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Galax City Public Schools

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Division: Galax City Public Schools
Address: 223 Long St Galax, VA 24333
Superintendent: Mr. William H. Sturgill
Region: 7
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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 14 77 62 23 18 78 60 22 13 77 64 23
Female 16 79 63 21 20 84 64 16 14 81 67 19
Male 13 74 62 26 16 72 56 28 12 72 60 28
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < <
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Black 2 64 63 36 4 69 65 31 6 61 56 39
Hispanic 10 65 55 35 11 67 56 33 8 65 57 35
White 19 84 65 16 24 85 62 15 16 85 69 15
Two or more races 5 81 76 19 13 56 44 44 7 73 67 27
Students with Disabilities 10 37 27 63 14 53 39 47 8 49 41 51
Economically Disadvantaged 8 68 60 32 11 72 61 28 9 71 62 29
English Learners 9 57 47 43 8 57 49 43 4 55 52 45
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 17 75 58 25 13 69 56 31 15 67 53 33
Female 17 78 61 22 18 76 58 24 15 79 64 21
Male 17 72 54 28 9 62 53 38 14 57 43 43
Black < < < < < < < < 20 50 30 50
Hispanic 17 72 55 28 8 60 52 40 5 47 42 53
White 21 77 57 23 19 79 60 21 20 85 66 15
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 7 33 27 67 - 54 54 46 19 56 38 44
Economically Disadvantaged 14 75 61 25 6 60 54 40 8 57 48 43
English Learners 17 78 61 22 - 47 47 53 3 41 38 59
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 11 78 67 22 17 73 57 27 14 76 62 24
Female 15 88 73 13 16 82 66 18 18 80 61 20
Male 6 66 60 34 17 65 48 35 10 73 63 27
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 7 70 63 30 15 63 48 37 4 72 68 28
White 13 85 72 15 19 81 63 19 20 86 66 14
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 36 36 64 6 39 33 61 7 71 64 29
Economically Disadvantaged 2 72 70 28 12 71 59 29 10 71 60 29
English Learners 5 67 62 33 18 65 47 35 - 57 57 43
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 27 82 55 18 22 82 60 18 23 74 51 26
Female 32 77 45 23 30 87 57 13 28 77 49 23
Male 22 87 64 13 11 75 64 25 19 71 52 29
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 15 65 50 35 14 68 55 32 7 64 57 36
White 38 96 58 4 27 88 61 12 31 82 51 18
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 50 50 50 5 35 30 65
Economically Disadvantaged 16 74 59 26 9 78 69 22 19 71 52 29
English Learners 10 55 45 45 12 59 47 41 5 58 53 42
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 18 73 56 27 28 78 50 22 11 75 65 25
Female 21 73 52 27 36 81 45 19 10 86 76 14
Male 14 74 60 26 19 74 56 26 11 61 50 39
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 15 55 40 45 19 63 44 37 15 69 54 31
White 22 78 57 22 35 87 52 13 10 82 71 18
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 13 33 20 67 < < < < - 25 25 75
Economically Disadvantaged 11 67 56 33 13 69 56 31 5 73 68 27
English Learners < < < < 5 55 50 45 6 59 53 41
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 16 83 66 18 16 85 69 15 16 86 70 14
