, the school year in which they reached their 17th birthday. Students are included in the cohort of the school where they were last enrolled if they were enrolled for a minimum of five months. Students were counted as graduates if they earned a local or a Regents diploma. These figures include students who graduate in August after making up courses during the summer. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the second quarter.

Five-Year High School Cohort Graduation Rate
2009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
NYS77%78%79%80%80%81%82%84%84%85%85%87%87%
NYS (excluding NYC)83%84%84%85%86%87%87%88%89%89%89%89%90%
Region83%81%82%83%83%85%86%87%87%87%88%88%89%
Monroe83%79%81%81%81%82%85%85%85%86%87%87%88%
Surrounding Counties83%84%85%86%87%88%89%90%90%90%89%90%91%
Genesee85%84%84%85%87%88%90%91%90%93%92%93%93%
Livingston86%87%85%90%90%90%90%90%91%93%89%91%94%
Ontario84%87%87%89%89%90%90%92%91%91%91%90%92%
Orleans83%85%85%87%87%87%87%90%91%89%89%90%89%
Seneca75%79%79%81%82%83%84%85%84%85%84%86%91%
Wayne83%83%85%85%88%88%89%90%88%89%88%90%89%
Wyoming85%86%83%85%87%89%92%93%94%95%93%91%94%
Yates82%77%84%86%81%87%87%87%83%81%84%89%84%
Monroe County School Districts
Rochester School District57%51%55%54%52%53%57%57%58%62%65%69%71%
Pittsford Central School District98%98%97%98%97%98%98%98%98%98%97%98%98%
Gates-Chili Central School District90%86%85%86%87%87%89%89%89%83%85%88%88%
Spencerport Central School District91%87%88%92%91%91%91%96%94%91%93%93%92%
Hilton Central School District93%91%91%93%95%97%95%95%97%96%93%94%94%
Penfield Central School District95%92%93%95%96%96%97%98%98%97%96%95%98%
Brighton Central School District94%94%94%95%94%92%96%96%98%96%95%96%95%
Rush-Henrietta Central School District90%88%91%87%87%90%91%93%92%93%93%95%93%
Wheatland-Chili Central School District89%90%89%92%92%98%93%98%81%90%91%94%88%
Greece Central School District83%82%86%85%86%88%88%92%92%93%92%92%94%
East Irondequoit Central School District88%89%89%90%90%90%94%93%91%93%88%88%91%
West Irondequoit Central School District91%87%90%93%93%93%96%98%93%94%98%96%94%
Fairport Central School District95%96%95%95%94%95%96%95%94%97%94%94%95%
Webster Central School District91%92%93%94%95%94%96%96%95%96%96%95%96%
Brockport Central School District87%90%88%88%90%93%91%94%93%89%89%88%92%
Churchville-Chili Central School District94%89%91%93%94%93%93%94%96%92%94%93%93%
East Rochester Union Free School District,81%74%83%85%88%91%87%84%86%83%83%89%83%
Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District96%94%96%98%95%98%97%97%97%98%95%97%95%
Regional City School Districts
Batavia School District78%80%79%77%84%82%85%85%90%93%90%93%95%
Canandaigua School District89%88%90%89%91%89%89%91%93%92%94%92%94%
Geneva School District71%71%69%75%77%83%82%82%86%82%84%82%89%

