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Alleghany County Public Schools

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Division: Alleghany County Public Schools
Address: 100 Central Circle Low Moor, VA 24457
Superintendent: Eugene P. Kotulka
Region: 6
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Assessments

Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

Reading

Reading Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia students are assessed annually in reading in grades 3-8 and once in high school with an end-of-course reading test. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view the results for a specific reading test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

Virginia’s English Standards of Learning prepare students to participate in society as literate citizens, equipped with the ability to communicate effectively in their communities, in the workplace, and in postsecondary education. As students progress, they become active and involved listeners and develop a full command of the English language, evidenced by their use of standard English and their growing spoken and written vocabularies.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 10 74 64 26 11 74 63 26 10 74 64 26
Female 10 77 67 23 10 78 68 22 9 76 68 24
Male 9 71 62 29 12 71 59 29 12 72 61 28
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Asian 30 70 40 30 27 73 45 27 < < < <
Black 2 59 57 41 3 63 59 38 2 48 45 52
Hispanic 5 84 79 16 8 75 67 25 17 83 67 17
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
White 10 75 65 25 12 76 64 24 11 77 66 23
Two or more races - 57 57 43 8 63 54 38 10 62 51 38
Students with Disabilities 8 36 28 64 10 30 20 70 12 44 33 56
Economically Disadvantaged 6 65 59 35 8 66 58 34 8 66 58 34
English Learners < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Grade 3 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 7 70 63 30 11 70 59 30 6 66 60 34
Female 10 69 59 31 9 69 59 31 8 71 63 29
Male 5 71 66 29 12 71 59 29 4 62 58 38
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black - 67 67 33 < < < < 8 38 31 62
White 8 70 62 30 11 72 61 28 5 71 65 29
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 44 44 56 - 43 43 57 4 46 42 54
Economically Disadvantaged 4 60 57 40 5 58 53 42 1 52 51 48
Grade 4 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 6 65 59 35 17 73 56 27 7 73 66 27
Female 6 73 66 27 8 69 62 31 2 73 71 27
Male 6 60 55 40 23 75 52 25 11 73 61 27
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 7 67 60 33 19 75 56 25 7 75 68 25
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 4 17 13 83 26 53 26 47 8 50 42 50
Economically Disadvantaged 1 54 53 46 13 64 51 36 6 59 53 41
Grade 5 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 16 72 56 28 16 76 60 24 18 74 56 26
Female 11 71 60 29 15 80 64 20 19 74 55 26
Male 21 73 52 27 17 74 57 26 17 74 57 26
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Black 7 50 43 50 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
White 17 74 56 26 17 76 59 24 19 76 57 24
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 3 28 25 72 10 15 5 85 9 45 36 55
Economically Disadvantaged 9 61 52 39 11 68 57 32 10 67 57 33
Grade 6 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 16 74 58 26 16 73 57 27 14 75 61 25
Female 16 77 61 23 13 75 62 25 11 76 65 24
Male 16 72 56 28 19 71 53 29 16 74 59 26
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black - 45 45 55 6 39 33 61 < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 17 77 60 23 16 77 61 23 15 77 61 23
Two or more races < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 27 50 23 50 3 18 15 82 11 37 26 63
Economically Disadvantaged 12 67 55 33 12 65 54 35 8 67 59 33
Grade 7 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 10 77 67 23 12 86 73 14 14 79 65 21
Female 12 82 70 18 16 90 74 10 10 81 71 19
Male 9 73 64 27 9 81 73 19 18 78 60 22
Black - 50 50 50 - 71 71 29 6 53 47 47
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 12 79 67 21 14 87 73 13 13 81 68 19
Two or more races < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 12 52 40 48 28 56 28 44 14 43 29 57
Economically Disadvantaged 10 71 62 29 10 80 70 20 9 77 68 23
Grade 8 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 10 72 62 28 5 65 60 35 9 71 62 29
Female 13 73 60 27 6 70 63 30 7 74 68 26
Male 6 71 64 29 4 62 57 38 10 68 58 32
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0
Black 10 70 60 30 - 53 53 47 - 31 31 69
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
White 10 73 63 27 6 67 61 33 10 75 65 25
Two or more races < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 5 30 25 70 9 22 13 78 19 38 19 62
Economically Disadvantaged 6 60 54 40 4 58 53 42 13 61 48 39
EOC English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 2 84 82 16 3 77 74 24 5 78 73 22
Female 4 92 88 8 4 88 84 12 6 82 76 18
Male 1 78 77 22 2 64 62 36 5 75 71 25
Black - 82 82 18 5 79 74 21 - 47 47 53
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0
White 3 86 84 14 3 77 74 23 6 82 76 18
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 29 29 71 - 13 13 87 20 53 33 47
Economically Disadvantaged - 83 83 17 2 73 71 27 6 72 66 28
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Writing

Writing Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia public school students assessed in writing in grade 8 and once in high school with an end-of-course writing test. Prior to 2014, students also took a writing test in grade 5. Use the drop down menu above the chart to select a specific writing test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

