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Forest Park High

General school information

Category: High (09-12) School
Phone: 703-583-3200
Address: 15721 Forest Park Drive Woodbridge, VA 22193
Principal: Richard Martinez
Superintendent: Dr. Steven L. Walts
Region: 4
Division: Prince William County Public Schools
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Accreditation

Performance Snapshot

Assessments

Assessments

Enrollment

Enrollment

College & Career Readiness

College & Career Readiness

Finance

School Finance

Learning Climate

Learning Climate

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality

State Accreditation Status

Accredited

Reward School Status


ACCREDITATION

Accreditation Status This Year: Accredited
Annual Waiver: 2016 through 2018

School Quality Indicators

Academic Achievement

English Level One
Mathematics Level One
Science Level One

Achievement Gaps

EnglishLevel One
MathematicsLevel Two

Student engagement & Outcomes

Chronic Absenteeism Level Two
Dropout Rate Level One
Graduation and Completion Level One

Accredited: All indicators at Level One or Level Two or Waiver
Accredited With Conditions: One or more indicators at Level Three
Accreditation Denied: Under State Sanction

Achievement Gaps: English and Mathematics

Reporting on the achievement and progress of student groups allows schools to identify learners in need of additional support and resources.

Student Group Achievement Gap - English Achievement Gap - Math
Asian Level One Level One
Black Level One Level One
Economically Disadvantaged Level One Level Two
English Learners Level One Level One
Hispanic Level One Level One
Students with Disabilities Level Two Level Three
White Level One Level One

18.28% of the students in this school were chronically absent.

