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Wakefield High

General school information

Category: High (09-12) School
Phone: 703-228-6700
Address: 1325 S. Dinwiddie Street Arlington, VA 22206
Principal: Mr. Chris Willmore
Superintendent: Dr. Patrick K. Murphy
Region: 4
Division: Arlington 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

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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 Two
MathematicsLevel One

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 One
English Learners Level One Level One
Hispanic Level One Level One
Students with Disabilities Level Three Level One
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 7 82 75 18 7 85 77 15 5 77 72 23
Female 7 82 75 18 9 86 77 14 4 80 76 20
Male 8 82 74 18 6 84 78 16 6 75 69 25
American Indian < < < < < < < < < < < <
Asian 9 85 76 15 2 79 77 21 8 85 77 15
Black 1 72 71 28 5 76 72 24 2 77 75 23
Hispanic 4 78 74 22 3 85 82 15 2 65 63 35
White 21 99 78 1 16 93 76 7 12 95 83 5
Two or more races 8 88 80 12 15 100 85 0 11 93 81 7
Students with Disabilities 6 55 49 45 5 71 66 29 4 41 37 59
Economically Disadvantaged 4 73 70 27 3 76 73 24 2 66 64 34
English Learners 1 64 63 36 2 69 67 31 1 48 48 52
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 7 82 75 18 7 85 77 15 5 77 72 23
Female 7 82 75 18 9 86 77 14 4 80 76 20
Male 8 82 74 18 6 84 78 16 6 75 69 25
American Indian < < < < < < < < < < < <
Asian 9 85 76 15 2 79 77 21 8 85 77 15
Black 1 72 71 28 5 76 72 24 2 77 75 23
Hispanic 4 78 74 22 3 85 82 15 2 65 63 35
White 21 99 78 1 16 93 76 7 12 95 83 5
Two or more races 8 88 80 12 15 100 85 0 11 93 81 7
Students with Disabilities 6 55 49 45 5 71 66 29 4 41 37 59
Economically Disadvantaged 4 73 70 27 3 76 73 24 2 66 64 34
English Learners 1 64 63 36 2 69 67 31 1 48 48 52
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 18 80 62 20 23 83 60 17 24 81 57 19
Female 20 81 61 19 24 85 61 15 29 85 56 15
Male 16 79 62 21 22 81 59 19 20 77 57 23
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Asian 23 87 64 13 25 80 55 20 27 88 61 12
Black 5 75 69 25 16 75 58 25 13 77 64 23
Hispanic 10 73 62 27 12 81 69 19 10 73 63 27
White 43 94 51 6 42 91 49 9 59 94 35 6
Two or more races 35 88 54 12 39 96 57 4 30 93 63 7
Students with Disabilities 11 51 40 49 8 63 55 37 6 47 41 53
Economically Disadvantaged 8 74 66 26 10 75 65 25 8 73 66 27
English Learners 1 61 60 39 4 67 62 33 3 60 57 40
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 18 80 62 20 23 83 60 17 24 81 57 19
Female 20 81 61 19 24 85 61 15 29 85 56 15
Male 16 79 62 21 22 81 59 19 20 77 57 23
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Asian 23 87 64 13 25 80 55 20 27 88 61 12
Black 5 75 69 25 16 75 58 25 13 77 64 23
Hispanic 10 73 62 27 12 81 69 19 10 73 63 27
White 43 94 51 6 42 91 49 9 59 94 35 6
Two or more races 35 88 54 12 39 96 57 4 30 93 63 7
Students with Disabilities 11 51 40 49 8 63 55 37 6 47 41 53
Economically Disadvantaged 8 74 66 26 10 75 65 25 8 73 66 27
English Learners 1 61 60 39 4 67 62 33 3 60 57 40
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 11 82 70 18 9 82 73 18 13 82 69 18
Female 11 84 72 16 10 84 73 16 15 84 69 16
Male 12 80 68 20 8 81 72 19 12 81 68 19
American Indian < < < < < < < < < < < <
Asian 15 93 78 7 16 93 77 7 20 88 68 12
Black 5 76 71 24 6 77 71 23 9 75 66 25
Hispanic 7 77 70 23 5 77 72 23 8 78 70 22
White 24 91 67 9 16 93 77 7 24 95 70 5
Two or more races 18 86 68 14 20 84 64 16 22 88 66 12
Students with Disabilities 4 69 64 31 3 68 65 32 7 70 63 30
Economically Disadvantaged 6 77 71 23 6 79 74 21 8 77 69 23
English Learners 4 76 71 24 3 77 74 23 5 75 70 25
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 76 74 24 1 80 79 20 1 80 79 20
Female 1 80 78 20 1 81 80 19 2 86 84 14
Male 1 72 71 28 1 79 78 21 1 76 76 24
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Asian - 78 78 22 7 100 93 0 4 87 83 13
Black - 72 72 28 2 71 70 29 1 84 83 16
