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Spotsylvania County Public Schools

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Division: Spotsylvania County Public Schools
Division Number: 88
Address: 8020 River Stone Drive Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Superintendent: Dr. Stephen Scott Baker
Region: 3
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Accreditation

Annual accreditation is waived for all Virginia public schools for the 2021-2022 school year due to the continuing impact of the of COVID-19 pandemic on schools and students.

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Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

Reading Performance: All Students

2020-2021 reading results reflect reduced student participation in state reading assessments due to COVID-19. Reading results for 2019-2020 are not available due to the closure of schools and cancellation of state assessments. The wide variations in participation rates and learning conditions should be taken into consideration when reviewing 2020-2021 data.

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state reading tests. Virginia students are assessed annually in reading in grades 3-8 and once in high school with an end-of-course (EOC) reading test. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 13 61 75 25 13 58 71 29
Female 15 64 79 21 15 60 75 25
Male 12 59 71 29 12 56 68 32
American Indian 13 66 78 22 14 55 68 32
Asian 20 63 83 17 23 55 78 22
Black 7 56 63 37 8 52 60 40
Hispanic 9 58 67 33 8 51 59 41
Native Hawaiian 10 62 71 29 20 60 80 20
White 17 64 81 19 17 62 79 21
Multiple Races 11 61 72 28 12 60 72 28
Students with Disabilities 8 32 40 60 11 31 42 58
Students without Disabilities 14 66 80 20 14 62 75 25
Economically Disadvantaged 7 55 62 38 7 51 58 42
Not Economically Disadvantaged 18 66 84 16 18 62 79 21
English Learners 2 25 28 72 2 24 26 74
Homeless 4 44 48 52 5 41 46 54
Military Connected 15 66 82 18 16 63 79 21
Grade 3 English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 13 55 68 32 8 56 64 36
Female 14 58 72 28 8 56 65 35
Male 11 53 65 35 7 56 63 37
American Indian < < < < < < < <
Asian 16 51 67 33 10 63 73 27
Black 8 50 58 42 4 47 51 49
Hispanic 6 53 59 41 5 46 50 50
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < 100 0
White 16 58 75 25 10 63 73 27
Multiple Races 12 54 66 34 7 63 70 30
Students with Disabilities 10 33 43 57 7 35 42 58
Students without Disabilities 13 59 72 28 8 59 67 33
Economically Disadvantaged 6 49 55 45 4 45 49 51
Not Economically Disadvantaged 18 60 78 22 10 64 75 25
English Learners 2 33 35 65 2 35 36 64
Homeless - 42 42 58 4 46 50 50
Military Connected 21 53 74 26 20 53 73 27
Grade 4 English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 18 57 75 25 14 56 69 31
Female 20 58 78 22 14 59 74 26
Male 16 56 72 28 13 52 65 35
American Indian < < < < < < 100 0
Asian 23 60 84 16 24 53 76 24
Black 8 53 61 39 7 54 61 39
Hispanic 13 54 67 33 10 46 56 44
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 23 60 83 17 16 61 77 23
Multiple Races 14 55 69 31 13 51 64 36
Students with Disabilities 11 38 49 51 15 34 49 51
Students without Disabilities 19 60 79 21 13 60 73 27
Economically Disadvantaged 11 52 62 38 7 50 58 42
Not Economically Disadvantaged 23 61 85 15 18 60 78 22
English Learners 2 34 36 64 4 30 34 66
Homeless 9 48 57 43 6 38 44 56
Military Connected 23 65 87 13 14 61 76 24
Grade 5 English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 20 57 78 22 9 58 67 33
Female 23 59 81 19 9 61 70 30
Male 18 56 74 26 9 56 65 35
American Indian < < < < < < 100 0
Asian 38 59 97 3 20 55 76 24
Black 10 57 67 33 6 45 51 49
Hispanic 14 58 71 29 3 52 56 44