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 8 92 84 8 9 90 81 10 7 89 82 11
Female 9 94 84 6 10 91 81 9 7 91 83 9
Male 7 91 84 9 8 89 81 11 6 87 81 13
Asian 7 93 87 7 3 94 92 6 2 93 91 7
Black 3 88 85 12 1 84 82 16 3 79 76 21
Hispanic 5 82 77 18 5 84 79 16 9 82 73 18
White 10 98 87 2 14 95 81 5 10 97 87 3
Two or more races 15 98 84 2 20 93 73 7 5 95 91 5
Students with Disabilities 2 62 60 38 5 65 60 35 11 61 50 39
Economically Disadvantaged 1 82 81 18 1 77 76 23 5 76 71 24
English Learners - 68 68 32 5 61 56 39 - 52 52 48
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 8 92 84 8 9 90 81 10 7 89 82 11
Female 9 94 84 6 10 91 81 9 7 91 83 9
Male 7 91 84 9 8 89 81 11 6 87 81 13
Asian 7 93 87 7 3 94 92 6 2 93 91 7
Black 3 88 85 12 1 84 82 16 3 79 76 21
Hispanic 5 82 77 18 5 84 79 16 9 82 73 18
White 10 98 87 2 14 95 81 5 10 97 87 3
Two or more races 15 98 84 2 20 93 73 7 5 95 91 5
Students with Disabilities 2 61 59 39 5 64 59 36 11 61 50 39
Economically Disadvantaged 2 82 80 18 1 77 76 23 5 76 71 24
English Learners - 68 68 32 5 61 56 39 - 52 52 48
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 27 89 62 11 28 89 60 11 22 87 65 13
Female 30 93 63 7 32 89 58 11 26 90 64 10
Male 24 86 62 14 26 88 62 12 19 84 65 16
Asian 37 93 57 7 36 100 64 0 20 95 75 5
Black 14 79 66 21 16 81 65 19 9 77 68 23
Hispanic 15 82 67 18 23 80 56 20 18 84 66 16
White 37 95 58 5 39 95 56 5 34 93 59 7
Two or more races 31 95 64 5 30 94 64 6 17 85 68 15
Students with Disabilities 8 58 51 42 7 64 57 36 15 60 45 40
Economically Disadvantaged 6 79 73 21 12 76 64 24 11 75 64 25
English Learners - 58 58 42 10 73 63 27 - 57 57 43
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 27 89 62 11 28 89 60 11 22 87 65 13
Female 30 93 63 7 32 89 58 11 26 90 64 10
Male 24 86 62 14 26 88 62 12 19 84 65 16
Asian 37 93 57 7 36 100 64 0 20 95 75 5
Black 14 80 66 20 16 81 65 19 9 77 68 23
Hispanic 15 82 67 18 23 80 56 20 18 84 66 16
White 37 95 58 5 39 95 56 5 34 93 59 7
Two or more races 31 95 64 5 30 94 64 6 17 85 68 15
Students with Disabilities 8 60 52 40 7 64 57 36 15 60 45 40
Economically Disadvantaged 6 80 73 20 12 76 64 24 11 75 64 25
English Learners - 60 60 40 10 73 63 27 - 57 57 43
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 8 76 68 24 9 80 72 20 7 72 66 28
Female 8 78 70 22 8 80 72 20 5 75 70 25
Male 8 75 67 25 9 80 71 20 7 70 62 30
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 24 88 64 13 20 91 72 9 16 86 70 14
Black 3 65 62 35 3 69 66 31 3 67 64 33
Hispanic 7 74 67 26 7 74 67 26 4 64 60 36
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 10 84 73 16 11 87 76 13 9 79 70 21
Two or more races 6 76 70 24 9 87 78 13 7 72 65 28
Students with Disabilities 4 50 46 50 6 48 42 52 3 41 38 59
Economically Disadvantaged 5 66 61 34 5 67 62 33 3 60 57 40
English Learners 4 59 54 41 4 61 57 39 3 47 44 53
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 1 70 69 30 1 77 76 23 1 63 62 37
Female 1 73 72 27 1 77 76 23 - 69 68 31
Male - 67 67 33 1 76 76 24 1 58 57 42
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0
Asian 4 78 74 22 - 84 84 16 4 79 75 21
Black - 61 61 39 - 71 71 29 - 61 61 39
Hispanic 2 68 66 32 - 68 68 32 1 58 57 42
White - 79 79 21 3 85 82 15 1 65 64 35
Two or more races - 70 70 30 - 84 84 16 - 69 69 31
Students with Disabilities - 49 49 51 - 51 51 49 - 39 39 61
Economically Disadvantaged 1 58 57 42 - 63 63 38 - 53 53 47
English Learners - 50 50 50 - 65 65 35 1 50 49 50
Geometry 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 71 19 6 78 72 22 7 73 66 27
Female 9 82 73 18 7 79 72 21 5 73 68 27
Male 11 80 69 20 6 78 72 22 8 73 65 27
Asian 25 90 65 10 17 91 74 9 16 84 68 16
Black 4 67 64 33 2 63 61 37 3 69 66 31
Hispanic 10 82 73 18 5 75 70 25 6 63 57 37
White 12 90 77 10 7 86 79 14 9 81 72 19
Two or more races 9 72 63 28 7 87 80 13 10 73 63 28
Students with Disabilities 3 48 45 53 2 36 33 64 - 29 29 71
Economically Disadvantaged 7 74 66 26 2 63 61 37 4 61 57 39
English Learners 5 63 58 38 3 53 50 47 4 38 35 62
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 15 79 64 21 20 87 67 13 13 83 70 17
Female 16 79 63 21 17 87 69 13 12 85 73 15
Male 13 79 65 21 22 88 65 12 15 81 66 19
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0
Asian 41 93 52 7 34 95 61 5 26 95 68 5
Black 8 70 62 30 8 76 68 24 11 78 67 22
Hispanic 8 74 66 26 19 83 63 17 8 78 70 22
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 17 81 64 19 21 90 69 10 15 87 72 13
Two or more races 10 87 77 13 23 93 70 7 10 73 63 27
Students with Disabilities 8 62 54 38 < < < < 8 77 69 23
Economically Disadvantaged 7 67 61 33 18 85 67 15 12 83 71 17
English Learners < < < < 19 67 48 33 18 64 45 36
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 13 88 76 12 11 87 76 13 12 83 70 17
Female 11 88 77 12 10 86 76 14 11 84 73 16
Male 14 89 75 11 12 88 75 12 14 81 68 19
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 25 93 68 7 17 93 76 7 25 95 70 5
Black 5 81 76 19 5 82 77 18 8 75 67 25