Hispanic 1 74 74 26 - 79 79 21 - 76 76 24
White 7 85 78 15 - 92 92 8 5 92 87 8
Two or more races < < < < - 69 69 31 < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 69 69 31 - 68 68 32 - 82 82 18
Economically Disadvantaged 1 75 75 25 1 82 81 18 - 79 79 21
English Learners - 77 77 23 1 82 82 18 1 79 78 21
Geometry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 8 75 67 25 7 78 71 22 7 76 70 24
Female 7 77 70 23 7 79 72 21 7 77 70 23
Male 8 74 65 26 7 77 71 23 6 76 70 24
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Asian 15 94 79 6 11 86 76 14 8 84 76 16
Black 4 71 67 29 5 75 69 25 7 62 55 38
Hispanic 3 67 63 33 6 72 66 28 3 75 72 25
White 18 89 72 11 6 92 86 8 14 93 79 7
Two or more races 5 68 63 32 22 87 65 13 5 85 80 15
Students with Disabilities 2 53 51 47 3 63 60 38 1 52 51 48
Economically Disadvantaged 4 66 62 34 4 73 69 27 5 70 65 30
English Learners 3 62 60 38 3 69 67 31 2 65 63 35
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 21 92 71 8 18 88 71 12 28 89 61 11
Female 21 93 72 7 21 91 71 9 29 88 60 12
Male 22 92 70 8 15 85 70 15 27 89 62 11
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Asian 22 98 76 2 22 96 73 4 37 91 54 9
Black 10 87 76 13 9 84 75 16 19 85 66 15
Hispanic 18 92 74 8 9 83 74 17 22 84 62 16
White 33 94 61 6 31 95 64 5 38 97 59 3
Two or more races 30 97 67 3 30 90 60 10 37 93 56 7
Students with Disabilities 7 91 84 9 6 81 74 19 24 86 62 14
Economically Disadvantaged 13 91 79 9 12 86 74 14 20 84 64 16
English Learners 15 92 77 8 7 83 76 17 17 81 64 19
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 10 81 72 19 14 83 69 17 14 80 66 20
Female 7 79 72 21 14 82 68 18 16 80 64 20
Male 12 83 71 17 14 83 69 17 13 80 67 20
American Indian < < < < < < < < < < < <
Asian 12 87 75 13 16 94 79 6 14 87 73 13
Black 2 71 69 29 7 79 71 21 6 74 68 26
Hispanic 3 77 74 23 8 75 67 25 7 73 66 27
White 24 94 70 6 27 95 67 5 34 95 62 5
Two or more races 21 92 72 8 31 89 58 11 39 90 52 10
Students with Disabilities 4 63 58 37 5 66 61 34 4 62 58 39
Economically Disadvantaged 2 74 72 26 5 74 70 26 5 72 67 28
English Learners 1 64 63 36 3 65 62 35 3 62 59 38
Biology Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 11 83 71 17 16 82 66 18 17 77 60 23
Female 9 82 73 18 17 83 66 17 18 77 59 23
Male 13 84 70 16 15 81 66 19 16 77 60 23
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Asian 14 92 78 8 9 93 84 7 24 87 62 13
Black 2 73 72 27 10 80 70 20 4 77 73 23
Hispanic 3 78 74 22 9 73 64 27 6 66 60 34
White 28 94 66 6 31 94 64 6 42 93 51 7
Two or more races 26 96 70 4 40 97 57 3 46 85 38 15
Students with Disabilities 4 59 55 41 7 65 58 35 5 62 57 38
Economically Disadvantaged 2 74 72 26 5 72 67 28 4 66 62 34
English Learners 1 63 63 37 3 62 59 38 2 55 53 45
Chemistry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 10 80 70 20 19 87 69 13 21 91 70 9
Female 6 77 71 23 18 86 68 14 22 89 68 11
Male 14 83 68 17 19 88 69 12 19 93 74 7
Asian 13 88 75 13 26 100 74 0 11 92 81 8
Black 3 68 65 32 9 75 67 25 16 83 67 17
Hispanic 5 70 65 30 12 80 67 20 14 89 75 11
White 18 95 77 5 26 95 69 5 30 97 67 3
Two or more races 26 95 68 5 29 90 62 10 43 96 52 4
Students with Disabilities 5 75 70 25 - 71 71 29 7 79 71 21
Economically Disadvantaged 5 73 69 27 10 82 72 18 10 87 77 13
English Learners 3 55 52 45 6 77 70 23 11 83 72 17
Earth Science Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 5 81 76 19 4 78 74 22 3 74 71 26
Female 4 78 75 22 5 77 72 23 2 71 69 29
Male 6 82 77 18 4 80 76 20 4 77 73 24
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Asian - 67 67 33 6 82 76 18 - 82 82 18
Black 3 71 68 29 - 79 79 21 - 62 62 38
Hispanic 2 83 81 17 2 74 72 26 1 72 71 28
White 28 100 72 0 19 95 76 5 17 98 81 2
Two or more races - 80 80 20 9 64 55 36 15 92 77 8
Students with Disabilities 3 64 62 36 3 63 60 38 1 57 56 43
Economically Disadvantaged 1 76 75 24 1 73 73 27 1 70 69 30
English Learners 1 73 72 27 - 62 62 38 - 62 62 38
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

