Yonkers Public Schools’ graduation rates increasingPosted: Updated:
The number of students graduating from Yonkers Public Schools is significantly increasing.
According to Superintendent Dr. Edwin Quezada, in 2013, 72 percent of the district's senior class graduated high school. In 2017, nearly 86 percent of the senior class graduated. That’s a 14 percent increase in four years.
“Graduating from high school is a family celebration and we were able to convince everyone in the community that on-time graduation is at the heart of what we do,” says Quezada.
Dr. Quezada attributes growing graduation rates to regents exams, college fairs and close communication between teachers and their students and parents.
Once students graduate from the district and head to college, the goal is that they will return to Yonkers and continue to thrive.
“And that's what we want, young people who will stay with us and contribute and become part of the community,” says Quezada.