Female 15 88 73 12 17 85 68 15 21 87 66 13
Male 18 77 59 23 15 85 71 15 11 84 73 16
Black - 80 80 20 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 15 60 45 40 15 70 55 30 14 79 64 21
White 22 93 71 7 19 91 72 9 19 89 70 11
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 27 55 27 45 7 71 64 29 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 6 73 67 27 11 81 70 19 10 82 72 18
English Learners 30 50 20 50 < < < < 5 67 62 33
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 6 65 59 35 16 73 56 27 8 77 69 23
Female 8 71 63 29 10 84 74 16 9 77 68 23
Male 5 61 56 39 24 59 34 41 8 77 70 23
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 3 48 45 52 4 60 56 40 8 64 56 36
White 5 73 68 27 24 80 56 20 10 80 70 20
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 25 25 75 31 46 15 54 11 63 53 37
Economically Disadvantaged 5 53 48 47 13 65 52 35 6 73 66 27
English Learners - 29 29 71 7 53 47 47 9 64 55 36
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 9 83 74 17 15 89 74 11 3 84 81 16
Female 8 80 72 20 13 91 79 9 2 84 82 16
Male 9 85 76 15 17 86 69 14 5 83 79 17
Black < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Hispanic - 77 77 23 - 89 89 11 4 70 65 30
White 16 88 72 12 22 90 68 10 3 88 85 12
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < 45 64 18 36 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 3 71 67 29 9 84 74 16 2 77 75 23
English Learners - 64 64 36 < < < < - 56 56 44
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 6 62 56 38 19 77 58 23 13 79 66 21
Female 6 65 59 35 22 83 60 17 16 89 74 11
Male 6 59 53 41 16 71 55 29 9 67 58 33
Black - 58 58 42 8 85 77 15 8 67 58 33
Hispanic 5 51 46 49 3 66 63 34 5 76 70 24
White 8 68 60 32 30 80 50 20 16 82 66 18
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 5 19 14 81 35 57 22 43 - 39 39 61
Economically Disadvantaged 3 50 47 50 8 71 63 29 12 74 62 26
English Learners - 29 29 71 - 47 47 53 6 81 75 19
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 6 53 47 47 19 72 52 28 11 68 58 32
Female 6 61 55 39 27 80 52 20 16 81 65 19
Male 6 47 41 53 11 64 52 36 5 55 50 45
Black < < < < 10 80 70 20 < < < <
Hispanic 6 42 35 58 5 55 50 45 5 63 58 37
White 7 62 55 38 29 76 47 24 14 73 59 27
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 13 13 88 13 40 27 60 - 38 38 62
Economically Disadvantaged 3 42 39 58 7 63 57 37 11 60 49 40
English Learners - 29 29 71 - 42 42 58 < < < <
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 6 70 64 30 18 91 73 9 14 89 75 11
Female 7 69 62 31 11 89 79 11 15 96 81 4
Male 5 71 66 29 29 93 64 7 13 79 67 21
Black - 75 75 25 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Hispanic 3 59 56 41 - 90 90 10 6 89 83 11
White 8 74 65 26 32 89 58 11 17 89 72 11
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 3 58 55 42 13 91 78 9 13 92 79 8
English Learners - 29 29 71 < < < < - 90 90 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