Hispanic 7 82 75 18 9 76 67 24 7 73 66 27
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
White 18 96 78 4 15 94 79 6 17 92 75 8
Two or more races 16 88 72 12 12 87 76 13 12 83 72 17
Students with Disabilities 4 64 60 36 5 58 53 42 2 47 45 53
Economically Disadvantaged 4 76 73 24 6 72 65 28 8 69 61 31
English Learners 4 57 53 43 2 57 55 43 5 56 51 44
Biology Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 13 87 74 13 11 83 72 17 13 77 64 23
Female 10 86 76 14 10 83 73 17 10 79 69 21
Male 15 88 73 12 12 82 71 18 16 76 60 24
Asian 23 90 67 10 18 94 76 6 21 92 71 8
Black 4 77 73 23 6 78 72 22 11 70 59 30
Hispanic 6 79 73 21 7 66 59 34 7 62 55 38
White 21 97 76 3 14 92 78 8 19 90 72 10
Two or more races 11 91 80 9 15 87 72 13 11 81 70 19
Students with Disabilities 3 54 51 46 4 50 46 50 - 30 30 70
Economically Disadvantaged 2 71 69 29 6 63 57 37 8 58 50 42
English Learners - 45 45 55 - 45 45 55 4 51 47 49
Chemistry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 18 92 73 8 18 93 74 7 19 93 74 7
Female 19 92 74 8 16 91 75 9 19 95 75 5
Male 18 91 73 9 20 93 73 7 19 92 73 8
American Indian < < < <
Asian 35 97 62 3 26 100 74 0 38 98 60 2
Black 11 88 77 12 10 91 82 9 12 89 78 11
Hispanic 12 84 71 16 18 88 70 12 14 90 76 10
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 20 98 77 2 22 94 72 6 22 97 75 3
Two or more races 23 83 60 17 14 89 74 11 15 88 73 12
Students with Disabilities - 77 77 23 12 71 59 29 6 61 56 39
Economically Disadvantaged 8 89 81 11 14 84 70 16 16 88 73 12
English Learners 17 67 50 33 11 89 78 11 12 71 59 29
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 6 88 82 12 5 87 82 13 4 79 75 21
Female 2 87 85 13 3 85 82 15 4 80 75 20
Male 9 89 80 11 6 89 82 11 4 79 75 21
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 11 94 83 6 - 80 80 20 6 94 89 6
Black 2 81 79 19 2 79 77 21 1 73 72 27
Hispanic 1 86 84 14 2 82 79 18 3 74 71 26
White 10 94 85 6 8 97 89 3 8 88 80 12
Two or more races 15 88 74 12 5 87 82 13 8 80 72 20
Students with Disabilities 2 72 70 28 - 57 57 43 2 54 53 46
Economically Disadvantaged 2 76 74 24 - 74 74 26 2 70 68 30
English Learners - 69 69 31 - 60 60 40 2 57 55 43
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 23 89 67 11 24 90 66 10 18 85 67 15
Female 17 88 70 12 19 88 69 12 15 82 68 18
Male 27 91 64 9 29 92 63 8 22 88 66 12
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 32 96 64 4 38 98 59 2 30 93 63 7
Black 12 83 71 17 16 84 67 16 14 80 66 20
Hispanic 17 81 64 19 16 86 70 14 11 77 67 23
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 30 96 66 4 31 95 64 5 25 92 67 8
Two or more races 27 92 66 8 26 90 64 10 15 84 69 16
Students with Disabilities 10 72 62 28 8 63 55 37 7 54 47 46
Economically Disadvantaged 12 77 65 23 12 78 66 22 11 74 63 26
English Learners 5 59 55 41 9 75 66 25 7 55 48 45
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 15 88 73 12 19 91 72 9 18 86 68 14
Female 8 87 79 13 14 89 75 11 14 85 71 15
Male 21 90 68 10 23 92 69 8 21 87 66 13
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0
Asian 15 89 74 11 22 100 78 0 33 88 55 12
Black 9 80 71 20 10 84 73 16 9 80 71 20
Hispanic 9 78 69 22 15 88 73 12 10 76 66 24
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 20 97 77 3 25 95 71 5 25 94 70 6
Two or more races 23 95 72 5 28 91 63 9 16 84 68 16
Students with Disabilities 2 73 71 27 6 67 62 33 2 53 51 47
Economically Disadvantaged 4 72 68 28 6 80 74 20 11 71 61 29
English Learners 3 59 57 41 10 80 70 20 - 33 33 67
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 23 90 67 10 23 88 65 12 20 86 66 14
Female 21 91 70 9 21 86 65 14 16 82 66 18
Male 25 90 65 10 25 90 65 10 23 89 66 11
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 35 96 61 4 37 94 57 6 31 94 63 6
Black 11 86 75 14 17 81 64 19 16 81 65 19
Hispanic 19 82 62 18 15 82 67 18 11 80 69 20
White 33 97 64 3 27 93 66 7 28 94 65 6
Two or more races 15 89 74 11 27 92 65 8 16 87 71 13
Students with Disabilities 5 63 58 37 2 57 55 43 6 54 48 46
Economically Disadvantaged 14 78 64 22 10 72 62 28 11 75 64 25
English Learners - 47 47 53 6 69 63 31 7 73 66 27
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 29 89 61 11 31 93 62 7 17 83 66 17
Female 21 84 63 16 22 90 68 10 14 79 65 21
Male 34 93 59 7 39 95 56 5 20 86 67 14
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 39 100 61 0 52 100 48 0 26 98 72 2
Black 15 83 68 17 22 86 64 14 15 77 62 23
Hispanic 20 82 62 18 18 91 73 9 10 75 65 25
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 37 94 57 6 40 97 57 3 21 88 67 12
Two or more races 41 91 50 9 24 88 63 12 13 82 69 18
Students with Disabilities 10 78 68 22 16 64 48 36 8 52 44 48
Economically Disadvantaged 13 78 65 22 22 85 63 15 10 74 64 26
English Learners 11 71 60 29 11 82 71 18 12 52 39 48
Geography Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Female < 100 < 0
Male < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < <
White < 100 < 0
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