History

History Performance: All Students

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

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

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

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

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

Overall Student Performance: History Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 13 82 69 18 17 81 64 19 12 75 62 25
Female 8 81 73 19 14 80 67 20 9 72 63 28
Male 18 84 66 16 20 82 62 18 15 77 62 23
American Indian < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Asian 22 92 71 8 13 82 69 18 13 86 73 14
Black 4 80 77 20 11 77 66 23 8 73 65 27
Hispanic 7 72 65 28 9 74 66 26 4 62 58 38
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 27 96 68 4 33 94 61 6 27 95 68 5
Two or more races 20 94 73 6 38 95 56 5 41 92 51 8
Students with Disabilities 5 63 58 37 7 62 55 38 5 45 40 55
Economically Disadvantaged 5 74 68 26 7 74 66 26 4 65 61 35
English Learners 2 65 63 35 4 65 62 35 1 54 53 46
VA & US History Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 11 87 76 13 14 81 67 19 9 73 64 27
Female 6 85 78 15 6 78 72 22 8 70 62 30
Male 15 89 74 11 20 83 64 17 9 76 67 24
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < <
Asian 15 98 83 2 3 69 67 31 6 88 82 12
Black 1 83 82 17 6 79 74 21 8 71 63 29
Hispanic 6 81 75 19 4 73 69 27 3 59 56 41
White 30 98 68 2 32 94 62 6 19 97 78 3
Two or more races 18 95 77 5 40 100 60 0 32 91 59 9
Students with Disabilities 4 66 62 34 5 64 58 36 3 36 33 64
Economically Disadvantaged 5 80 75 20 3 71 68 29 2 63 61 37
English Learners - 77 77 23 2 60 58 40 - 52 52 48
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 7 86 79 14 6 68 62 32 4 88 84 12
Female - 88 88 13 6 65 59 35 8 83 75 17
Male 15 85 69 15 6 71 65 29 - 92 92 8
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Hispanic 8 83 75 17 13 63 50 38 < < < <
White < < < < < < < < < < < <
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 7 93 86 7 - 60 60 40 8 83 75 17
English Learners 8 100 92 0 - 75 75 25 < < < <
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 16 80 64 20 21 83 62 17 17 79 62 21
Female 11 79 68 21 21 84 63 16 12 77 66 23
Male 21 81 60 19 22 82 61 18 22 80 58 20
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Asian 28 88 60 12 22 93 71 7 25 85 60 15
Black 5 79 74 21 17 78 61 22 9 75 66 25
Hispanic 9 67 57 33 13 76 64 24 6 69 63 31
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 27 94 68 6 36 95 59 5 33 94 61 6
Two or more races 27 91 64 9 39 93 54 7 54 92 38 8
Students with Disabilities 8 61 53 39 8 62 54 38 11 61 50 39
Economically Disadvantaged 6 68 63 32 12 77 65 23 6 70 64 30
English Learners 3 53 49 47 6 68 63 32 2 56 54 44
Geography Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 4 56 52 44 4 61 57 39 - 44 44 56
Female 4 60 56 40 7 67 60 33 - 42 42 58
Male 4 52 48 48 < < < < - 45 45 55
American Indian < < < < < < < <
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Black 8 62 54 38 < < < < < < < <
Hispanic - 50 50 50 < < < < - 40 40 60
White < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 53 53 47 < < < < - 29 29 71
Economically Disadvantaged - 50 50 50 - 62 62 38 - 40 40 60
English Learners - 52 52 48 - 73 73 27 - 41 41 59
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
Division202228129
School000
Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Grade 9548595603
Grade 10531526588
Grade 11460524534
Grade 12423459523
Total Students1,9622,1042,248
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 Students196221042248
Female9109551042
Male105211491206
American Indian666
Asian179180187
Black416416426
Hispanic8519431008
Native Hawaiian655
White419453506
Two or more races85101110
Students with Disabilities363410425
Not Students with Disabilities159916941823
Economically Disadvantaged102511061148
Not Economically Disadvantaged9379981100
English Learners610762818
Not English Learners135213421430
Homeless644
Military Connected72735
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 227 200 8 1 23 19
Division 956 463 26 1 79 43
State 50979 36013 2733 1046 5404 1786
Female School 111 82 2 0 6 10
Division 512 210 9 0 19 19
State 27837 15823 920 366 1922 656
Male School 116 118 6 1 17 9
Division 444 253 17 1 60 24
State 23142 20190 1813 680 3482 1130
American Indian School < < < < < <
Division < < < < < <
State 144 124 8 2 27 9
Asian School 20 16 1 0 0 3
Division 105 42 1 0 2 5
State 5026 1194 70 18 91 37
Black School 43 40 1 0 1 5
Division 74 84 4 0 3 8
State 7955 11090 1111 244 1359 744
Hispanic School 73 101 6 0 20 9
Division 210 193 16 0 70 24
State 5086 5583 317 105 2172 323
Native Hawaiian School < < < < 0 <
Division < < < < 0 <
State 82 60 1 2 3 4
White School 79 33 0 1 1 0
Division 521 114 4 1 2 3
State 30218 16420 1139 617 1589 596
Two or more races School 11 8 0 0 0 2
Division 44 26 1 0 0 3
State 2468 1542 87 58 163 73
Students with Disabilities School 10 59 8 1 3 1
Division 54 143 26 1 8 1
State 1056 6505 2733 136 1108 108
Economically Disadvantaged School 80 95 4 0 2 14
Division 170 206 13 0 5 20
State 10704 17342 1680 460 2640 1096
English Learners School 38 70 5 0 16 4
Division 91 150 13 0 59 5
State 1418 3757 272 31 1847 115
Homeless School < < < < 0 <
Division 3 6 3 0 1 1
State 232 695 90 42 303 61
Foster Care School < < < < 0 <
Division < < < < 0 <
State 35 175 31 10 56 15
Military Connected School < < < < 0 <
Division 19 6 0 0 0 0
State 1941 1108 47 11 38 25
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

Four-Year Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate

On-Time Graduation Rate Over Time: All Students

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

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

Status of Students After Four Years of High School
Students Subgroup Students in Cohort Graduates On-Time Graduation Rate Completers Completion Rate Cohort Dropouts Cohort Dropout Rate
All Students4784359144092.1234.8
Female21119592.419893.862.8
Male26724089.924290.6176.4
American Indian0<<<<<<
Asian403792.53997.500
Black908493.38594.411.1
Hispanic20918086.118186.6209.6
Native Hawaiian0<100<10000
White11411298.211399.11.9
Two or more races211990.51990.500
Students with Disabilities827793.97996.333.7
Economically Disadvantaged19517991.818393.821
English Learners13711382.511785.41611.7
Homeless0<<<<00
Foster Care0<100<10000
Military Connected0<100<10000
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Gap Group 1 = Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, Economically Disadvantaged Students (unduplicated)
Gap Group 2 = Black Students
Gap Group 3 = Hispanic Students
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

