Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Troy High School Graduation Rates Rise, Exceeds Statewide Average



The New York State Education Department released the 2018 Graduation rates yesterday. For the third consecutive year, Troy High Schools graduation rates have increased and exceed statewide averages.

With 296 graduates, Troy High School’s 2018 graduation rate is at 88 percent, up one percentage point from 2017. Troy High School is also five percentage points above the statewide graduation rate, and 15 percentage points above the statewide average for urban-suburban high needs districts.

Achievements were made in nearly every cohort including:

  • Black students – 87 percent, up from 83 percent in 2017 and 13 percentage points above the statewide average.
  • Hispanic students – 88 percent, unchanged from 2017 and 15 percentage points above the statewide average.
  • Multi-racial students – 85 percent, up from 62 percent in 2017 and 2 percentage points above the statewide average.
  • English Language Learners – 100 percent, up from 82 percent in 2017 and 66 percentage points above the statewide average.
  • Students with disabilities – 84 percent, up from 68 percent in 2017, and 25 percentage points above the statewide average.

“We are very proud to announce that Troy High School’s 2018 graduation rates have increased again and exceed statewide averages in nearly every single cohort,” said Superintendent John Carmello. “While Congratulations are certainly in order to Troy High School Principal Joseph Mariano, and the entire high school staff, this is truly a district-wide accomplishment.  This achievement comes from the hard work of the students themselves, as well as the high-quality programs and targeted instruction in every District building and on every grade level. We have proven we are a District on the rise and we are determined to continue this trend for the sake of our students, their families and the larger Troy community.”

All data can be found at data.nysed.gov. Data comparisons are based on the 4-year outcome as of August 2018.

Christopher D' Allaird, a local CPA located in Troy, NY, has successfully completed the requirements to earn the designation of a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist (CTRS). This dignified certification is earned by good standing members of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS).  Christopher D' Allaird was first required to be…
Hudson Valley Community College’s Viking Child Care Center has received an annual grant of $121,000 for up to four years that will be used for tuition subsidies for low-income families in the daycare center. The center provides care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and serves parents attending the college as well as community parents. The…
Pinhole Press, a local e-commerce company specializing in personalized photo gifts, games and cards was recognized by The Today Show during the 10 o'clock hour with Hoda Kotb and Harry Connick, Jr. on Thursday, December 5. Click here to view a the segment: https://www.today.com/video/unique-ways-to-display-your-favorite-photos-74556997876 Hoda and…
Dec
17
We’re giving thanks for our members by offering an exciting contest for two members to win customized Chamber marketing packages valued at $1,500 each! It…
Register By 12 p.m. on December 17, 2019
Dec
18
Join the festivities at our most popular and final NetworkingPlus event of 2019. Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at this fast-paced…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Luncheon; 12 - 1:15 p.m. Networking
Jan
08
Join the Chamber at the 2020 State of the County Breakfast and learn what's ahead for Rensselaer County and the business community in the new year. …
Check-in & breakfast 7:30a.m.; remarks and Q&A 8-9:00a.m.