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

2015-20162016-20172017-2018
State3,4624,2272,762
Division465544285
School000
Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Grade 9645621577
Grade 10551557575
Grade 11519514519
Grade 12561520546
Total Students2,2762,2122,217
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 Students227622122217
Female995975974
Male128112371243
American Indian765
Asian154157177
Black591573605
Hispanic441442464
Native Hawaiian453
White876836791
Two or more races203193172
Students with Disabilities253257254
Not Students with Disabilities202319551963
Economically Disadvantaged558521711
Not Economically Disadvantaged171816911506
English Learners146189184
Not English Learners213020232033
Homeless455
Military Connected75171164
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

School

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 also 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 school-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 School Advanced Diplomas Standard Diplomas Other Diplomas GED's Dropouts Other Non-Graduates
All Students School 275 220 20 7 14 8
Division 3180 2848 181 50 376 103
State 50979 36013 2733 1046 5404 1786
Female School 124 90 3 2 5 3
Division 1731 1236 64 18 138 35
State 27837 15823 920 366 1922 656
Male School 151 130 17 5 9 5
Division 1449 1612 117 32 238 68
State 23142 20190 1813 680 3482 1130
American Indian School < < < < 0 <
Division 14 9 0 0 0 2
State 144 124 8 2 27 9
Asian School 24 11 0 1 0 0
Division 372 153 8 2 6 0
State 5026 1194 70 18 91 37
Black School 68 72 12 2 4 5
Division 623 740 74 9 52 35
State 7955 11090 1111 244 1359 744
Hispanic School 38 50 2 1 7 1
Division 659 1027 52 10 266 39
State 5086 5583 317 105 2172 323
Native Hawaiian School < < < < 0 <
Division < < < < 0 <
State 82 60 1 2 3 4
White School 123 64 5 3 2 2
Division 1296 752 40 23 41 23
State 30218 16420 1139 617 1589 596
Two or more races School 20 23 1 0 1 0
Division 210 165 7 5 11 4
State 2468 1542 87 58 163 73
Students with Disabilities School 5 38 20 1 2 0
Division 53 473 181 8 79 0
State 1056 6505 2733 136 1108 108
Economically Disadvantaged School 51 91 11 3 10 3
Division 804 1417 117 15 191 62
State 10704 17342 1680 460 2640 1096
English Learners School 7 21 0 0 5 0
Division 149 607 38 2 171 0
State 1418 3757 272 31 1847 115
Homeless School < < < < 0 <
Division 7 18 6 2 2 3
State 232 695 90 42 303 61
Foster Care School < < < < 0 <
Division < < < < 0 <
State 35 175 31 10 56 15
Military Connected School 22 20 1 0 1 0
Division 127 84 2 0 6 2
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 Students54451594.752296142.6
Female22721795.621996.552.2
Male3172989430395.692.8
American Indian0<100<10000
Asian363597.23610000
Black16315293.315494.542.5
Hispanic999090.99191.977.1
Native Hawaiian0<100<10000
White19919296.51959821
Two or more races454497.84497.812.2
Students with Disabilities666395.5649723
Economically Disadvantaged16915390.515692.3105.9
English Learners332884.82884.8515.2
Homeless0<100<10000
Foster Care0<100<10000
Military Connected444397.74397.712.3
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 Taken769 / 33.79%676 / 30.6%540 / 24.38%
Advanced Placement Course Enrollment771 / 33.88%692 / 31.33%639 / 28.85%
Dual Enrollment41 / 1.8%116 / 5.25%147 / 6.64%
Governor’s School Enrollment7 / .31%5 / .23%7 / .32%
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 School 489 389 20
Division 5394 4048 25
State 82482 57560 30
Female School 228 183 20
Division 2737 2188 20
State 41546 31230 25
Male School 261 206 21
Division 2657 1860 30
State 40936 26330 36
American Indian School 0 < 100
Division 22 19 14
State 220 132 40
Asian School 37 35 5
Division 451 401 11
State 5492 4724 14
Black School 120 88 27
Division 1166 880 25
State 18272 11640 36
Hispanic School 89 63 29
Division 1396 880 37
State 8547 5341 38
Native Hawaiian School 0 < 100
Division 12 < 100
State 111 70 37
White School 193 161 17
Division 1994 1588 20
State 46319 33154 28
Two or more races School 48 41 15
Division 353 271 23
State 3521 2499 29
Students with Disabilities School 28 15 46
Division 341 174 49
State 5986 3008 50
Economically Disadvantaged School 111 73 34
Division 1551 1030 34
State 23515 13119 44
English Learners School 46 31 33
Division 815 473 42
State 5120 3136 39
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results.
- = no data available for that group
* = Data not yet available
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 AssessmentsSchool000
 Division000
 State413936233471
State LicensuresSchool000
 Division314056
 State179019641412
Industry CertificationSchool621612385
 Division409542063965
 State100544109590103892
Workplace ReadinessSchool185279316
 Division397161185297
 State307754231350242
Total Credentials EarnedSchool806891701
 Division8097103649318
 State137248157490159017
Students Earning One or More CredentialsSchool685748620
 Division726288418322
 State109089126113127744
CTE CompletersSchool195170220
 Division252927362981
 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 756 1444 687 47.6%
2014-2015
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 724 1319 617 46.8%
2015-2016
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 730 1443 707 49%
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
64.6 64.8 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
2014-20154,943.005,277.00574.00
2015-20164,918.005,278.00683.00
2016-20175,099.005,499.00759.00

