ROC the Future Report: 90 Percent of Four-Year Olds Enrolled in Pre-K; Rate of Absent Students Falls


By Staff


ROC The Future, a community-wide alliance of organizations designed to improve academic achievement for Rochester’s youth, released it’s 2016 “State of Our Children” report card Oct. 25, which showed 92 percent of four-year-olds are enrolled in pre-kindergarten this school year.

The number is down slightly from the group’s 2015 report, which found that 95 percent of four-year-olds had been enrolled in pre-K at the time; however, according to the 2016 report, the number of chronically absent students in grades K-3 has also fallen, from 30 percent in 2015, to 28 percent in 2016, and the number has decreased slightly in secondary schools as well.

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