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Category: High (09-12) School
Phone: 804-739-6275
Address: 12601 Bailey Bridge Rd. Midlothian, VA 23112-1805
Principal: Christin Ellis
Superintendent: Dr. James F Lane
Region: 1
Division: Chesterfield County Public Schools
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Performance Snapshot

Accountability

Accountability

Assessments

Assessments

Enrollment

Enrollment

College & Career Readiness

College & Career Readiness

Finance

School Finance

Learning Climate

Learning Climate

Teacher Quality

Teacher Quality

State Accreditation Status

Fully Accredited

Title I Improvement Status

Not Applicable

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Accountability

State Accreditation Status

Fully Accredited

Elementary and middle schools are Fully Accredited if students achieve adjusted pass rates on state assessments of 75 percent or higher in English and 70 percent or higher in mathematics, science and history. High schools are Fully Accredited if students achieve adjusted pass rates of 75 percent or higher in English and 70 percent or higher in mathematics, science and history; and attain a point value of 85 or greater based on the Graduation and Completion Index.

State Accreditation Results

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Accreditation ratings are based on the achievement of students on statewide tests taken during the previous academic year, or on achievement during the three most recent academic years. In determining the accreditation rating of a school, adjustments are made to reward schools for the successful remediation of previously failing students. Allowances also are made for certain transfer students and certain English language learners. The benchmark adjusted pass rates for a school to be rated as Fully Accredited are as follows:

  • English 75 percent
  • Mathematics 70 percent
  • Science 70 percent
  • History/Social Science 70 percent

Ratings for high schools also reflect the success of efforts to increase completion and graduation. To be rated as Fully Accredited, a high school must have a Graduation and Completion Index of at least 85 percent. The Graduation and Completion Index awards full credit for students who earn diplomas, and partial credit for high school equivalencies.

In addition, effective with the 2016-2017 school year, schools that meet all requirements for full accreditation for three consecutive years are automatically rated as Fully Accredited for a fourth year.

State Accreditation Results
  2013-20142014-20152015-2016 
SubjectAccreditation Benchmark1 Year3 Year1 Year3 Year1 Year3 YearMet Accreditation Benchmark
English75868983858384YES
Mathematics70737081768480YES
History70898890908789YES
Science70878686858686YES
Graduation and Completion Index85939293939694YES
LEGENDYes-C = Current year
Yes-3YR = Three-year average
Yes-4YR = Four-year average
IS = Improving school
AB = Approaching benchmark
W = Warned

Assessments

Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

Reading

Reading Performance: All Students

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 Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students8928588938475898411
Female994856895875592878
Male69085109918294858115
Asian18100820-1001000<100<0
Black486821448884132807820
Hispanic13948169978832848216
White7958851094846693877
Two or more races281007202110079012100880
Students with Disabilities146551351771542910635238
Economically Disadvantaged1179682159086102757325
English Learners<<<<<100<0<<<<
EOC English Reading Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students8928588938475898411
Female994856895875592878
Male69085109918294858115
Asian18100820-1001000<100<0
Black486821448884132807820
Hispanic13948169978832848216
White7958851094846693877
Two or more races281007202110079012100880
Students with Disabilities146450361771542910635238
Economically Disadvantaged1179682159086102757325
English Learners<<<<<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

Writing

Writing Performance: All Students

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 Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students188162191273622713756225
Female238864131582661815836817
Male13746026865573512675633
Asian30100700<<<<1394816
Black1071602945955418625338
Hispanic885781566862322696731
White228362171580652015806520
Two or more races3890521027956855394416
Students with Disabilities11443356629237111433257
Economically Disadvantaged<<<<94335576655835
English Learners<<<<7504350<<<<
EOC Writing Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students188162191273622713756225
Female238864131582661815836817
Male13746026865573512675633
Asian30100700<<<<1394816
Black1071602945955418625338
Hispanic885781566862322696731
White228362171580652015806520
Two or more races3890521027956855394416
Students with Disabilities11443356629237111433257
Economically Disadvantaged<<<<94335576655835
English Learners<<<<7504350<<<<
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

