At 19%, Massena, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Central had highest drop-out rates in county in 2010
Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 5:56 am

The St. Lawrence Central, Massena and Ogdensburg school districts had the highest drop-out rates in St. Lawrence County last year, while Colton-Pierrepont, Potsdam and Parishville-Hopkinton recorded very low levels.

That’s according to a just-released report from the state Education Department.

For the class that entered ninth grade in 2006, 19 percent dropped out at St. Lawrence Central, Massena and Ogdensburg.

For the 2010 graduating class, Colton-Pierrepont recorded no drop-outs, Potsdam had a two percent rate, Edwards-Knox had 3 percent, and Parishville-Hopkinton, Hammond and Lisbon Central all had 4 percent.

Drop-out rates for the 2010 graduating class at other county school districts: Canton, 8 percent; Clifton-Fine, 9 percent; Gouverneur, 12 percent; Hermon-DeKalb, 6 percent; Heuvelton, 7 percent; Madrid-Waddington, 11 percent; and Morristown, 9 percent.

The report also lists drop-out rates for the classes that entered ninth grade in 2004 and 2005 and would have graduated in 2008 and 2009.

Other information included in the report is the total class size, percent graduating with Regents or local diplomas, and the percent of students that transferred to a GED preparation program.

Click here to view the complete report.