Huntington High School’s Class of 2017 has dispersed to all points, with most members enrolled in college or pursuing career or technical programs. District officials have been studying a set of statistics that has been compiled on the most recent group of teenagers to earn diplomas.
Among Class of 2017 members, 65 percent are now attending four-year colleges, 25 percent are studying at two year colleges and another 10 percent opted to pursue immediate employment, vocational or technical programs, military service or a “gap” year for traveling or personal growth.
The statistics were compiled by Kitty R. Klein, district director of guidance, K-12 and shared with building and department leaders, guidance counselors and members of the central administration and Huntington School Board.
The figures show that 57 percent earned a Regents diploma with an advanced designation and 39 percent qualified for a Regents diplomas. Three percent of graduates earned local diplomas. Nine students earned TASC (previously GED), skills and achievement commencement (formerly IEP) and career development and occupational studies credentials.
The 92.3 percent graduation rate is the highest the high school has experienced in a number of years. Officials have stated they are determined to drive the rate even higher.