PRESS RELEASE – September 27, 2017
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released state-level, division-level, and school-level cohort reports that detail outcomes for students who entered the ninth grade for the first time in 2013 and were scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2017. High school cohort reports for schools, school divisions, and the Commonwealth are available for viewing and downloading in the Virginia School Report Card section of the VDOE Web site: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/statistics_reports/graduation_completion/cohort_reports/index.shtml
This is the ninth calculation by the state of a longitudinal dropout rate, which tracks students beginning with their ninth-grade year, rather than an annual reporting for a particular school year. The graduation rate is indicative of those students who earned advanced, standard, special, or general achievement diplomas. Students earning a GED are not included in the calculation. The dropout rate reflects those students who permanently left school and does not include students who are continuing to seek a diploma beyond the four years.
Fluvanna’s on-time graduation rate increased from 94.3 percent in 2016 to 97.4 percent in 2017 and surpassed the state’s rate at 91.1 percent. The county’s dropout rate of 2.2 percent (6 students in the cohort) in 2017 was a decrease from the previous year, and was lower than the state’s average of 5.8 percent.
Compared with the 132 school divisions across the state of Virginia, Fluvanna ranks 4th for on-time graduation and 16th for fewest Dropouts.
The state’s report disaggregates the graduation and dropout data to reflect student subgroups. Fluvanna exceeded the state’s performance in all seven areas for both on-time graduation and dropouts.
The subgroup of black students outperformed the state in on-time graduation by 4.4 percentage points, with a rate of 100 percent. For the third consecutive year, Fluvanna’s dropout rate for the black subgroup was 0 percent compared with the state average of 6.8 percent and down from 3.9 percent in 2014.
The table below provide a breakout for all subgroups compared to state and the previous year’s results.
|Students with Disabilities||32||39||87.5%||87.0%||94.9%||87.8%||0%||10.5%||2.6%||9.7%|
Fluvanna’s graduates earning an Advanced Studies Diploma exceeded the state average and increased by 2.6 percentage points over the previous year. The Advanced Studies Diploma prepares students to enter higher education and requires additional credits in mathematics, laboratory science, and history and social sciences as compared with the Standard Diploma requirements. The Advanced Studies Diploma also requires students to complete three years of foreign language and three additional Standards of Learning Tests. The chart below outlines the diplomas awarded to the class of 2016.
|Board Approved Diplomas
Class of 2016
To review the Department of Education’s press release go to: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/news/news_releases/2017/09_sep27.shtml
For additional information contact Brenda Gilliam, Executive Director for Instruction and Finance, at 434-589-8208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.