In the spring of 2009 the Gananda Central School District created its strategic plan. One of the initiatives in the strategic plan is to improve our graduation rate from 79 to 95 percent by June of 2013.
In the spring of 2009 the Gananda Central School District created its strategic plan. One of the initiatives in the strategic plan is to improve our graduation rate from 79 to 95 percent by June of 2013. The district further identified this as its wildly important goal (WIG). Not only did the district achieve that goal a year early, in the spring of 2012, but it has repeated that achievement in 2013.
Recently, the New York State Education Department released graduation rates for the class of 2012. This report tracks total graduates who entered high school in 2008 and graduated in 2012. According to this report, released by the NYSED, which breaks down the graduation rates across the state, Gananda’s graduation rate of 96.7 percent is the second highest graduation rate in the greater Rochester area trailing close behind Pittsford which has a graduation rate of 97 percent.
“Getting students to graduation is a culmination of the efforts of the elementary and middle school teachers who provide students with the skills they need so they can handle the higher level courses and their requirements once they get to high school,” said Dr. Shawn Van Scoy, Superintendent. “Our high school educators are not only outstanding teachers but they are diligent in keeping students on track.”