Virginia’s English Standards of Learning prepare students to participate in society as literate citizens, equipped with the ability to communicate effectively in their communities, in the workplace, and in postsecondary education. As students progress, they become active and involved listeners and develop a full command of the English language, evidenced by their use of standard English and their growing spoken and written vocabularies.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: Writing Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 15 72 57 28 13 69 56 31 14 72 58 28
Female 15 75 60 25 17 80 63 20 18 82 65 18
Male 15 69 54 31 8 57 49 43 11 63 52 37
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black - 78 78 22 - 53 53 47 4 48 43 52
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 16 73 57 27 14 70 56 30 15 74 60 26
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 3 23 19 77 8 22 14 78 - 30 30 70
Economically Disadvantaged 7 59 52 41 9 60 52 40 10 65 55 35
English Learners < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Grade 8 Writing Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 16 65 49 35 14 62 48 38 13 71 59 29
Female 19 67 48 33 20 68 48 32 16 84 67 16
Male 12 63 51 37 9 56 47 44 9 61 52 39
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0
Black - 80 80 20 - 44 44 56 8 54 46 46
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
White 17 65 48 35 16 64 49 36 13 73 60 27
Two or more races < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 5 20 15 80 12 24 12 76 - 33 33 67
Economically Disadvantaged 8 51 43 49 9 54 45 46 8 63 55 37
EOC Writing Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 14 79 65 21 12 75 63 25 16 73 57 27
Female 10 84 73 16 15 89 74 11 19 81 62 19
Male 18 75 57 25 7 57 50 43 13 65 52 35
Black - 77 77 23 - 61 61 39 - 40 40 60
Hispanic < < < < < < < <
White 15 82 66 18 13 76 63 24 17 76 59 24
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 27 27 73 - 17 17 83 - 25 25 75
Economically Disadvantaged 6 69 63 31 8 68 60 32 13 67 55 33
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Math

Math Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia public school students assessed in mathematics in grades 3-8 and at the end of the following secondary mathematics courses: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Use the drop down menu above the chart to select a specific mathematics test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

The content of the Standards of Learning for mathematics supports the following five goals for students: becoming mathematical problem solvers, communicating mathematically, reasoning mathematically, making mathematical connections, and using mathematical representations to model and interpret practical situations.

Throughout a student’s mathematics schooling from kindergarten through grade eight, specific content strands or topics are included. These content strands are Number and Number Sense; Computation and Estimation; Measurement; Geometry; Probability and Statistics; and Patterns, Functions, and Algebra. The Standards of Learning for each strand progress in complexity at each grade level and throughout the high school courses.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: Math Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 10 75 64 25 9 70 61 30 11 72 61 28
Female 10 79 69 21 7 73 66 27 8 75 67 25
Male 11 72 60 28 10 67 57 33 14 69 55 31
American Indian < < < < < < < < < < < <
Asian 45 100 55 0 36 55 18 45 55 73 18 27
Black 2 60 58 40 2 55 52 45 3 52 48 48
Hispanic 5 76 71 24 - 65 65 35 6 81 75 19
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
White 11 76 65 24 9 73 63 27 12 74 62 26
Two or more races - 74 74 26 3 35 32 65 6 58 52 42
Students with Disabilities 5 34 29 66 8 35 27 65 12 40 28 60
Economically Disadvantaged 6 67 61 33 5 61 56 39 6 64 57 36
Grade 3 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 11 70 59 30 7 69 63 31 7 59 52 41
Female 7 67 60 33 - 71 71 29 6 63 56 37
Male 14 72 58 28 14 68 55 32 7 56 48 44
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black - 42 42 58 < < < < - 8 8 92
White 12 71 59 29 8 74 66 26 8 64 56 36
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 17 50 33 50 5 48 43 52 12 46 35 54
Economically Disadvantaged 9 60 51 40 2 57 54 43 3 46 44 54
Grade 4 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 12 71 59 29 11 65 54 35 14 72 58 28
Female 11 73 62 27 6 65 60 35 5 82 77 18
Male 13 69 57 31 14 65 51 35 21 63 41 37
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
White 13 70 57 30 12 66 54 34 14 73 58 27
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 26 26 74 16 32 16 68 13 42 29 58
Economically Disadvantaged 7 61 54 39 5 50 45 50 8 61 53 39
Grade 5 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 11 69 58 31 13 74 60 26 17 72 54 28
Female 8 68 60 33 17 73 57 27 6 76 71 24
Male 14 71 57 29 11 74 63 26 24 69 45 31
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Black 7 50 43 50 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 12 71 59 29 14 76 62 24 20 74 54 26
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 17 17 83 5 20 15 80 20 35 15 65
Economically Disadvantaged 4 54 50 46 9 67 58 33 6 67 61 33
Grade 6 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 20 87 68 13 13 87 74 13 13 75 62 25
Female 21 92 71 8 10 89 78 11 14 76 62 24
Male 18 83 65 17 16 86 70 14 12 74 63 26
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black - 64 64 36 5 79 74 21 < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 20 89 69 11 15 88 74 12 14 76 62 24
Two or more races < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 9 39 30 61 3 42 39 58 11 36 25 64
Economically Disadvantaged 10 80 70 20 8 83 75 17 8 68 60 32
Grade 7 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 16 72 57 28 14 80 65 20 16 72 56 28
Female 13 71 58 29 15 86 71 14 11 70 59 30
Male 18 73 55 27 14 74 60 26 20 73 53 27
Black 10 50 40 50 - 69 69 31 6 41 35 59
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0
White 17 76 58 24 15 80 66 20 15 74 59 26
Two or more races < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 12 32 20 68 28 39 11 61 14 32 18 68
Economically Disadvantaged 10 63 53 37 9 72 63 28 12 67 54 33
Grade 8 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 1 84 83 16 2 78 76 22 6 75 69 25
Female - 88 88 12 2 84 82 16 6 83 77 17
Male 2 80 79 20 3 73 70 27 6 70 64 30
Black < < < < - 59 59 41 - 75 75 25
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
White 1 86 85 14 3 82 79 18 7 76 68 24
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 48 48 52 9 48 39 52 19 38 19 62
Economically Disadvantaged 1 78 76 22 2 71 69 29 10 77 67 23
Algebra I Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 5 68 62 32 7 57 50 43 11 78 68 22
Female 7 78 70 22 7 67 61 33 13 82 68 18
Male 4 61 57 39 8 50 42 50 8 76 67 24
Black - 67 67 33 3 38 34 62 - 56 56 44
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 6 68 62 32 8 63 55 37 11 82 70 18
Students with Disabilities - 27 27 73 - 24 24 76 - 50 50 50
Economically Disadvantaged 3 62 58 38 5 49 44 51 6 65 59 35
Geometry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 7 75 68 25 3 53 50 47 6 67 61 33
Female 5 81 76 19 2 57 55 43 4 73 69 27
Male 9 69 60 31 4 50 46 50 7 61 54 39
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Black - 57 57 43 4 40 36 60 - 30 30 70
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 8 76 69 24 3 56 53 44 5 68 63 32
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 9 9 91 - 42 42 58
Economically Disadvantaged 4 73 69 27 3 43 40 57 - 57 57 43
Algebra II Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 13 89 76 11 8 78 71 22 9 78 70 22
Female 13 88 75 12 5 72 67 28 3 73 70 27
Male 13 90 77 10 12 88 76 12 17 86 69 14
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Black < < < < - 73 73 27 < < < <
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0
White 14 90 76 10 8 79 70 21 9 80 71 20
Economically Disadvantaged 14 94 81 6 4 69 65 31 3 76 73 24
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Science