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 Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students107363271082721810847416
Female137966211085741512867414
Male7686132107969219827318
American Indian<100<0<100<0<100<0
Asian279164916957951396834
Black661553957065305746926
Hispanic677712367973216878113
Native Hawaiian<100<0<100<0<100<0
White117967211287751313887412
Two or more races238360182086661414897411
Students with Disabilities4363264865563512594741
Economically Disadvantaged356524466558358736527
English Learners<<<<<<<<-808020
Algebra I Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students1383762-535347-606040
Female2474553-606040-646436
Male-323268-484852-575743
Asian<<<<<<<<<100<0
Black-232377-454555-575743
Hispanic-424258-383862-636338
White2545246-626238-636337
Two or more races<<<<<<<<<<<<
Students with Disabilities-171783-545446-474753
Economically Disadvantaged-292971-404060-484852
Geometry Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students877692378577156847816
Female979702178679146857815
Male674682688375175827718
American Indian<100<0<100<0<100<0
Asian<100<010100900991829
Black466623477567252737127
Hispanic779712137976212878513
White981721988981119898011
Two or more races128876125847916793877
Students with Disabilities-31316926664342525048
Economically Disadvantaged-59594178578152747226
English Learners<<<<<<<<<100<0
Algebra II Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students15826718148974111793767
Female19866714159075101893747
Male10776723148874121593787
Asian<100<0<100<010100900
Black1176652438077201191809
Hispanic79083108928488100920
Native Hawaiian<100<0
White1783661718917392092738
Two or more races28896111379558527100730
Students with Disabilities-595941-747426-797921
Economically Disadvantaged682761875750432294726
English Learners<100<0<100<0<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

Science

Science Performance: All Students

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 Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students687811388778137867914
Female788821288880126847816
Male686801498676148898111
American Indian<<<<<<<<<<<<
Asian1189781110908110892848
Black277752337573252787622
Hispanic687811358782134898411
Native Hawaiian<100<0<100<0<100<0
White89183911928089908110
Two or more races892858209475612887512
Students with Disabilities254534666053405656035
Economically Disadvantaged376732467367273807720
English Learners6767124-1001000-92928
Biology Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students4888412108675147847716
Female49187998879137827518
Male4858115128471168867914
American Indian<<<<<<<<<100<0
Asian<100<0<<<<-92928
Black181801937370272686632
Hispanic3939078847616-92928
White69185914917899898011
Two or more races694886221007802294726
Students with Disabilities-6161393474453-525248
Economically Disadvantaged-75752546561355787422
English Learners<<<<<100<0<100<0
Chemistry Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students1089791138885127878113
Female118776131919094848016
Male89183948479161092828
American Indian<100<0<<<<
Asian11897811<<<<<100<0
Black589841118281181858415
Hispanic1292818-969643878413
Native Hawaiian<100<0
White1288771239087108888012
Two or more races1288761278073201794786
Students with Disabilities-606040<<<<-626238
Economically Disadvantaged-909010-7777232807820
English Learners<<<<<100<0<100<0
Earth Science Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students584791698778135888212
Female4868114108575154848016
Male68276188898011791849
American Indian<100<0
Asian<<<<10100900<<<<
Black167663327371272828018
Hispanic681751938582156878113
White7938671393817893857
Two or more races69489629100710-767624
Students with Disabilities14644542636137-717129
Economically Disadvantaged572672867670242817819
English Learners<<<<<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

History

History Performance: All Students

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 Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students118978111290781011877613
Female1088781298980117857815
Male1391779159176914897511
American Indian<<<<<100<0<100<0
Asian14100860179679417100830
Black681751958479166797321
Hispanic118978118948667867914
Native Hawaiian<100<0<100<0<100<0
White149279815917791391779
Two or more races191008102410076011887712
Students with Disabilities565603596657346676133
Economically Disadvantaged775682547874225797421
English Learners68882127878013-868614
VA & US History Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students1694786119179912907710
Female15947968928488888012
Male1794786158974111791749
American Indian<100<0<100<0
Asian2310077020100800<100<0
Black790821058681146817619
Hispanic3093637111008909857715
Native Hawaiian<100<0
White1896784149076101693787
Two or more races281007202010080013100880
Students with Disabilities567623346561356736727
Economically Disadvantaged7736727-7474266827618
English Learners<<<<<<<<<100<0
World History I Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students7847716148774137837517
Female5847916138572155817619
Male98475161589751110857515
American Indian<<<<
Asian<100<01090801010100900
Black473692787971216756925
Hispanic684781678376176837717
White889801117917499887912
Two or more races1010090024100760-707030
Students with Disabilities356534456459362484752
Economically Disadvantaged570653067469263737027
English Learners<100<0<<<<<<<<
World History II Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students1290791089385711897811
Female98677144928789857715
Male149681413968241594796
American Indian<100<0<100<0
Asian<100<0<100<015100850
Black681751928987115817519
Hispanic3939075100950493897
White1592778109383714907710
Two or more races141008601810082018100820
Students with Disabilities-82821875750431493797
Economically Disadvantaged7878013-929285868114
English Learners<100<0<100<0<100<0
Geography Performance2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Student SubgroupAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailedAdvancedPassedProficientFailed
All Students20100800251007504194536
Female<100<0<100<0<<<<
Male<100<0<100<0<100<0
Black<100<0<100<0<100<0
Hispanic<100<0<100<0<100<0
White<100<0<100<03892548
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

