By the Numbers

Graduation Rates

About 80 percent of students attending New York public high schools graduate, and about 6 percent drop out. Here are the rates for schools in the Highlands, based on data from the state Department of Education for students who entered the ninth grade in 2013 and were expected to graduate in 2017. The “top ELA” indicates the percentage of students who scored at the highest level in the Regent’s exam for English Language Arts.

Employment

The national average weekly wage is $1,020 and the state average is $1,237. All but 10 of New York’s 62 counties have average wages below $1,000.

Energy

The average prices in New York state.

Cost of Living

The typical expenses, in 2017 dollars, for a two-parent, two-child family

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