District report cards show PY, Dundee, Whitman in good standing

Gwen Chamberlain

District report cards show Penn Yan, Dundee and Marcus Whitman are districts in good standing

School District report cards were released by the New York State Education Department on Monday, Aug. 12.

The reports on the 2006-2007 school year include information on statewide high school graduation results reported by school districts.

The Penn Yan, Dundee  and Marcus Whitman Central School Districts, all listed as districts in good standing, have performed above the state graduation rates for students who started ninth grade in 2003 and graduated in June 2007. In Penn Yan, the graduation rate is 90 percent for all students (159) and 71 percent for economically disadvantaged students (31).

In Dundee, the graduation rate is 86 percent for all students (63).

At Marcus Whitman, the graduation rate is 88 percent for all students (123).

Because the number of economically disadvantaged students in Dundee (22) and Marcus Whitman (28) is fewer than 30, no graduation rate was computed for that group.

Statewide, almost 69 percent of the students who started ninth grade in 2003 had graduated after four years, by June 2007. This is almost three percentage points higher than for students two years before.

The report cards also give detailed information about student performance, demographics, attendance and suspensions, teacher qualifications, teacher turnover rate, staff counts, class sizes and more.

The complete reports can be downloaded here (Penn Yan, Dundee, Marcus Whitman). Additional reports on each of the schools or more information on all school districts in the state can be found  here.