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 26 56 82 18 12 64 77 23
Multiple Races 17 61 78 22 6 62 68 32
Students with Disabilities 11 35 46 54 11 26 37 63
Students without Disabilities 22 61 83 17 9 64 72 28
Economically Disadvantaged 10 57 67 33 4 49 54 46
Not Economically Disadvantaged 28 57 86 14 13 65 78 22
English Learners 7 33 40 60 1 10 11 89
Homeless 13 40 54 46 5 29 34 66
Military Connected 24 63 87 13 15 64 79 21
Grade 6 English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 14 59 73 27 12 59 71 29
Female 15 62 77 23 14 62 76 24
Male 13 56 69 31 10 56 66 34
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 21 57 79 21 11 68 78 22
Black 8 55 63 37 7 55 61 39
Hispanic 9 55 64 36 7 53 60 40
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 18 62 80 20 16 62 78 22
Multiple Races 11 59 70 30 11 60 70 30
Students with Disabilities 7 29 36 64 12 29 41 59
Students without Disabilities 15 64 79 21 12 63 75 25
Economically Disadvantaged 8 53 61 39 8 50 59 41
Not Economically Disadvantaged 18 63 82 18 14 63 76 24
English Learners - 12 12 88 3 8 11 89
Homeless 5 47 52 48 7 45 52 48
Military Connected 10 66 76 24 7 72 79 21
Grade 7 English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 14 62 76 24 12 59 71 29
Female 16 65 82 18 14 62 76 24
Male 12 59 71 29 10 57 67 33
American Indian < < < < < < < <
Asian 20 64 84 16 33 58 92 8
Black 6 55 61 39 5 54 59 41
Hispanic 10 62 72 28 10 50 60 40
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < 100 0
White 18 64 82 18 14 65 78 22
Multiple Races 11 65 76 24 11 64 75 25
Students with Disabilities 6 25 32 68 13 27 41 59
Students without Disabilities 15 67 82 18 11 65 76 24
Economically Disadvantaged 6 58 63 37 8 52 60 40
Not Economically Disadvantaged 19 65 84 16 14 64 78 22
English Learners - 8 8 92 3 16 20 80
Homeless 5 35 40 60 - 46 46 54
Military Connected 14 64 78 22 11 64 74 26
Grade 8 English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 9 62 71 29 11 56 68 32
Female 11 65 75 25 13 60 73 27
Male 8 59 66 34 10 53 63 37
American Indian < < < < < < 100 0
Asian 16 74 90 10 18 57 75 25
Black 4 55 59 41 11 50 61 39
Hispanic 5 58 63 37 6 50 56 44
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < < <
White 12 64 76 24 13 62 75 25
Multiple Races 7 63 70 30 12 58 70 30
Students with Disabilities 5 28 33 67 6 26 32 68
Students without Disabilities 10 68 77 23 12 61 73 27
Economically Disadvantaged 3 51 55 45 3 51 54 46
Not Economically Disadvantaged 13 68 80 20 16 59 75 25
English Learners - 7 7 93 - 12 12 88
Homeless - 45 45 55 - 44 44 56
Military Connected 8 71 79 21 10 69 79 21
EOC English Reading Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 6 78 84 16 25 59 85 15
Female 7 80 87 13 28 58 87 13
Male 5 75 80 20 22 60 83 17
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 12 75 87 13 41 40 81 19
Black 4 69 73 27 13 61 74 26
Hispanic 3 73 76 24 19 60 79 21
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < 100 0
White 7 83 90 10 29 60 89 11
Multiple Races 5 73 78 22 30 59 89 11
Students with Disabilities 9 35 45 55 16 38 54 46
Students without Disabilities 6 83 88 12 26 61 88 12
Economically Disadvantaged 3 68 71 29 12 59 71 29
Not Economically Disadvantaged 8 82 90 10 32 59 91 9
English Learners - 19 19 81 2 21 23 77
Homeless - 51 51 49 15 47 62 38
Military Connected 8 83 91 9 31 58 89 11
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Writing Performance: All Students

2020-2021 writing results are not reported due to the widespread use of local writing assessments because of the continuing impact of COVID-19 on schools. Writing results for 2019-2020 are not available due to the closure of schools and cancellation of state assessments.

