These 7 WNY School Districts Had The Worst Graduation Rates In 2022
When it comes to education, New York State ranks pretty decently overall compared to other states. WalletHub just released its "2023’s Most & Least Educated States in America." WalletHub compared each of the 50 states across 18 metrics used to examine the key factors of a well-educated population, including the percentage of Bachelor's degree holders, educational attainment, average university quality, school quality, and achievement gaps between genders and races.
For millions of Americans, a good education is the ticket to a better future. College opens doors to more career opportunities, higher earnings and new social connections, among other benefits. But how much schooling one receives also matters to some extent. Generally, the higher the level of education one completes, the higher their income potential and the lower their chances of unemployment become.
New York State Ranks #14 On WalletHub's List Of 2023’s Most & Least Educated States in America.
There's obviously room for improvement, but landing in the top 15 isn't bad. However, when it comes to the education of our youth, some school districts here in Western New York have a lot of room for improvement. According to data from the New York State Education Department, the districts below had the lowest graduation rates in WNY (please note, there are two different ties).