Science Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia public school students are assessed in science in grades 5 and 8 and at the end of the following secondary courses: Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry. Before 2014, students also were assessed in science in grade 4. Use the drop down menu above the chart to select results for a specific science test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

Virginia’s Science Standards of Learning identify academic content for essential components of the science curriculum at different grade levels. Standards are identified for kindergarten through grade five, for middle school, and for a core set of high school courses — Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Throughout a student’s science schooling from kindergarten through grade six, content strands, or topics are included. The Standards of Learning in each strand progress in complexity as they are studied at various grade levels in grades K-6, and are represented indirectly throughout the high school courses.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: Science Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 8 80 71 20 10 73 63 27 11 79 68 21
Female 7 80 73 20 8 72 64 28 7 78 71 22
Male 10 79 69 21 11 73 62 27 14 80 66 20
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Asian < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Black 3 67 64 33 1 53 52 47 4 65 60 35
Hispanic 7 79 71 21 7 53 47 47 < < < <
White 9 81 72 19 11 76 65 24 12 80 68 20
Two or more races < < < < - 82 82 18 - 73 73 27
Students with Disabilities 2 43 40 57 6 34 28 66 9 48 39 52
Economically Disadvantaged 6 73 67 27 6 66 60 34 7 76 69 24
English Learners < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Grade 5 Science Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 11 72 61 28 14 68 54 32 18 78 60 22
Female 6 68 62 32 15 63 48 37 9 72 62 28
Male 15 76 61 24 13 70 57 30 22 81 59 19
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Black - 43 43 57 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
White 11 75 64 25 16 68 52 32 19 78 59 22
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 38 38 63 5 30 25 70 23 50 27 50
Economically Disadvantaged 7 63 55 37 10 63 53 37 12 73 61 27
Grade 8 Science Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 7 82 75 18 8 70 63 30 6 75 69 25
Female 4 80 77 20 4 67 63 33 5 80 74 20
Male 10 84 74 16 11 74 63 26 6 70 65 30
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0
Black 10 70 60 30 - 58 58 42 - 54 54 46
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
White 6 84 77 16 9 72 64 28 6 76 71 24
Two or more races < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 53 53 47 13 35 22 65 - 33 33 67
Economically Disadvantaged 5 75 71 25 5 65 60 35 2 68 66 32
Biology Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 9 82 74 18 8 71 62 29 18 83 65 17
Female 7 89 82 11 8 73 65 27 15 83 68 17
Male 11 75 64 25 8 69 60 31 22 84 62 16
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black - 82 82 18 - 38 38 63 - 73 73 27
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 10 82 72 18 9 75 66 25 20 84 63 16
Students with Disabilities - 33 33 67 - 29 29 71 - 44 44 56
Economically Disadvantaged 7 75 68 25 6 60 54 40 12 77 65 23
Chemistry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 5 73 68 27 7 75 69 25 5 78 74 22
Female 4 68 64 32 7 74 67 26 4 77 74 23
Male 7 80 73 20 7 80 73 20 7 80 73 20
Black - 80 80 20 < < < < < 100 < 0
Hispanic < < < < < < < <
White 6 73 67 27 8 78 70 22 5 77 73 23
Two or more races < 100 < 0
Economically Disadvantaged 3 78 75 22 5 74 69 26 4 83 79 17
Earth Science Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 8 84 76 16 10 80 70 20 6 80 74 20
Female 9 86 77 14 9 83 74 17 2 76 73 24
Male 7 81 75 19 11 78 66 22 9 84 75 16
Black 4 63 58 38 4 70 65 30 7 67 60 33
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 9 86 77 14 11 84 73 16 6 82 75 18
Students with Disabilities - 35 35 65 - 30 30 70 4 52 48 48
Economically Disadvantaged 6 75 70 25 5 70 65 30 1 79 78 21
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

History

History Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia public school students are assessed in history and social science following instruction in Virginia Studies in elementary school, Civics and Economics in middle school, and at the conclusion of the following secondary courses: World History and Geography to 1500, World History and Geography 1500 to the Present, World Geography, and Virginia and U.S. History. Use the drop down menu above the chart to select a specific history or social science test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

