Data released last Friday from the New York State Education Department revealed a rise in the graduation rate for Mohonasen’s most recent graduating class.
The 2012 cohort of ninth-grade students that graduated in 2016 yielded a graduation rate of 89 percent – a rise of seven percentage points from 2015. Forty-one percent of the Mohonasen cohort graduated with a Regents diploma with Advanced Designation (as opposed to 29 percent in 2015), 42 percent graduated with a Regents diploma (47 percent in 2015) and six percent earned a local diploma (equal to the 2015 rate). Mohonasen’s graduation rate also placed higher than the statewide average graduation rate of 79 percent.
Mohonasen Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Lisa Cutting noted the district’s efforts toward increasing college-focused and specialized course curriculum for their assistance in boosting the district’s graduation rate. She shared that through providing students with increased access to a variety of programs and new academic challenges, more students were ultimately able to cross the finish line toward graduation.