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 Students1938196791541918207981521820217851721837219102144
Female83410536778309345808039939807941034469
Male1104914377108811453721017118469210431165875
American Indian0000000000000000
Asian139157314079113710591571286
Black530501641499593140472542548518512743
Hispanic327481646353492052350561645357582648
Native Hawaiian0000000000000000
White751692843748733040695773252657773735
Two or more races180131121168198171572061714021412
Students with Disabilities195261029208291725182331742191292135
Economically Disadvantaged486713591460895084465903687530965787
English Learners122245201152282115926324146211025
Homeless0000323951184214
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 18
Offenses Against Staff <
Weapons Offenses <
Property Offenses <
All Other Offenses 24
Other Offenses Against Persons 38
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses 96
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses 26
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 Indian0.3080.2720.226
Asian6.7661.547.1073.577.9913.05
Black25.96750.7725.93948.9827.31453.05
Hispanic19.3762020.00922.9620.94817.07
Native Hawaiian0.1760.2260.135
White38.48913.8537.84514.2935.71115.85
Two or more races8.91913.858.73710.27.76510.98
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 Indian0.3080.2720.226
Asian6.7667.1077.991
Black25.9675025.9394027.314
Hispanic19.3762520.0094020.94850
Native Hawaiian0.1760.2260.135
White38.4892537.84535.71150
Two or more races8.9198.737207.765
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 Indian0.3080.2720.226
Asian6.7667.1077.991
Black25.96725.93927.314100
Hispanic19.37620.00920.948
Native Hawaiian0.1760.2260.135
White38.48937.84535.711
Two or more races8.9198.7377.765
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 26.3326.1726.26
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 23.8923.6229.28
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

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 78.3377.2477.95
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

Provisionally Licensed Teachers

Provisionally Licensed Teachers
  2016-20172017-2018
Provisional Special Education1%2%
Provisional4%4%
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
2015-201627%72%0%1%
2016-201729%69%0%2%
2017-201829%69%0%2%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
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