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Elba Central School has recorded one of the highest public school graduation rates in New York State.
Figures from the State Education Department give Elba a 97-percent graduation rate among students who have completed their final four years in the same high school.
Elba Superintendent Joan Cole credits Elba’s teachers and the small size of the district.

Batavia’s graduation rate came in at 78 percent, just above the state average of 74-percent. Batavia High Principal Chris Daly points out that Batavia’s student make-up is vastly different from any other school in Genesee County.
Daly also points out points out that the state considered only those students who graduate high school in four years and that leaves a lot of good students out of the ranking

Here are the comments of both Joan Cole and Chris Daly:

Read the entire State Education Dept. report on graduation rates:

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# Fran Straub
Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:59 PM
I do not understand what graduating rates have to do with anything. We certainly do not want children passed through just to get a good graduation rating. If it takes 5 or 6 years to get a child graduated - so be it. All children do not learn at the same pace or, for that matter, the same way. Good for Elba !

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