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

Advanced Program Information
Count/Percentage
Program Type 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Advanced Placement Test Taken537 / 27.37%598 / 28.42%649 / 28.87%
Advanced Placement Course Enrollment537 / 27.37%599 / 28.47%649 / 28.87%
Dual Enrollment29 / 1.48%25 / 1.19%96 / 4.27%
Governor’s School Enrollment - - -
IB Course Enrollment - - 1 / .04%
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 333 251 25
Division 1265 1043 18
State 82482 57560 30
Female School 175 138 21
Division 605 512 15
State 41546 31230 25
Male School 158 113 28
Division 660 531 20
State 40936 26330 36
Asian School 34 31 9
Division 119 105 12
State 5492 4724 14
Black School 95 67 29
Division 172 131 24
State 18272 11640 36
Hispanic School 129 99 23
Division 303 242 20
State 8547 5341 38
White School 64 47 27
Division 612 521 15
State 46319 33154 28
Two or more races School 11 < 100
Division 58 44 24
State 3521 2499 29
Students with Disabilities School 33 25 24
Division 131 97 26
State 5986 3008 50
Economically Disadvantaged School 137 108 21
Division 312 248 21
State 23515 13119 44
English Learners School 118 82 31
Division 263 192 27
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 AssessmentsSchool0913
 Division92627
 State413936233471
State LicensuresSchool000
 Division2100
 State179019641412
Industry CertificationSchool496550608
 Division139315811737
 State100544109590103892
Workplace ReadinessSchool169190345
 Division5437081262
 State307754231350242
Total Credentials EarnedSchool665749966
 Division194723253026
 State137248157490159017
Students Earning One or More CredentialsSchool540657803
 Division170620252524
 State109089126113127744
CTE CompletersSchool64104105
 Division254329344
 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 452 868 481 55.4%
2014-2015
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 487 899 504 56.1%
2015-2016
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 529 945 547 57.9%
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
  2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Percentage of fiscal year division
operating expenditures for instructional costs
66.4 66.9 67.7

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
2014-201515,643.002,450.00501.00
2015-201616,288.002,494.00540.00
2016-201716,651.002,564.00582.00

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 Students1878402229175613496109188616480127197816977133
Female86221610804645052840874164903863455
Male101619161995270465710467739631075834378
American Indian0000000000000000
Asian17731116121461641151216316611
Black40795537921221237435191538733722
Hispanic828221318756605564832814381846924982
Native Hawaiian0000000000000000
White379534372261121412291312475171214
Two or more races761017754594705981023
Students with Disabilities37513510336292331355341928376331239
Economically Disadvantaged95822159820694531899755157903874264
English Learners646101112567443549680773974685764181
Homeless161128110111248312
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 Staff <
Weapons Offenses <
All Other Offenses <
Other Offenses Against Persons 25
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses 14
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses 14
Offenses Against Student <
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 Indian0.3060.2850.267
Asian9.1233.578.5552.948.3193.92
Black21.20344.6419.77233.8218.9539.22
Hispanic43.37437.544.81951.4744.8437.25
Native Hawaiian0.3060.2381.470.222
White21.35610.7121.538.8222.50911.76
Two or more races4.3323.574.81.474.8937.84
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 Indian0.3060.2850.267
Asian9.1238.5558.319
Black21.20319.77218.95
Hispanic43.37444.81944.84
Native Hawaiian0.3060.2380.222
White21.35621.5322.509
Two or more races4.3324.84.893
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 Indian0.3060.2850.267
Asian9.1238.5558.319
Black21.20319.77218.95
Hispanic43.37444.81944.84
Native Hawaiian0.3060.2380.222
White21.35621.5322.509
Two or more races4.3324.84.893
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 45.514646.92
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
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 14.4513.1625.33
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

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 67.6170.6565.22
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%1%
Provisional2%5%
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
2015-201621%77%3%-1%
2016-201722%73%4%1%
2017-201821%73%6%0%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
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