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District ranks second in the region for four-year graduation rates

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june 12, 2012

Schuylerville Central School District is ranked number two in the region for percentage of students graduating within four years, according to a report released by the New York State Education Department (SED). The ranking takes into consideration the graduation rates of more than 65 districts in seven counties (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington Counties).

Schuylerville’s graduation rate for students who entered 9th grade in 2007 (students that SED terms the “2007 cohort”) was 95.6 percent—just a few percentage points from the region’s leading district, Voorheesville, which had a 98 percent graduation rate.

“This is a significant accomplishment, especially considering the fact that Schuylerville requires students to graduate with 24 credits, rather than the state’s minimum of 22 credits,” said Schuylerville Superintendent Dr. Ryan Sherman. “We credit the hard work of our staff and students and the support of parents and community members for this achievement.”

Statewide, 74 percent of the students who started 9th grade in 2007 had graduated after four years (by June 2011). The previous year’s graduation rate for the 2006 cohort was 73.4 percent; the rate for the 2003 cohort was 69.3 percent. The graduation rate is defined as the number of students in a cohort who earned a Regents or local diploma divided by the total number of students in that cohort.