Virginia’s History and Social Science Standards of Learning are designed to

  • develop the knowledge and skills of history, geography, civics, and economics that enable students to place the people, ideas, and events that have shaped our state and our nation in perspective;
  • instill in students a thoughtful pride in the history of America through an understanding that what “We the People of the United States” launched more than two centuries ago was not a perfect union, but a continual effort to build a “more perfect” union, one which has become the world’s most successful example of constitutional self-government;
  • enable students to understand the basic values, principles, and operation of American constitutional democracy;
  • prepare students for informed, responsible, and participatory citizenship;
  • develop students’ skills in debate, discussion, and writing; and
  • provide students with a framework for continuing education in history and the social sciences.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: History Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 21 85 63 15 18 81 64 19 16 79 64 21
Female 21 86 65 14 14 82 68 18 11 77 66 23
Male 22 84 62 16 21 81 60 19 20 82 62 18
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Black 10 68 58 32 8 69 61 31 6 61 55 39
Hispanic 31 92 62 8 < < < < - 82 82 18
White 22 86 64 14 19 83 64 17 17 81 64 19
Two or more races < < < < 38 77 38 23 - 64 64 36
Students with Disabilities 7 56 49 44 9 45 36 55 12 49 38 51
Economically Disadvantaged 14 78 63 22 13 74 61 26 11 75 65 25
English Learners < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
VA & US History Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 11 78 67 22 7 77 70 23 6 74 68 26
Female 11 80 69 20 6 77 71 23 3 72 68 28
Male 10 75 65 25 8 78 70 22 9 77 68 23
Black - 59 59 41 - 68 68 32 5 42 37 58
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
White 12 79 67 21 8 79 71 21 7 79 72 21
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 39 39 61 - 36 36 64 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 5 71 66 29 6 69 63 31 3 74 71 26
World History I Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 27 88 61 12 26 94 69 6 2 83 80 17
Female 26 96 70 4 29 97 68 3 3 78 75 22
Male 30 74 44 26 20 90 70 10 - 93 93 7
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
White 26 89 63 11 26 96 70 4 3 80 78 20
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 17 83 66 17 22 91 70 9 - 88 88 13
World History II Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 22 94 72 6 15 81 65 19 12 84 73 16
Female 10 95 85 5 8 70 63 30 6 79 74 21
Male 42 92 50 8 25 94 69 6 24 94 71 6
Black < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
White 24 93 69 7 17 84 67 16 14 81 67 19
Economically Disadvantaged 14 86 71 14 8 68 60 32 7 74 67 26
Geography Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 8 84 76 17 6 75 69 25 3 74 71 26
Female 8 81 73 19 4 79 75 21 1 67 66 33
Male 7 85 78 15 7 70 63 30 6 80 74 20
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 5 64 59 36 8 62 54 38 - 53 53 47
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 8 86 78 14 6 76 71 24 4 76 72 24
Students with Disabilities - 64 64 36 6 39 33 61 - 39 39 61
Economically Disadvantaged 3 74 71 26 2 63 61 37 1 68 67 32
Civics & Econ Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 28 91 63 9 23 86 62 14 31 88 57 12
Female 25 88 63 12 15 86 71 14 27 91 64 9
Male 31 95 64 5 30 85 55 15 33 85 52 15
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0
Black < < < < 16 79 63 21 8 77 69 23
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
White 27 91 64 9 24 87 63 13 32 90 58 10
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 6 65 59 35 11 42 32 58 6 50 44 50
Economically Disadvantaged 18 85 67 15 19 81 63 19 25 86 61 14
VA Studies Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 40 85 45 15 39 87 48 13 30 80 50 20
Female 38 86 48 14 36 88 52 12 24 80 57 20
Male 43 85 42 15 42 87 45 13 33 79 46 21
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black - 57 57 43 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 44 88 44 12 39 86 46 14 31 81 50 19
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 3 52 48 48 12 41 29 59 11 50 39 50
Economically Disadvantaged 28 76 48 24 30 84 54 16 17 71 55 29
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Percent of Kindergarten Students Meeting Literacy Benchmarks

All Kindergartners

Elementary schools use Virginia Department of Education-approved diagnostic assessments to measure children’s knowledge of the following literacy fundamentals: phonological awareness, alphabet recognition, concept of word, knowledge of letter sounds and spelling. These assessments provide a direct means of matching literacy instruction to specific literacy needs and provide a means of identifying children who are behind in their acquisition of these skills and therefore eligible for services through the commonwealth’s Early Intervention Reading Initiative.

 

2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Percent of Kindergarten Students Meeting Literacy Benchmarks Division: 83.61 State: 89.72 Division: 85.6 State: 88.34 Division: 81.25 State: 88.19

Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

2015-20162016-20172017-2018
State3,4624,2272,762
Division000
Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Pre-kindergarten767784
Kindergarten174180178
Grade 1131128135
Grade 2144132128
Grade 3138153130
Grade 4149134159
Grade 5156145134
Grade 6186163146
Grade 7158187156
Grade 8178162172
Grade 9193180164
Grade 10200174165
Grade 11179180143
Grade 12182195190
Total Students2,2442,1902,084
Fall Membership by Grade
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

Fall Membership by Subgroups

2018 Fall Membership By Subgroup: Racial and Ethnic Groups

The Virginia Department of Education annually collects statistics on the number of students enrolled in public schools on September 30.  Student counts are reported by grade assignment, race, ethnicity, disability, English proficiency, and economic status.

