The Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, the main federal law for K-12 public education, requires that states hold public schools accountable for how students achieve. New York State established a set of indicators to measure school and district performance.
The accountability system classifies schools into one of three categories: In Good Standing, a Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school, or a Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school.
School District Designations
Good Standing District
A district in Good Standing demonstrates success in all performance goals.
Districts that struggled to prepare some of their student subgroups on some or all indicators are identified as Target Districts.
The graduation rate is the percentage of students who entered grade 9 in the same school year who earned a local or Regents diploma four years later.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) reports the percentage of students who earned a local or Regents diploma by June, four year after they entered grade 9. NYSED also reports the percentage of students who earned a local or Regents diploma by August of the same year (the August percentage includes all students who earned a diploma by June and August combined).
The New York State Education Department also reports the percentage of students who earned a local or Regents diploma five and six years later.
4, 5, and 6-Year Graduation Rates (June and August)
2016 4-year August Cohort
2016 4-year June Cohort
2015 5-year August Cohort
2015 5-year June Cohort
2014 6-year August Cohort
2014 6-year June Cohort
For more information about the graduation rate by student subgroup, or to compare graduation rates for your school or district to the state graduation rate, please refer to your school or district’s full report on graduation rate data