BOARD OF REGENTS
Regent 2008 Board Report: EMSC: High School Graduation Rates
High School Graduation Rates
Graduation rates are improving for most groups of students, and yet far too many students still do not graduate from high school. However, we can build upon the encouraging gains to get even better results.
Here are some of the encouraging gains. Results improve in each successive cohort. Persistence pays off. Many students, particularly students of color, graduate after a fifth and even a sixth year of high school. School leaders have devised practices that are enabling more to graduate, and in the gains from June to August, we can see that their efforts during summer school appear to be working. More students are graduating with a Regents diploma. And there has been some narrowing of the gap. Here are the details: