February 10, 2017
In response to newly released data from the New York State
Education Department, Middleburgh Central School District
celebrated a rise in its graduation rate and a decrease in the
dropout rate from 2015.
The 2012 ninth-grade cohort that graduated in 2016 marked a
graduation rate of 86 percent – an increase of eleven percent
from 2015. This rate improved for MCS students across the board,
showing increases for students achieving all levels of diploma
designations (i.e., Regents, Regents with Advanced Designation,
Honors), students with and without disabilities and for students
who are considered economically disadvantaged. The graduation
rate for MCS now exceeds the New York State average graduation
rate of 79.4 percent.
Compared with school districts around the Capital Region, MCS
saw the most dramatic increase in its graduation rate. Full
details on Capital Region district graduation rates has been
compiled online by
the Daily Gazette.
The dropout rate at MCS also showed improvement in 2016 after it
decreased from five percent in the previous year to two percent.
District officials praised the cooperative efforts of faculty
and staff members across the district for helping to contribute
to the quality of an education at Middleburgh Central Schools.
"This positive growth is reflective of each and every
administrator, teacher and staff member working together for our
students," Superintendent Michele Weaver commented. "These
improvements are just the beginning, and successes like these
are made possible by the hard work and collaboration we’ve seen
take place across our entire school community."
Full details on the district’s graduation rate and other
measured results are available on NYSED’s public data website.
Press release from NYSED on 2016 graduation rates: