The state Department of Education released data about high school graduation rates this week.
We picked through the data to pull out the relevant info about Capital Region schools. Some of the numbers are a little shocking.
A quick note about the data
"Graduation rate" counts students from the 2004 cohort who graduated with a Regents or local degree as of August 2008 (four school years plus one summer). "Dropped out" is students who did not get a degree, did not transfer to a GED program or are not still enrolled.
First up, the whole list for the Capital Region, sorted highest to lowest. Breakdowns by county follow that. And then a few notes.
+ North Colonie and Niskayuna tied for the highest graduation rate at 93 percent.
+ Schenectady had the lowest graduation rate at 52 percent.
+ Berlin and Watervliet reported the highest drop rate at 22 percent.
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