2013-20142014-20152015-2016
State000
Division000
School000
Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Grade 9551519557
Grade 10478519507
Grade 11418469487
Grade 12464436477
Total Students1,9111,9432,028
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 Subgroup

2015 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
Subgroup2013-20142014-20152015-2016
All Students191119432028
Female9529731010
Male9599701018
American Indian964
Asian394244
Black537554576
Hispanic163155182
Native Hawaiian512
White108911051135
Two or more races698085
Students with Disabilities276263285
Not Students with Disabilities163516801743
Economically Disadvantaged328343460
Not Economically Disadvantaged158316001568
English Learners211513
Not English Learners189019282015
Homeless81016
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 2016: 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 2015-2016 Cohort
Student SubgroupSchoolAdvanced DiplomasStandard DiplomasOther DiplomasGED'sDropoutsOther Non-Graduates
All StudentsSchool23721291175
Division259016241245231075
State4917334246347093350192269
FemaleSchool144954073
Division1455700502212032
State268261510112433531834822
MaleSchool9311751102
Division1135924743019043
State2234719145222758031851447
American IndianSchool<<<<0<
Division460030
State110111115287
AsianSchool920000
Division119241051
State44281224891612962
BlackSchool53702094
Division5466396349631
State79001054014302301415981
HispanicSchool25131010
Division2102071468010
State44244514381851538310
WhiteSchool1411166171
Division1608703424111931
State300171650514315601740817
Two or more racesSchool8110000
Division102434152
State222313111283616089
Students with DisabilitiesSchool1219050
Division282261245651
State946531134691091067120
Economically DisadvantagedSchool26525033
Division2714625286733
State921814811194032621251240
English LearnersSchool<<<<<<
Division156980452
State448207029417117888
HomelessSchool<<<<<<
Division11273060
State1976231151116285
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 SubgroupStudents in CohortGraduatesOn-Time Graduation RateCompletersCompletion RateCohort DropoutsCohort Dropout Rate
All Students48145895.245995.4173.5
Female253243962439672.8
Male22821594.321694.7104.4
American Indian0<100<10000
Asian11111001110000
Black13812590.612590.696.5
Hispanic403997.53997.512.5
White27226396.726497.172.6
Two or more races19191001910000
Students with Disabilities363186.13186.1513.9
Economically Disadvantaged898393.38393.333.4
English Learners0<<<<<<
Homeless0<<<<<<
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 Type2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Advanced Placement Test Taken210 / 10.99%219 / 11.27%235 / 11.59%
Advanced Placement Course Enrollment260 / 13.61%313 / 16.11%322 / 15.88%
Dual Enrollment94 / 4.92%87 / 4.48%71 / 3.5%
Governor’s School Enrollment20 / 1.05%25 / 1.29%29 / 1.43%
IB Course Enrollment - - -
Senior Enrolled in IB Program - - -
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

Postsecondary Enrollment

2013-2014 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.

2013-2014 FGI cohort year (students entering high school in 2010)
Total number of students in the cohort earning a federally recognized high school diplomaStudents who enrolled in any Institution of Higher Education (IHE) within 16 months of earning a federally recognized high school diploma
TypeTotalTotal HERemaining Percent
All StudentsSchool42228632
Division4262306928
State807645806228
FemaleSchool22116625
Division2173166323
State410163155223
MaleSchool20112040
Division2089140633
State397482651033
American IndianSchool0<100
Division13<100
State25416635
AsianSchool0<100
Division17415113
State5269454514
BlackSchool937025
Division118180432
State175771162334
HispanicSchool412929
Division30918241
State7574489435
Native HawaiianSchool0<100
Division0<100
State1147732
WhiteSchool26016736
Division2446181726
State467663441226
Two or more racesSchool131023
Division13310422
State3210234527
Students with DisabilitiesSchool381561
Division27913053
State5865307548
Economically DisadvantagedSchool644530
Division65436844
State228881345141
English LearnersSchool171135
Division1387248
State5050327035
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
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
NOCTI AssessmentsSchool232033
 Division11982223
 State502439714139
State LicensuresSchool535
 Division393629
 State90516731790
Industry CertificationSchool189610635
 Division184953685487
 State6932189541100544
Workplace ReadinessSchool866987
 Division649876962
 State283493366530775
Total Credentials EarnedSchool303702760
 Division265663626701
 State103599128850137248
Students Earning One or More CredentialsSchool257614623
 Division234055525746
 State86257104867109089
CTE CompletersSchool184172178
 Division185817111588
 State419243929142404
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 TakersNumber of Tests TakenNumber of Tests with Qualifying ScoresPercentage of Tests Passed
All Students18328219569.1%
2014-2015
Number of Test TakersNumber of Tests TakenNumber of Tests with Qualifying ScoresPercentage of Tests Passed
All Students22035125773.2%
2015-2016
Number of Test TakersNumber of Tests TakenNumber of Tests with Qualifying ScoresPercentage of Tests Passed
All Students22935825470.9%
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
 2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Percentage of fiscal year division
operating expenditures for instructional costs
66.868.569.4

