Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that New York City’s four-year high school graduation rate hit a historic high in 2016 – 72.6 percent. The dropout rate also fell to the lowest ever – 8.5 percent. And these improvements were spread across all parts of the City. Both the graduation and dropout rates were highest for Hispanic and Black students, and every single borough saw its graduation rate increase and dropout rate decrease. The Bronx saw the highest increase in graduation rate.
To read more, check out the Mayor’s and Chancellor’s announcement.