The collection of race and ethnicity information as specified by the U.S. Department of Education is required for eligibility for federal education funds and for accountability reports.

A student is reported as economically disadvantaged if he or she meets any one of the following criteria:

  • Is eligible for Free/Reduced Meals;
  • Receives Temporary Assistance for Needy Families;
  • Is eligible for Medicaid; or
  • Is a migrant or is experiencing homelessness.

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Fall Membership by Subgroup
Subgroup 2016-20172017-20182018-2019
All Students224421902084
Female10341026986
Male121011641098
American Indian855
Asian151514
Black162139100
Hispanic262328
White194319231850
Two or more races908587
Students with Disabilities316306305
Not Students with Disabilities192818841779
Economically Disadvantaged1332939876
Not Economically Disadvantaged91212511208
English Learners10910
Not English Learners223421812074
Homeless8517
Foster Care552911
Military Connected945
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

College & Career Readiness

Diplomas and Completion

Class of 2018: All Students

Division

State

Most Virginia students earn either an Advanced Studies Diploma or a Standard Diploma.

To graduate with an Advanced Studies Diploma, a student must earn at least 26 standard units of credit by passing required courses and electives and at least nine verified units of credit by passing Standards of Learning end-of-course assessments in English, mathematics, science and history. Students who entered the ninth grade in 2013-2014 and afterwards must also successfully complete one virtual course.

To graduate with a Standard Diploma, a student must earn at least 22 standard units of credit by passing required courses and electives, and earn at least six verified credits by passing end-of-course SOL tests or other assessments approved by the Board of Education. Students who entered the ninth grade in 2013-2014 and afterwards must earn a board-approved career and technical education credential to graduate and successfully complete one virtual course.

The Applied Studies Diploma and Modified Standard Diploma are available for certain students with disabilities. To reduce the likelihood of division-level pie charts being suppressed to protect student privacy, these diplomas are combined with Standard Diplomas in the pie chart as “Standard and Other Diplomas.” 

Status of the Students in the 2017-2018 Cohort
Student Subgroup Type Advanced Diplomas Standard Diplomas Other Diplomas GED's Dropouts Other Non-Graduates
All Students Division 89 89 13 4 7 2
State 50979 36013 2733 1046 5404 1786
Female Division 67 35 4 1 1 0
State 27837 15823 920 366 1922 656
Male Division 22 54 9 3 6 2
State 23142 20190 1813 680 3482 1130
American Indian Division < < < < 0 <
State 144 124 8 2 27 9
Asian Division < < < < 0 <
State 5026 1194 70 18 91 37
Black Division 4 9 1 0 1 1
State 7955 11090 1111 244 1359 744
Hispanic Division < < < < < <
State 5086 5583 317 105 2172 323
White Division 84 73 11 4 5 1
State 30218 16420 1139 617 1589 596
Two or more races Division < < < < 0 <
State 2468 1542 87 58 163 73
Students with Disabilities Division 2 6 13 0 3 0
State 1056 6505 2733 136 1108 108
Economically Disadvantaged Division 19 44 11 2 5 2
State 10704 17342 1680 460 2640 1096
English Learners Division < < < < < <
State 1418 3757 272 31 1847 115
Homeless Division < < < < < <
State 232 695 90 42 303 61
Foster Care Division < < < < 0 <
State 35 175 31 10 56 15
Military Connected Division < < < < 0 <
State 1941 1108 47 11 38 25
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

Four-Year Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate

On-Time Graduation Rate Over Time

All Students

The Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate is based on four years of longitudinal student-level data and accounts for student mobility, changes in student enrollment, and local decisions on the promotion and retention of students. The formula also recognizes that some students with disabilities and English learners are allowed more than the standard four years to earn a diploma and are still counted as “on-time” graduates.

Graduates are defined as students who earn an Advanced Studies Diploma, Standard Diploma, Modified Standard Diploma, or Applied Studies Diploma. On-time graduates are students who earn one of these diplomas within four years of entering the ninth grade. Special education students and English learners who have plans in place that allow them more time to graduate are counted as on-time graduates or as non-graduates when they earn a diploma or otherwise exit high school.

Status of Students After Four Years of High School
Students Subgroup Students in Cohort Graduates On-Time Graduation Rate Completers Completion Rate Cohort Dropouts Cohort Dropout Rate
All Students20419193.619595.673.4
Female10810698.110799.11.9
Male968588.58891.766.3
American Indian0<100<10000
Asian0<100<10000
Black161487.51487.516.3
Hispanic0<<<<<<
White17816894.417296.652.8
Two or more races0<100<10000
Students with Disabilities242187.52187.5312.5
Economically Disadvantaged837489.27691.656
English Learners0<<<<<<
Homeless0<<<<<<
Foster Care0<100<10000
Military Connected0<100<10000
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Gap Group 1 = Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, Economically Disadvantaged Students (unduplicated)
Gap Group 2 = Black Students
Gap Group 3 = Hispanic Students
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Advanced Program Information: Number and Percentage of Students Enrolled in Advanced Programs

Advanced Program Information
Count/Percentage
Program Type 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Advanced Placement Test Taken - - -
Advanced Placement Course Enrollment33 / 4.05%12 / 1.59%1 / .14%
Dual Enrollment35 / 4.29%90 / 11.94%69 / 9.47%
Governor’s School Enrollment20 / 2.45%26 / 3.45%25 / 3.43%
IB Course Enrollment - - -
Senior Enrolled in IB Program - - -
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

Postsecondary Enrollment

2015-2016 Postsecondary Enrollment: All Students

Postsecondary enrollment reports show the number and percent of Virginia high school graduates who enrolled in an institution of higher education within sixteen months of graduating from high school. In keeping with federal reporting requirements, postsecondary enrollment reports only include students who earned an Advanced Studies Diploma, International Baccalaureate Diploma or Standard Diploma; students who earned other Virginia Board of Education-approved diplomas are not counted as graduates in the calculation. Reports are available at the state, division and school levels for all students and for student subgroups.