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 19 85 66 15 16 85 68 15 14 80 66 20
Female 18 89 71 11 19 90 71 10 16 86 71 14
Male 19 80 61 20 13 78 65 22 12 74 62 26
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 10 83 73 17 - 73 73 27 11 63 52 37
Hispanic 15 81 67 19 11 83 72 17 8 77 70 23
White 22 87 65 13 22 87 65 13 17 85 68 15
Two or more races 16 89 74 11 - 78 78 22 13 60 47 40
Students with Disabilities 15 51 36 49 8 52 44 48 10 52 42 48
Economically Disadvantaged 15 81 66 19 12 80 69 20 11 78 68 22
English Learners 12 81 70 19 11 81 70 19 7 76 69 24
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 27 82 55 18 18 86 68 14 24 81 57 19
Female 28 91 64 9 24 93 69 7 21 89 68 11
Male 26 72 46 28 11 78 67 22 27 75 48 25
Black < < < < < < < < 45 64 18 36
Hispanic 13 67 53 33 8 88 80 12 9 74 65 26
White 36 89 53 11 27 90 63 10 30 90 61 10
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 7 40 33 60 8 54 46 46 25 63 38 38
Economically Disadvantaged 20 77 57 23 13 79 67 21 17 74 57 26
English Learners 11 74 63 26 - 87 87 13 9 72 63 28
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 43 93 50 7 30 83 53 17 22 89 67 11
Female 44 94 50 6 32 89 57 11 31 94 63 6
Male 42 92 50 8 29 78 49 22 13 83 71 17
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 39 96 57 4 23 77 54 23 8 88 79 13
White 48 93 46 7 39 85 46 15 28 93 65 7
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 18 64 45 36 6 50 44 50 7 86 79 14
Economically Disadvantaged 36 91 55 9 23 82 60 18 18 88 71 12
English Learners 33 95 62 5 24 76 53 24 - 86 86 14
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 36 90 54 10 23 87 64 13 25 79 54 21
Female 30 89 59 11 26 93 67 7 23 87 64 13
Male 42 91 49 9 19 78 59 22 27 71 44 29
Black < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 19 85 65 15 17 78 61 22 18 71 54 29
White 49 92 43 8 29 92 63 8 31 85 54 15
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 30 30 70 5 30 25 70
Economically Disadvantaged 19 88 69 12 16 82 66 18 21 76 55 24
English Learners 15 80 65 20 11 72 61 28 16 68 53 32
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 29 97 68 3 38 98 59 2 20 92 71 8
Female 31 96 65 4 45 100 55 0 25 92 67 8
Male 26 98 71 2 32 95 64 5 14 92 78 8
Black < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Hispanic 35 100 65 0 22 96 74 4 15 88 73 12
White 30 95 65 5 53 98 45 2 23 94 71 6
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 20 80 60 20 < < < < - 50 50 50
Economically Disadvantaged 26 96 70 4 23 96 73 4 15 93 78 7
English Learners < 100 < 0 20 100 80 0 12 88 76 12
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 7 70 63 30 10 79 69 21 2 88 86 12
Female 4 74 70 26 15 85 69 15 - 92 92 8
Male 9 67 58 33 3 71 68 29 3 85 82 15
Black < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Hispanic - 65 65 35 6 75 69 25 - 83 83 17
White 10 77 67 23 13 83 70 17 3 90 87 10
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 27 36 9 64 8 62 54 38 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 2 64 61 36 7 73 66 27 - 90 90 10
English Learners < < < < < < < < - 78 78 22
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 2 88 86 12 2 82 80 18 3 69 65 31
Female 3 90 87 10 4 86 82 14 6 77 70 23
Male - 84 84 16 - 78 78 22 - 60 60 40
Black < 100 < 0 - 77 77 23 - 40 40 60
Hispanic - 76 76 24 2 86 83 14 2 69 67 31
White 3 91 88 9 2 82 80 18 4 72 69 28
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < - 41 41 59
Economically Disadvantaged 2 82 80 18 1 78 77 22 1 63 62 37
English Learners - 76 76 24 5 81 76 19 4 70 67 30
Geometry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students - 73 73 27 - 48 48 52 - 78 78 22
Female - 83 83 17 - 54 54 46 - 74 74 26
Male - 61 61 39 - 44 44 56 - 82 82 18
Black - 73 73 27 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic - 73 73 27 - 70 70 30 - 83 83 17
White - 73 73 27 - 35 35 65 - 84 84 16
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged - 67 67 33 - 48 48 52 - 76 76 24
English Learners - 67 67 33 < < < < < < < <
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 4 84 79 16 2 89 87 11 3 78 75 22
Female 5 92 87 8 4 94 90 6 5 89 84 11
Male 3 73 70 27 - 82 82 18 - 62 62 38
Black < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 6 94 88 6 - 79 79 21 - 69 69 31
White 2 77 74 23 4 95 91 5 5 81 76 19
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < 100 < 0
Economically Disadvantaged 6 77 71 23 3 83 80 18 - 77 77 23
English Learners < 100 < 0 - 67 67 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

