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All time high for New York City high school graduation rate


Education KPIs

In a recent press release, the  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein announced that New York City’s four year high school graduation rate rose to all time high of 63 % in 2009.

“After a decade of stagnation, New York City’s graduation rate has increased for eight consecutive years” said Mayor Bloomberg. “And not only are more students graduating than ever before, but the number of students dropping out has been cut nearly in half in just the past four years alone. We won’t be satisfied until every student graduates from high school, but our City’s principals and teachers deserve enormous credit for the significant progress we’ve made.”

Education KPIs

Photo credit: Edward Reed, New York City Office of the Mayor

When evaluating the performance of the high school academic education, the New York city used he following key performance indicators:

According to the press release, “since 2005, when New York City began calculating graduation rates using its current methodology, the June graduation rate has risen by 12.5 points. The dropout rate has been cut nearly in half during the same period, falling to a new low of 11.8 percent-a decline of 10.2 points since 2005. In all, 3,300 additional students in New York City graduated in June 2009 compared to June 2008, with that number rising to almost 6,200 additional students when August graduates are counted.”

There are many academic institutions around the world that measure their performance on an annual basis, using different performance indicators. For more examples of performance analysis, reports or statistics in  educational systems local, national or international based, visit the Academic Education section of KPIs in practice. Also,  visit the KPI examples for the Education& Training industry, for more specific performance indicators.

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Photo credit: Edward Reed, New York City Office of the Mayor
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