Albany High graduation rate continues to rise
ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 30, 2019) – Albany
High School’s graduation rate increased to 68 percent in 2018, the
school’s fifth consecutive year with an increase and its highest rate
since the state started measuring graduation under its current
methodology in 2005.
The Class of 2018’s four-year graduation rate
surpassed the 65 percent rate for Albany High's Class of 2017, according
to data the State Education Department released Wednesday. The 68
percent rate also represents a 36 percent increase since Albany High’s
50 percent graduation rate for the Class of 2010. The graduation rate is
measured by the number of students graduating in four years following
the August Regents exams.
“We are pleased that our graduation rate continues to
rise steadily and significantly, and I congratulate our administrators,
teachers and support staff as well as our students and families for the
hard work that has put Albany High School on this upward
trajectory," said Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams. “At the same time, we
realize we have more work to do. We will remain focused on our mission
to provide equitable opportunities for all students to reach their
The superintendent cited Albany High's strong focus
on individual student data to drive instructional decisions, and the
district's investment in a wide range of social-emotional supports for
students as leading factors in the increased student success.
Please visit State
Ed's public data site for more information. You also can visit State
Ed's website to read more about statewide graduation trends.
The mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
approximately 9,500 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.