The data represent the best available estimates at this time of postsecondary enrollment. There is currently no definitive source of all postsecondary enrollment records by state, division or school. Virginia Department of Education and external researchers have determined that the best available estimates contained in the postsecondary enrollment reports are likely underestimates, but capture at least 88 percent of Virginia public high school graduates’ postsecondary enrollments.

2015-2016 FGI cohort year (students entering high school in 2012)
Total number of students in the cohort earning a federally recognized high school diploma Students who enrolled in any Institution of Higher Education (IHE) within 16 months of earning a federally recognized high school diploma
Type Total Total HE Remaining Percent
All Students Division 191 120 37
State 82482 57560 30
Female Division 94 70 26
State 41546 31230 25
Male Division 97 50 48
State 40936 26330 36
Black Division 16 10 37
State 18272 11640 36
Hispanic Division 0 < 100
State 8547 5341 38
White Division 165 104 37
State 46319 33154 28
Two or more races Division 0 < 100
State 3521 2499 29
Students with Disabilities Division 0 < 100
State 5986 3008 50
Economically Disadvantaged Division 69 36 48
State 23515 13119 44
English Learners Division 0 < 100
State 5120 3136 39
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results. - = no data available for that group This report provides the best available estimates about college enrollment according to the National Student Clearinghouse. For more information, see the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about this report at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/school_finance/arra/stabilization/reported_data/assurance_c/faq_c11.pdf. Students who attended schools that do not participate in NSC are not included in the number or percent of students enrolled in an IHE. Federally recognized high school diplomas include Standard, Advanced Studies, or International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas. Most subgroups are based on students' most recent status.

Career & Technical Education

Students Earning One or More CTE Credentials: All Students

Virginia’s 16 career clusters help students investigate careers and design a rigorous and relevant plan of study to advance their career goals. Each career cluster contains multiple pathways that represent a common set of academic, technical and work-place skills. Career pathways lead to credentials that qualify students for a range of career opportunities from entry to professional level. A credential is defined as:

  • State-Issued Professional License, required for entry into a specific occupation as determined by a Virginia state licensing agency;
  • Full Industry Certification, from a recognized industry, trade, or professional association validating essential skills of a particular occupation;
  • Pathway Industry Certification, which may consist of entry-level exams as a component of a suite of exams in an industry certification program leading toward full certification; or
  • Occupational competency assessment, a national standardized assessment of skills/knowledge in a specific career and/or technical area, (NOCTI).

Virginia defines a CTE completer as a student who has met the requirements for a career and technical concentration and all requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career and Technical Education
Count
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
NOCTI AssessmentsDivision303731
 State413936233471
State LicensuresDivision71710
 State179019641412
Industry CertificationDivision359375368
 State100544109590103892
Workplace ReadinessDivision65--
 State307754231350242
Total Credentials EarnedDivision461429409
 State137248157490159017
Students Earning One or More CredentialsDivision362355377
 State109089126113127744
CTE CompletersDivision137121121
 State424044051640514
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

Advanced Placement Participation and Achievement

AP Achievement
2013-2014
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 21 26 8 30.8%
2014-2015
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 18 22 7 31.8%
2015-2016
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 11 13 5 38.5%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

School Finance

Percentage of Expenditures

Division Expenditures

Multiple factors should be considered when comparing the level of school division expenditures for instruction and expenditures for non-instructional costs, such as administration, health services and pupil transportation. These factors include economies of scale, geographic size, and the number of students requiring special services. For example:

  • Smaller school divisions may have similar administrative and support costs as larger divisions but these non-instructional costs are spread over a smaller expenditure base.
  • Geographically large but sparsely populated school divisions may have higher per-pupil transportation costs because of travel distances and mountainous topography.
  • Divisions with large populations of at-risk or special needs students must provide support services that are required or that raise student achievement.
School Division - Percentage of Expenditures
  2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Percentage of fiscal year division
operating expenditures for instructional costs
67.2 66 64.7

Statewide Expenditures

The state Board of Education prescribes the following major classifications for expenditures of school funds: instruction; administration, attendance and health; pupil transportation; operation and maintenance; school food services and other non-instructional operations; facilities, debt and fund transfers; technology; and contingency reserves.

Instructional costs include the salaries and benefits paid to teachers, teacher aides, principals, assistant principals, librarians, and guidance counselors; expenditures for textbooks; and expenditures for students to participate in regional and virtual instructional programs.

School State - Percentage of Expenditures
  2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Percentage of fiscal year state
operating expenditures for instructional costs
67.1 66.9 67.2

Sources of Financial Support and Total Per Pupil Expenditures for Operations

Division Per-Pupil Spending

School divisions report annually on expenditures and appropriations to meet each locality’s required local effort in support of the Standards of Quality and local match requirements for incentive and lottery-funded programs. The amount by which school divisions exceed these required minimums varies based on local decisions and circumstances.

