Commemorating 10 years

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NYS high school graduation rate continues upward trend; SCSD sees big jump

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — State high school graduation rates continue to rise, with an even bigger increase for the Syracuse City School District.

Syracuse City Schools credit community for increased graduation rates

Syracuse, NY — Fewer than ten years ago, the Syracuse City School District graduation rates were less than fifty percent. Today the New York State Education Department announced the 2019 graduation ra

Syracuse high school graduation rate rises to 64.5%, first increase in 3 years

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – After declining for two consecutive years, the Syracuse City School District’s high school graduation rate increased to 64.5% in 2019, up from 62.5 the year before.

College Changes Everything!

Syracuse City School District and Community leaders discuss how college changed their lives!

Say Yes To Education: 2019 Fall Partner Newsletter

Read the latest Say Yes news in the Fall edition of the Say Yes newsletter.


When combined with the comprehensive and integrated support services offered by the Say Yes Syracuse partnership, the “last dollar” tuition scholarships offered through the nonprofit organization to public and private colleges and universities are intended to have a positive impact on the lives of the community’s next generation.

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In taking the measure of the geographic sweep of the Say Yes Higher Education Compact, Say Yes partnered with Southwest Airlines. Southwest makes available a limited number of vouchers covering the full cost of a round-trip airline ticket that Say Yes Scholars, and an accompanying adult, to visit the campuses of its member institutions.


Our cross governance and strategic partnerships continue to positively impact Syracuse City School District students.


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