In the High Need Districts (NYC, Large 4 Cities, Urban/Suburban and Rural High Need) graduation rates are lowest, dropout rates are highest and more students with disabilities earn an IEP diploma compared to Average or Low Need districts.

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2005 total cohort after 4 years

Summary: 2005 total cohort after 4 years as of August - Graduation, IEP Diploma and Dropout Rates

2005 total cohort after 4 years
NYCLarge 4 CitiesUrban/SuburbanRural High NeedAverage NeedLow NeedTotal Public
% High School Diploma 0.2660.2550.3980.3980.5490.7550.44
% IEP Diplomas0.1210.1540.1480.1820.1040.0410.114
% Dropped Out 0.210.2980.1830.1790.1190.0440.159

2005

Total

Cohort

10,753

1,660

2,698

2,486

10,277

4,086

2005 Total Cohort after Four Years as of August

Graduation, IEP Diploma and Dropout Rates

32,058

Speaker Notes:

The Average and Low Need Districts have higher graduation rates, lower IEP diploma rates and lower dropout rates compared to the High Need Districts.

The five cities had the lowest graduation rates and the highest drop out rates.