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
 2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Percentage of fiscal year state
operating expenditures for instructional costs
66.266.867.1

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 FundingStateFederal
2012-20134,018.004,704.00553.00
2013-20143,792.004,749.00481.00
2014-20153,938.005,045.00504.00

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 FundingStateFederal
2012-20135,777.004,605.00875.00
2013-20145,823.004,634.00784.00
2014-20155,949.004,802.00772.00

Learning Climate

Percent of Students Absent

Percent of Students Absent 2015-2016 School Year:

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
2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016
Subgroup0%-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 Students168912755116174511345104179112240792081675
Female8676327568695817509096217351036114
Male8226428608765528548826023441045561
American Indian0000900100000000
Asian34112382014011046000
Black469461549480311941505362433598350
Hispanic147125815110381401955193101
Native Hawaiian0000000000000000
White96861315410006221481028599371153224
Two or more races61732628257271385000
Students with Disabilities20425143623826122321222911272333
Economically Disadvantaged351481947336431847306411728532252
English Learners26312201021510015000
Homeless1123773051822330010
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

Attendance Rate

Attendance Rate: All Students

The attendance rate equals “average daily attendance” divided by “average daily membership.” Average daily attendance is the aggregate number of days of attendance of all students during a school year divided by the number of days school is in session during the year. Average daily membership is the aggregate number of days of membership of all students during a school year divided by the number of days school is in session during the year.

Attendance Rate
Subgroup2013-20142014-20152015-2016
All Students94.9695.4299.25
Female94.9795.5899.32
Male94.9595.2599.18
American Indian93.2691.4697.93
Asian96.6997.4299.77
Black94.3494.8399.14
Hispanic95.1895.2499.16
Native Hawaiian94.6891.87100
White95.2295.7499.31
Two or more races94.3294.6499.12
Students with Disabilities92.9894.0698.75
Economically Disadvantaged92.4293.4298.87
English Learners95.2596.6298.4
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

2015-2016 Offenses
 Number of Offenses
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses23
Technology Offenses15
Offenses Against Student21
Offenses Against Staff13
Weapons Offenses<
Property Offenses<
All Other Offenses<
Other Offenses Against Persons27
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses179
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
 2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Subgroup% Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions
American Indian.471.309.197
Asian2.0412.1621.512.17
Black28.163.7428.51362.3128.40261.05
Hispanic8.533.857.9775.038.9746.98
Native Hawaiian.262.051.099
White56.98629.1256.87128.1455.96627.33
Two or more races3.6113.34.1173.024.1914.65
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
 2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Subgroup% Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions
American Indian.471.309.197
Asian2.0412.1622.17
Black28.110028.5135028.402
Hispanic8.537.9778.974
Native Hawaiian.262.051.099
White56.98656.8715055.966
Two or more races3.6114.1174.191
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
 2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Subgroup% Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian.471.309.197
Asian2.0412.1622.17
Black28.128.51328.402
Hispanic8.537.9778.974
Native Hawaiian.262.051.099
White56.98656.87155.966
Two or more races3.6114.1174.191
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
 2015-2016
 Percentage
All Students23.92
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
 2015-2016
 Percentage
All Students6.28--
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
 2015-2016
 Percentage
All Students47.49--
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

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Provisionally Licensed Teachers

Provisionally Licensed Teachers
 2014-20152015-2016
Provisional Special Education1%2%
Provisional1%3%
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.

Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Not Meeting the Federal Definition of Highly Qualified

Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Not Meeting the Federal Definition of Highly Qualified
 2013-20142014-20152015-2016
School
This school--1%
Division
All Schools-1%-
High Poverty-1%-
Low Poverty-1%-
State
All Schools1%1%1%
High Poverty2%2%2%
Low Poverty1%1%1%
LEGEND< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

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: 2015-2016

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 DegreeMaster's DegreeDoctoral DegreeOther
2013-201444%55%0%1%
2014-201542%56%0%2%
2015-201643%56%0%1%
LEGEND< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
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