The Watertown Daily Times is reporting on the latest graduation numbers and in Watertown it’s not pretty.
Watertown (61.4 percent) and Brasher Falls (61.1) had the lowest graduation rates in the north country last year, nearly as low as New York City (60.9). The statewide graduation rate for students who entered ninth grade in fall 2007 shows that 74 percent received a diploma on time in June 2011.
Statewide, 1 in 3 kids aren’t graduating on time — many of them not at all. What does that mean in an economy increasingly geared toward college graduates? You can view graduation performance for all of the North Country’s districts here as a PDF file.