District’s graduation rate increases

ROCHESTER — The graduation rate rose 4 percent for the Rochester City School District, according to the New York State Education Department.

The number of students who graduated after four years of high school rose to 46 percent in June 2010. The rate jumped to 51 percent when August graduates were included, stated a press release from district officials.

Four schools had graduation rates above 60 percent: School of the Arts at 93 percent, Northwest College Preparatory High School at 79 percent, Northeast College Preparatory High School at 74 percent and Wilson Magnet High School at 69 percent.

"While the graduation rate increased for the 2010 four-year graduation rate, this data is a strong reminder that the District, students, families and community have a tremendous amount of work to do if we are to make significant progress helping more of our students succeed in school," stated Interim Superintendent Bolgen Vargas.

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