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state writing tests. Virginia students are assessed in writing in grade 8 and once in most high schools with a state end-of-course (EOC) writing test. If a high school administers a locally developed writing assessment, results are not included in this chart as scores on locally developed writing assessments are not reported to the Virginia Department of Education. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
English Writing Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 22 53 75 25
Female 28 54 82 18
Male 17 52 68 32
American Indian < < < <
Asian 36 54 90 10
Black 12 51 63 37
Hispanic 18 56 73 27
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 26 53 79 21
Multiple Races 20 50 69 31
Students with Disabilities 10 21 30 70
Students without Disabilities 24 57 80 20
Economically Disadvantaged 12 48 60 40
Not Economically Disadvantaged 28 55 83 17
English Learners - 18 18 82
Homeless 6 40 46 54
Military Connected 25 58 84 16
Grade 8 Writing Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 17 49 66 34
Female 22 52 74 26
Male 13 46 59 41
Black 9 42 51 49
Hispanic 17 50 68 32
White 20 51 71 29
Multiple Races 13 47 60 40
Students with Disabilities 6 17 23 77
Students without Disabilities 19 54 73 27
Economically Disadvantaged 9 41 50 50
Not Economically Disadvantaged 22 53 76 24
English Learners < < < <
EOC Writing Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 28 57 85 15
Female 34 56 90 10
Male 21 58 79 21
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian 41 48 89 11
Black 16 61 77 23
Hispanic 18 62 80 20
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 33 55 88 12
Multiple Races 31 55 86 14
Students with Disabilities 18 29 48 52
Students without Disabilities 29 59 88 12
Economically Disadvantaged 16 57 73 27
Not Economically Disadvantaged 33 57 90 10
English Learners - 10 10 90
Homeless 12 58 70 30
Military Connected 34 60 94 6
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Math Performance: All Students

2020-2021 mathematics results reflect reduced student participation in state mathematics assessments due to COVID-19. Mathematics results for 2019-2020 are not available due to the closure of schools and cancellation of state assessments. The wide variations in participation rates and learning conditions should be taken into consideration when reviewing 2020-2021 data.