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




Number of High School Graduates Within Five Years
2009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
NYS173,059175,682178,308177,904176,295176,628174,404173,778175,611175,457179,511179,797181,666
NYS (excluding NYC)123,100122,694123,372122,500121,163120,746118,910117,869118,400118,532119,864119,492120,376
Region13,43613,30413,50613,45412,64412,47411,98812,07211,94411,86411,90011,80711,906
Monroe8,0567,9878,1368,0997,5847,4847,2457,3357,3727,2407,4137,3687,506
Surrounding Counties5,3805,3175,3705,3555,0604,9904,7434,7374,5724,6244,4874,4394,400
Genesee755702745677676675605632601619594565596
Livingston704668645708639646620606559608578539595
Ontario1,2661,2881,3241,3501,2171,3001,1921,2381,2011,1501,1741,2011,167
Orleans591527555538523487454430463422446396411
Seneca331345325341314287307292266297308257284
Wayne1,2281,2221,2061,1611,1601,0981,0701,0341,0061,0319551,018919
Wyoming312380362359344331321311292324287305310
Yates193185208221187166174194184173145158118
Monroe County School Districts
Rochester School District1,2631,4661,4971,5321,3151,2601,1701,2731,2141,3771,3181,4381,405
Pittsford Central School District488467519498486526484494498481494458487
Gates-Chili Central School District410410359388391367325310324305294306297
Spencerport Central School District365311374345293298305317292284292265277
Hilton Central School District321362385348354316352353350327325365361
Penfield Central School District388363394379383381355351355342355365369
Brighton Central School District272339265293263292269284283282259273297
Rush-Henrietta Central School District481434463454416414399382406375411385402
Wheatland-Chili Central School District63525759555962555144484552
Greece Central School District1,112885962947860885872839859828889801805
East Irondequoit Central School District256264267240235246239245228243223218229
West Irondequoit Central School District327296316354302307282305297274279304289
Fairport Central School District588604570556557516534524524492490473471
Webster Central School District703765710711724684716678662646672629676
Brockport Central School District354347324315304308291291291251265231248
Churchville-Chili Central School District358340349354338294299296288287329312300
East Rochester Union Free School District,93848687798975657658696472
Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District214198239239208210180186222187190193160
Regional City School Districts
Batavia School District148165171162163156147161161162162148161
Canandaigua School District286339331290302294288286277278256277294
Geneva School District160146124165147174141148161126145160156

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











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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
Prenatal Care 78% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights 8.4% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Infant Mortality Rate 6.9 2017-19 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.8% 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 19% 2016-20 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Single-Parent Families 39% 2016-20 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 20 2020 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 1.8 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 1.3% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Births 12 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tourism Spending $894 2020 1 -1
Decreasing
Recreation Spending $52 2020 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 83% 2020 2 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 64% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Registered Library Borrowers 58% 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 5.4 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Charitable Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0.8% 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2016-20 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 1.9% 2020 2 1
Increasing
Population by Age 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 6% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $61,376 2016-20 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty 13% 2016-20 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty, by Sex 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Public Assistance Recipients 1.7% 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 24% 2020 0 -1
Decreasing
Females Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Seniors Living in Poverty, by Sex 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Households Receiving SNAP 13% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Female Seniors Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 15% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
EITC Dollars $173 2019 1 -1
Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs -8% 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Jobs by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 12% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Employment-to-Population Ratio 60% 2016-20 2 -1
Decreasing
Prekindergarten Participation 58% 2020 3 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $23,561 2020 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $16,983 2020 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 2021 0 -1
Decreasing
Grade 3 English 44% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English 39% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Regents Algebra 1 73% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 83% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 89% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 89% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Without Health Insurance 4% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 35.3 2019 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 693 2019 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 55 2018 3 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rate 18 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Maternal Health, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Early Syphilis Rates 1.8 2018 3 1
Increasing
Early Syphilis Rates within Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with HIV 104 2019 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with AIDS 132 2019 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable*
Alcohol-related Crashes 2.5 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $143,640 2016-20 1 1
Increasing
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Median Rental Prices $896 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.3 2016-20 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden 28% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 32% 2016-20 3 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households 47% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Homeownership Rate 68% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Vacant Housing Units 9% 2016-20 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable*
Serious Crimes 170 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 24 2020 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 57 2020 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 8.7 2020 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Arrest Rates 130.1 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,731 2019 0 1
Increasing
Female to Male Earnings Ratio 0.68 2016-20 3 0
Maintaining
*No or multiple regional values for this indicator


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