High School Graduation Rates by Race/Ethnicity and Location

New York Finger Lakes Region

There are large disparities in graduation rates related to school district. The chart below shows that regardless of race/ethnicity, the graduation rates in the suburbs of Monroe County are significantly higher than in the City of Rochester, and (to lesser extent) the other eight counties in the region.

It is also notable that regardless of the district location or need assessment, the white graduation rates are consistently higher than the African-American and Latino rates.

Methodology note: The SES index ranking was developed by Common Ground Health and calculated using a variety of socioeconomic indicators from the American Community Survey including average income, poverty rates, education levels, housing value, and homeownership. Each ZIP code is assigned a socioeconomic (SES) index ranking from 1 to 5. The lower SES ZIP codes tend to have lower average income, higher poverty rates, lower prevalence of college degrees, etc.

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