Sunday, March 7, 2010


The Lockport Union Sun and Journal recently ran a story about drop-out rates and what schools are doing to keep the students from dropping out.

How did Roy-Hart fare against other local school districts?

The article said...

To figure out graduation rates, the state education department looks at a class of students entering ninth grade, which is known as a “cohort.” The percentage of students from a cohort that graduates in four years is a school’s graduation rate for that year.

According to the New York State Education Department’s 2008 graduation rates, the latest information available, all six Eastern Niagara County public school districts surpassed the state average of 71 percent. Barker led the way with 91 percent of its students graduating, followed by Starpoint with 85 percent, Newfane at 84 percent, Royalton-Hartland and Wilson each at 83 percent and Lockport City Schools at 75 percent.

The article also made note about timeliness of graduation...

For 2006, Education Week said 62 percent of Newfane students graduated on time, while the rate was 76.3 percent in Barker, 80 percent for Wilson, 73 percent for Roy-Hart, 90.8 percent for Starpoint and 69.6 percent for Lockport. The national average was 69.2 percent in 2006, according to Education Week.

Read the entire article online here: