Are you interested in what the Yonkers graduation rates are for different groups of students?  The National Center for Educational Statistics just came out with their annual Public high school 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rates (ACGR).  In this article, we’ll look at how New York compares to the rest of the country and whether graduation rates are going up or down.  The report lists graduation rates (students who earned a “regular high school diploma”) by race/ethnicity and selected demographic groups, including children with disabilities.  I’ll examine some of these groups and go more in depth for Yonkers students.

In the 2018-19 school year, the percentage of all students in the U.S. graduating within 4 years was about 85.8%.  That’s up from 85.3% for the 2017-18 school year.  In New York, the rate went from 82.3% in 2017-18 up to 82.8% in 2018-19.  In 2018-19, 68.2% of Students with Disabilities graduated in the U.S., up from 67.1% the previous year.  In New York, it went from 56.9% to 58.8%, considerably lower than the nation’s average.  80% of those deemed “economically disadvantaged” graduated in 2018-19, up from 79.5% the previous year.   New York remained unchanged at 76.4%.  79.6% of Black students graduated in 2018-19 versus 79% the previous year.  In New York, that rate increased from 72.9% to 73.9%.   81.7% of Hispanic students graduated in 2018-19, up from 81% the previous year.  In New York, that group went from 71.6% to 72.9%.  Graduation for White students improved from 89.1% to 89.4.  In New York, that group went from 90.1% to 90.2%.

For those interested in the statistics for Yonkers, I’ve included the Table below.  This was for the 2018-19 school year and the data was collected July 24, 2020.  “PS” is used to protect students’ privacy when the number of students is too low.


# of Students


All Students182385%
Children with Disabilities (IDEA)32658%
Economically disadvantaged students155085%
Homeless Enrolled students2360-79%
Limited English proficient students9155-59%
American Indian/Alaska Native students5PS
Asian/Pacific Islander students131>= 95%
Black students38780%
Hispanic/Latino students102286%
Multiracial students16>= 80%
White students26285-89%

As you can see, Yonkers Special Education students graduated at rates slightly lower than the State average but significantly below the National average.  Keep in mind, these numbers do not include Yonkers 504 Plan students.

If you have questions about this data or have concerns about your child, please contact me.