The Bottom Line

  • Latest 4-year statewide graduation rate is 67%, much too low. Ranges from 45% in Big 4 Cities to 91% in wealthiest districts.

  • This disparity declines in the 5th and 6th year of high school. After 6 years, 57% of New York City students had graduated; 94% for Low Need.

  • Shows the urgent need for additional funding and accountability, as Regents have advocated.

  • Some improvements:

  • Graduation rates increased for Black and Hispanic students.

  • Graduation rate increased for New York City.