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 14 78 64 22 8 77 68 23 12 78 66 22
Female 13 76 63 24 9 78 68 23 10 80 70 20
Male 16 80 65 20 8 76 68 24 14 75 61 25
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 6 78 72 22 3 54 51 46 - 65 65 35
Hispanic 11 66 55 34 3 63 59 37 8 65 56 35
White 17 84 67 16 12 86 74 14 15 85 70 15
Two or more races < < < < - 70 70 30 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 12 34 22 66 7 41 34 59 11 49 38 51
Economically Disadvantaged 9 68 59 32 4 64 61 36 8 73 65 27
English Learners 8 46 38 54 - 51 51 49 7 63 56 38
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 40 84 44 16 19 71 53 29 23 67 43 33
Female 40 80 40 20 20 74 54 26 17 66 49 34
Male 40 89 49 11 18 68 50 32 29 67 38 33
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 31 69 38 31 5 55 50 45 14 46 32 54
White 50 94 44 6 29 88 59 12 30 77 48 23
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 30 30 70 5 25 20 75
Economically Disadvantaged 25 80 54 20 6 58 53 42 18 63 45 37
English Learners 24 57 33 43 - 53 53 47 16 47 32 53
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 3 69 65 31 10 66 56 34 9 76 67 24
Female - 75 75 25 9 64 56 36 9 77 68 23
Male 6 64 58 36 11 68 57 32 9 76 67 24
Black < < < < - 50 50 50 < < < <
Hispanic 3 48 45 52 - 50 50 50 9 68 59 32
White 4 78 74 22 18 76 59 24 11 79 68 21
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 40 40 60 20 40 20 60 13 56 44 44
Economically Disadvantaged 3 57 55 43 3 56 52 44 4 75 71 25
English Learners - 24 24 76 - 36 36 64 < < < <
Biology Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 5 71 66 29 2 81 79 19 1 77 76 23
Female 5 64 59 36 3 81 78 19 2 74 71 26
Male 4 79 75 21 - 81 81 19 - 79 79 21
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black - 90 90 10 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 7 61 54 39 4 64 60 36 3 55 52 45
White 5 75 70 25 - 86 86 14 - 91 91 9
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 9 18 9 82 < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 3 57 53 43 2 66 64 34 2 69 68 31
English Learners 8 25 17 75 - 50 50 50 - 42 42 58
Chemistry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 23 91 68 9 11 96 84 4 10 90 80 10
Female 17 87 70 13 14 96 82 4 5 95 89 5
Male 29 95 67 5 6 94 88 6 25 75 50 25
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Hispanic 9 100 91 0 17 92 75 8 < 100 < 0
White 26 87 61 13 10 97 86 3 9 85 76 15
Economically Disadvantaged - 93 93 7 12 94 82 6 24 88 65 12
English Learners < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
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 7 85 78 15 5 77 72 23 11 85 74 15
Female 7 81 74 19 5 77 72 23 14 90 76 10
Male 7 90 83 10 5 77 72 23 7 79 71 21
Black < < < < < < < < - 62 62 38
Hispanic 4 73 69 27 - 65 65 35 7 79 72 21
White 8 90 83 10 8 86 77 14 17 94 77 6
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < - 70 70 30
Economically Disadvantaged 4 76 72 24 1 67 66 33 5 80 75 20
English Learners - 56 56 44 - 55 55 45 5 79 74 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 13 75 62 25 20 81 61 19 18 81 63 19
Female 12 72 60 28 17 80 63 20 15 83 67 17
Male 14 78 64 22 23 81 58 19 22 79 57 21
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 2 57 55 43 11 70 59 30 6 69 64 31
Hispanic 5 65 60 35 10 72 62 28 9 73 64 27