Most state support for public education is equalized to reflect each division’s capacity to support the required educational program. The Composite Index of Local Ability-to-Pay determines state and local shares of Standards of Quality costs for each division and local match requirements for incentive and lottery-funded programs. A portion of state sales tax revenues is distributed in support of public education based on school-age population estimates.

The federal government provides assistance to state and local education agencies in support of specific federal initiatives and mandates, such as instructional services for economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.

School Division - Per-Pupil Spending
  Local Funding State Federal
2014-20153,955.006,590.00857.00
2015-20164,330.006,487.00918.00
2016-20174,391.006,750.00865.00

Statewide Per-Pupil Spending

The apportionment of the state funds for public education is the responsibility of the General Assembly, through the Appropriations Act. General fund appropriations serve as the mainstay of state support for the commonwealth’s public schools, augmented by retail sales and use tax revenues, state lottery proceeds, and other sources.

Counties, cities and towns comprising school divisions also support public education by providing the locality’s share to maintain an educational program meeting the commonwealth’s Standards of Quality and local match requirements for incentive and lottery-funded programs. .

While public education is primarily a state and local responsibility, the federal government provides assistance to state and local education agencies in support of specific federal initiatives and mandates.

 

State - Per-Pupil Spending
  Local Funding State Federal
2014-20155,950.004,802.00771.00
2015-20166,101.004,831.00812.00
2016-20176,268.005,033.00871.00

Learning Climate

Percent of Students Absent

Percent of Students Absent 2017-2018 School Year:

NOTE TO USERS: THIS DATA AND PRESENTATION ABOVE DO NOT REFLECT THE FORMULA USED TO CALCULATE CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM INDICATORS FOR STATE ACCREDITATION AND ESSA. THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE REVISED WITH THE ADDITION OF ESSA INDICATORS ON DECEMBER 31, 2018.

Daily attendance is critical to success in school. A student is considered chronically absent if he or she misses two or more instructional days per month (18 days, or 10 percent of a 180-day school year) regardless of whether the absences are excused or unexcused. According to the U.S. Department of Education:

  • Children who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read on grade level by the third grade.
  • Students who can’t read at grade level by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
  • By high school, regular attendance is a better dropout indicator than test scores.
  • A student who is chronically absent in any year between the eighth and twelfth grade is seven times more likely to drop out of school.
Absenteeism by Subgroup
2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Subgroup 0%-10%10%-15%15%-20%20+% 0%-10%10%-15%15%-20%20+% 0%-10%10%-15%15%-20%20+% 0%-10%10%-15%15%-20%20+%
All Students20921786110120051647898193119554105185918678107
Female978913034927703333884852348860834248
Male11148731671078944565104711031579991033659
American Indian0000000000000000
Asian12000110011120015000
Black1289251381275147108111281369
Hispanic35025275312530424221
White18291655486174814167891664170458616181596587
Two or more races824357661276914691239
Students with Disabilities278341011281281826260341131242341330
Economically Disadvantaged101714247841020125656997115144837471205271
English Learners1001100001100014010
Homeless19318225210931120224
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Standards of Accreditation (SOA) Offenses Data

2017-2018 Offenses
  Number of Offenses
Offenses Against Student 38
Offenses Against Staff <
Weapons Offenses <
Property Offenses <
All Other Offenses 10
Other Offenses Against Persons 61
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses 110
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses 20
Technology Offenses 10
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Short Term Suspensions

Short Term Suspensions:

Increasingly, Virginia schools are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a nationally-recognized approach to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for students. This positive approach to discipline prepares teachers and principals to implement new techniques that reduce disruptive student behaviors that lead to suspensions and decrease instructional time.

A short-term suspension (10 days of less) may be imposed by a principal, an assistant principal, or a designee teacher in the principal’s absence. The principal or assistant principal must tell the student of the charges against him or her. If the student denies them, he or she is given an explanation of the facts as known to the school and an opportunity to present his version of what occurred. Notice to the parent may be oral or written, depending on local school board policy, and must include information on the length of the suspension, the availability of community-based educational options, and the student’s right to return to regular school attendance when the suspension period has expired.  A parent may ask for a short-term suspension decision to be reviewed by the superintendent or his designee. Local school board policy will determine whether the superintendent’s decision is final or can be appealed to the local school board. For more information, see A Parent’s Guide To Understanding Student Discipline Policies and Practices In Virginia Schools.

Short Term Suspensions
  2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions
American Indian0.2210.3570.228
Asian0.5310.6680.685
Black6.3778.487.21919.876.34710.89
Hispanic1.6391.211.1593.211.05
Native Hawaiian
White87.688.4886.58672.4487.80883.66
Two or more races3.6321.824.0114.493.8815.45
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Long Term Suspensions

Long Term Supensions:

Increasingly, Virginia schools are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a nationally-recognized approach to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for students. This positive approach to discipline prepares teachers and principals to implement new techniques that reduce disruptive student behaviors that lead to suspensions and decrease instructional time.

A long-term suspension (more than 10 school days and less than 365 calendar days)  is usually imposed by a disciplinary hearing officer upon recommendation of a principal. The student must be told of the charges against him or her. If the student denies them, he or she is given an explanation of the facts as known to the school and an opportunity to present his or her version of what occurred. Notice to the parent (and child) must be in writing and must include information on the length of and reason for the suspension, the right to a hearing in accordance with local school board policy, the availability of community-based educational options, and the student’s right to return to regular school attendance when the suspension period has expired or to attend an appropriate alternative education program approved by the school board during the suspension or after the suspension period expires. Costs for any community-based educational programs or alternative programs that are not part of the program offered by the school division are the financial responsibility of the parent. A parent has the right to appeal a long-term suspension decision in accordance with local school board policy. The appeal may first go to the local superintendent or his or her designee or to a sub-committee of the local school board; final appeal is to the full school board. The appeal must be decided by the school board within 30 days. For more information, see A Parent’s Guide To Understanding Student Discipline Policies and Practices In Virginia Schools.

