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Are higher graduation rates tied to spending?

Rochester Business Journal
July 9, 2014

Does higher per-pupil spending produce higher graduation rates?

Not necessarily, according to an analysis of data from the state Department of Education that will appear in the 2014 Rochester Business Journal Schools Report Card, which will be published as a supplement to this Friday’s edition of the paper.

Among the 27 public school districts in Monroe and Ontario counties, Wheatland-Chili had the highest expenditures per pupil in 2013-14: $24,358. Its 95.1 percent graduation rate for the 2009 cohort tied for fourth with Victor.

Honeoye Falls-Lima claimed the top graduation rate, 97.7 percent, followed closely by Pittsford at 97.2 percent. In per-pupil spending, Honeoye Falls-Lima and Pittsford ranked 16th and sixth, respectively.

All current RBJ subscribers will receive a copy of the 2014 Schools Report Card. To pre-order extra copies, go to the RBJ Newsstand.

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