White 19 81 63 19 25 86 61 14 25 86 61 14
Two or more races - 73 73 27 15 69 54 31 - 80 80 20
Students with Disabilities 13 53 40 47 4 52 48 48 15 58 43 43
Economically Disadvantaged 8 65 57 35 13 74 61 26 12 77 65 23
English Learners 5 54 49 46 10 65 55 35 9 68 59 32
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 3 65 63 35 22 87 66 13 16 80 65 20
Female - 60 60 40 19 83 65 17 8 79 72 21
Male 6 71 65 29 26 92 67 8 26 81 56 19
Black - 20 20 80 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 3 57 53 43 9 83 74 17 4 65 61 35
White 3 76 72 24 25 91 66 9 20 88 67 13
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 4 48 44 52 9 77 67 23 13 71 58 29
English Learners - 36 36 64 - 62 62 38 - 57 57 43
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 10 81 70 19 11 87 75 13 11 82 71 18
Female 7 82 75 18 15 87 72 13 7 79 71 21
Male 13 79 66 21 7 86 79 14 15 85 71 15
Black - 80 80 20 17 83 67 17 < < < <
Hispanic 3 70 67 30 - 74 74 26 - 77 77 23
White 15 85 69 15 16 94 78 6 15 83 67 17
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 50 50 50 - 82 82 18 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 9 73 64 28 5 82 77 18 6 81 75 19
English Learners 5 58 53 42 - 69 69 31 10 90 80 10
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 7 64 57 36 27 73 46 27 16 83 67 17
Female 6 60 53 40 17 75 58 25 15 85 71 15
Male 9 71 62 29 33 72 38 28 17 79 63 21
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 9 52 43 48 13 63 50 38 13 69 56 31
White 6 76 70 24 36 82 46 18 21 91 71 9
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Economically Disadvantaged 7 49 42 51 20 66 46 34 5 76 71 24
English Learners 9 45 36 55 < < < < < < < <
Geography Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 11 74 63 26 10 81 71 19 8 92 83 8
Female 7 64 57 36 4 78 74 22 < 100 < 0
Male 15 85 69 15 20 87 67 13 < < < <
Black < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < < < < - 70 70 30 < 100 < 0
White 14 76 62 24 13 87 74 13 < 100 < 0
Two or more races < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < 100 < 0
Economically Disadvantaged - 62 62 38 14 62 48 38 < < < <
English Learners < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
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 22 97 75 3 28 92 64 8 31 90 59 10
Female 31 97 67 3 28 89 61 11 33 96 62 4
Male 12 97 85 3 27 95 68 5 28 84 56 16
Black < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Hispanic 12 88 76 12 21 89 68 11 20 88 68 12
White 33 100 67 0 31 93 62 7 39 89 50 11
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < 100 < 0 8 69 62 31 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 11 96 85 4 23 91 68 9 18 89 71 11
English Learners < < < < < 100 < 0 17 83 67 17
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 21 67 46 33 20 63 44 37 18 70 53 30
Female 21 68 47 32 14 65 51 35 16 73 57 27
Male 20 66 46 34 25 61 36 39 19 67 48 33
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 4 65 62 35 13 54 42 46 8 60 52 40
White 35 72 37 28 24 69 44 31 24 78 54 22
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 27 27 73 - 24 24 76 7 50 43 50
Economically Disadvantaged 7 55 48 45 7 58 51 42 15 66 51 34
English Learners 5 57 52 43 13 56 44 44 7 50 43 50
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: 93.58 State: 89.72 Division: 91.92 State: 88.34 Division: 89.42 State: 88.19