Long Term Suspensions
  2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions
American Indian0.2210.3570.228
Asian0.5310.6680.685
Black6.377507.2195.566.3478.33
Hispanic1.6391.1591.058.33
Native Hawaiian
White87.65086.58694.4487.80883.33
Two or more races3.6324.0113.881
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Expulsions

Expulsions:

Increasingly, Virginia schools are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a nationally-recognized approach to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for students. This positive approach to discipline prepares teachers and principals to implement new techniques that reduce disruptive student behaviors that lead to suspensions and decrease instructional time.

An expulsion (removal from school for 365 calendar days) may only be imposed by a local school board. The student must be told of the charges against him or her. If the student denies them, he or she is given an explanation of the facts as known to the school and an opportunity to present his or her version of what occurred.  The parent (and child) must be noticed in writing of the proposed expulsion, the reasons the expulsion is being proposed, and of the right to a hearing before the school board or a sub-committee of the school board, depending on local policy. If the student is expelled, the parent is sent a written notification of the length of the expulsion and information on the availability of community-based educational, training, and intervention programs. The notice must state whether the student is eligible to return to regular school or to attend an approved alternative education program or an adult education program offered during or after the period of expulsion. The student may apply for readmission to be effective one calendar year from the date of his or her expulsion. For more information, see A Parent’s Guide To Understanding Student Discipline Policies and Practices In Virginia Schools.

Expulsions
  2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian0.2210.3570.228
Asian0.5310.6680.685
Black6.3777.2196.347
Hispanic1.6391.1591.05
Native Hawaiian
White87.686.58687.808100
Two or more races3.6324.0113.881
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility

Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility:

School divisions that choose to take part in the National School Lunch Program get cash subsidies and donated commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for each meal they serve. In return, they must serve lunches that meet Federal requirements, and they must offer free or reduced-price lunches to eligible children. The School Breakfast Program operates by supporting breakfasts in the same manner as the National School Lunch Program.

 

At the beginning of each school year, letters and meal applications are distributed to households of children attending school. This letter informs households that school nutrition programs are available and that free and reduced-price meals are available based on income criteria. Applications have been eliminated totally in divisions that implement the community eligibility provision for all schools within the division.

Children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced-price meals, for which students can be charged no more than 40 cents for lunch and 30 cents for breakfast. All other students pay the full price for meals.

See the Virginia Department of Education website for more information about school nutrition programs.

Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 46.8347.8651.85
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Free and Reduced Breakfast Participation of Eligible Students

Free and Reduced Breakfast Participation of Eligible Students :

The above pie graph displays the average daily percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals who participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture School Breakfast Program. The School Breakfast Program is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritious breakfast meals to students. The Virginia Department of Education administers the program at the state level and school divisions administer the program at the local level.

Participation in the School Breakfast Program has been linked increased achievement, reduced absenteeism and tardiness, fewer disciplinary problems, and better student health.

Breakfast menus must provide one-fourth of the daily recommended levels for protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and calories. Participating schools must serve breakfasts that meet Federal nutrition standards – one quarter of daily recommended levels of protein, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C and calories – and must provide free and reduced-price breakfasts to eligible children.

The No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign and the Virginia 365 Project are key state initiatives to increase participation in school nutrition programs and eliminate childhood hunger.

 

Free and Reduced Breakfast Participation
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 35.8537.9237.54
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Free and Reduced Lunch Participation of Eligible Students

Free and Reduced Lunch Participation of Eligible Students:

The above pie graph displays the average daily percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals who participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture School Lunch Program.

School divisions that take part in the National School Lunch Program get cash subsidies and donated food items from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for each meal served. In return, schools must serve lunches that meet federal requirements, and must offer free or reduced-price lunches to eligible children.

Studies show that well-nourished students are better learners. The No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign and the Virginia 365 Project are key state initiatives to increase participation in school nutrition programs and eliminate childhood hunger.

 

Free and Reduced Lunch Participation
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 71.5270.6667.08
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Teacher Quality

Student-Teacher Ratio

2016-2017 Grades K-7 Student Teacher Ratio: 10.99 : 1

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2016-2017 Grades 8-12 Student Teacher Ratio: 9.22 : 1

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Provisionally Licensed Teachers

Provisionally Licensed Teachers
  2016-20172017-2018
Provisional6%6%
Provisional Special Education1%1%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

This table reports the percentage of teachers teaching with provisional or provisional special education credentials.

This table provides data on the percentage of classes not taught by teachers meeting the federal definition of highly qualified.

Federal education law defines a highly qualified teacher as a teacher who is fully licensed by the state, has at least a bachelor’s degree, has demonstrated competency in each subject taught, and is teaching in his or her area of endorsement.

Virginia’s licensure regulations – which emphasize content knowledge as well as pedagogy – require new teachers to far exceed the federal highly qualified standard.

Teacher Educational Attainment

Teacher Educational Attainment: 2017-2018

The Virginia Department of Education reports annually on the percentage of teachers with bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degrees in schools, school divisions, and the state by highest degree earned.

Teacher Educational Attainment
  Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctoral Degree Other
2015-201642%57%0%1%
2016-201743%56%0%1%
2017-201845%53%0%2%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
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