Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School sees graduation rate increase

 

FULTON, N.Y. — The graduation rate at Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School has improved, according to school officials.

The school district has struggled to improve its graduation rate, but from 2016 to 2017, the graduation rate increased from 78 percent to 84 percent.

Elizabeth Conners, the executive director of instruction and assessment for the district, presented the graduation data to the school board on Feb. 13.

Conners has learned through her career at Fulton as a teacher, principal and now executive director of instruction and assessment  what students need to receive their diplomas within four years.

“What are the standards that everyone must know and be able to do, and when we do that we start in 12th grade and and work our way all the way back. So, we have a kindergarten teacher working side by side a high school teacher to see how we need to spiral our skills so our students can be successful,” Conners said.   

Fulton has exceeded the state’s average graduation rate of 82 percent.  The school hopes to keep the graduation rate stable, Conners said.