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

2015-20162016-20172017-2018
State3,4624,2272,762
Division212
Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Pre-kindergarten656061
Kindergarten10899104
Grade 113010698
Grade 210211999
Grade 39592121
Grade 4839195
Grade 5918799
Grade 6939379
Grade 7849289
Grade 812710093
Grade 910210877
Grade 10103105105
Grade 111048998
Grade 121039184
Total Students1,3901,3321,302
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

2017 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 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
All Students139013321302
Female692672672
Male698660630
American Indian114
Asian9109
Black1169385
Hispanic405405387
White823782787
Two or more races364130
Students with Disabilities155152154
Not Students with Disabilities123511801148
Economically Disadvantaged877789831
Not Economically Disadvantaged513543471
English Learners233229234
Not English Learners115711031068
Homeless23715
Military Connected681
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 39 39 1 3 3 0
State 50979 36013 2733 1046 5404 1786
Female Division 26 17 1 2 2 0
State 27837 15823 920 366 1922 656
Male Division 13 22 0 1 1 0
State 23142 20190 1813 680 3482 1130
Asian Division < < < < 0 <
State 5026 1194 70 18 91 37
Black Division < < < < 0 <
State 7955 11090 1111 244 1359 744
Hispanic Division 8 9 0 2 1 0
State 5086 5583 317 105 2172 323
White Division 26 24 1 1 2 0
State 30218 16420 1139 617 1589 596
Two or more races Division < < < < 0 <
State 2468 1542 87 58 163 73
Students with Disabilities Division < < < < < <
State 1056 6505 2733 136 1108 108
Economically Disadvantaged Division 11 21 1 1 3 0
State 10704 17342 1680 460 2640 1096
English Learners Division < < < < < <
State 1418 3757 272 31 1847 115
Homeless Division < < < < 0 <
State 232 695 90 42 303 61
Foster Care Division < < < < 0 <
State 35 175 31 10 56 15
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 Students857992.98296.533.5
Female484491.74695.824.2
Male373594.63697.312.7
Asian0<100<10000
Black0<100<10000
Hispanic201785199515
White545194.45296.323.7
Two or more races0<100<10000
Students with Disabilities0<<<<<<
Economically Disadvantaged373389.23491.938.1
English Learners0<<<<<<
Homeless0<100<10000
Foster Care0<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 Enrollment - - -
Dual Enrollment76 / 18.45%73 / 18.58%86 / 23.63%
Governor’s School Enrollment11 / 2.67%6 / 1.53%7 / 1.92%
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 91 63 31
State 82482 57560 30
Female Division 39 28 28
State 41546 31230 25
Male Division 52 35 33
State 40936 26330 36
Black Division 0 < 100
State 18272 11640 36
Hispanic Division 21 < 100
State 8547 5341 38
White Division 61 51 16
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 38 17 55
State 23515 13119 44
English Learners Division 15 < 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 AssessmentsDivision---
 State413936233471
State LicensuresDivision---
 State179019641412
Industry CertificationDivision191152220
 State100544109590103892
Workplace ReadinessDivision6585106
 State307754231350242
Total Credentials EarnedDivision256237326
 State137248157490159017
Students Earning One or More CredentialsDivision131151166
 State109089126113127744
CTE CompletersDivision626754
 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 61 73 14 19.2%
2014-2015
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 33 37 15 40.5%
2015-2016
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 22 24 2 8.3%
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
67.1 66.4 68.8

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
2014-20152,619.006,165.001,068.00
2015-20162,614.006,225.001,147.00
2016-20172,565.006,780.001,276.00

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 Students1225104344911741165338116910138211211701616
Female605522228577673122589512196203775
Male62052122159749221658050171259133911
American Indian0000000000000000
Asian12000000000000000
Black10114669494680772731320
Hispanic3483310932943171333335983571654
White7405515347186028187125320974337910
Two or more races23230244413462226402
Students with Disabilities11918541201717312318941431437
Economically Disadvantaged7539032467061015136716903516775581514
English Learners2261873207181062062055231842
Homeless21436104131304216110
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 <
Offenses Against Staff <
Property Offenses <
Other Offenses Against Persons 15
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses 42
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses <
Technology Offenses <
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 Indian0.0720.0750.307
Asian0.6470.7510.691
Black8.34514.676.98222.736.52833.33
Hispanic29.13717.3330.40521.2129.72430
Native Hawaiian
White59.20962.6758.70948.4860.44526.67
Two or more races2.595.333.0787.582.30410
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 Indian0.0720.0750.307
Asian0.6470.7510.691
Black8.3456.9826.528
Hispanic29.13730.4055029.724
Native Hawaiian
White59.20958.70960.445
Two or more races2.593.078502.304
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 Indian0.0720.0750.307
Asian0.6470.7510.691
Black8.3456.9826.528
Hispanic29.13730.40529.724
Native Hawaiian
White59.20958.70960.445
Two or more races2.593.0782.304
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 65.8564.5561.53
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 40.2842.343.96
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 75.9877.3481.2
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: 12.34 : 1

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2016-2017 Grades 8-12 Student Teacher Ratio: 11.79 : 1

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Provisionally Licensed Teachers

Provisionally Licensed Teachers
  2016-20172017-2018
Provisional4%3%
Provisional Special Education1%0%
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
2015-201646%51%2%1%
2016-201746%50%1%3%
2017-201846%50%1%3%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
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