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state mathematics tests. Virginia students are assessed annually in mathematics in grades 3-8 and at the end of secondary courses (Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) as needed to meet graduation requirements. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 11 68 79 21 5 48 54 46
Female 11 70 81 19 5 49 54 46
Male 11 65 76 24 6 47 53 47
American Indian 9 75 84 16 13 39 52 48
Asian 25 64 89 11 13 54 67 33
Black 5 62 67 33 2 38 40 60
Hispanic 7 68 75 25 3 39 43 57
Native Hawaiian 16 63 78 22 4 61 64 36
White 14 70 84 16 7 55 62 38
Multiple Races 10 66 77 23 5 49 54 46
Students with Disabilities 8 39 47 53 11 23 34 66
Students without Disabilities 11 72 83 17 5 52 57 43
Economically Disadvantaged 6 63 69 31 3 36 39 61
Not Economically Disadvantaged 15 71 86 14 7 56 63 37
English Learners 3 49 52 48 2 20 22 78
Homeless 4 51 55 45 - 27 27 73
Military Connected 13 69 82 18 7 57 64 36
Grade 3 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 18 63 81 19 7 48 55 45
Female 16 65 81 19 5 45 50 50
Male 21 61 81 19 8 51 59 41
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 30 58 88 12 10 52 62 38
Black 10 57 67 33 4 30 34 66
Hispanic 12 64 76 24 3 40 43 57
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
White 22 65 87 13 9 57 67 33
Multiple Races 17 63 80 20 7 51 58 42
Students with Disabilities 17 39 56 44 9 23 33 67
Students without Disabilities 19 67 85 15 6 52 58 42
Economically Disadvantaged 10 63 72 28 3 36 39 61
Not Economically Disadvantaged 25 63 88 12 10 57 67 33
English Learners 4 60 64 36 1 28 29 71
Homeless 9 46 55 45 2 34 36 64
Military Connected 26 54 80 20 16 46 62 38
Grade 4 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 18 64 82 18 8 51 58 42
Female 17 65 82 18 7 49 56 44
Male 20 63 82 18 8 52 60 40
American Indian < < < < < < < <
Asian 37 56 93 7 9 51 60 40
Black 7 64 72 28 1 44 45 55
Hispanic 12 63 75 25 5 38 42 58
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < < <
White 24 64 88 12 11 57 68 32
Multiple Races 14 65 80 20 5 52 57 43
Students with Disabilities 10 48 58 42 12 29 41 59
Students without Disabilities 19 66 86 14 7 54 61 39
Economically Disadvantaged 10 63 73 27 3 38 41 59
Not Economically Disadvantaged 25 65 90 10 11 60 71 29
English Learners 6 49 54 46 3 21 24 76
Homeless 2 58 59 41 - 31 31 69
Military Connected 18 76 94 6 3 69 72 28
Grade 5 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 18 66 84 16 8 53 61 39
Female 17 68 85 15 7 51 58 42
Male 19 63 82 18 9 55 64 36
American Indian < < < < < < 100 0
Asian 38 59 97 3 19 52 71 29
Black 8 64 72 28 3 43 46 54
Hispanic 10 71 81 19 4 46 50 50
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
White 24 64 88 12 10 59 70 30
Multiple Races 13 64 78 22 6 54 60 40
Students with Disabilities 9 47 56 44 10 32 42 58
Students without Disabilities 19 69 88 12 7 57 64 36
Economically Disadvantaged 10 65 75 25 3 42 45 55
Not Economically Disadvantaged 24 66 90 10 11 63 74 26
English Learners 7 58 65 35 1 14 15 85
Homeless 7 50 57 43 - 21 21 79
Military Connected 26 58 84 16 17 60 77 23
Grade 6 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 8 66 73 27 3 39 42 58
Female 9 67 77 23 3 40 43 57
Male 6 65 70 30 3 39 42 58
American Indian < < < <
Asian 20 63 83 17 4 54 57 43
Black 5 58 63 37 2 27 30 70
Hispanic 6 64 69 31 3 29 32 68
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < 100 0
White 9 70 80 20 3 48 51 49
Multiple Races 5 66 71 29 2 42 45 55
Students with Disabilities 5 32 37 63 13 20 33 67
Students without Disabilities 8 73 81 19 1 42 44 56
Economically Disadvantaged 4 62 65 35 3 27 30 70
Not Economically Disadvantaged 11 70 80 20 3 46 49 51
English Learners - 31 31 69 5 3 8 92
Homeless - 56 56 44 - 12 12 88
Military Connected 10 63 74 26 3 48 52 48
Grade 7 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 9 69 78 22 5 42 46 54
Female 9 73 83 17 4 42 46 54
Male 9 65 74 26 5 42 46 54
American Indian < < < < < < < <
Asian 21 68 89 11 24 52 76 24
Black 5 60 65 35 3 25 28 72
Hispanic 7 70 77 23 4 32 36 64
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 12 72 83 17 5 51 56 44
Multiple Races 6 76 82 18 2 50 52 48
Students with Disabilities 7 33 40 60 15 12 27 73
Students without Disabilities 10 74 84 16 3 48 50 50
Economically Disadvantaged 4 62 66 34 4 27 31 69
Not Economically Disadvantaged 13 74 87 13 5 52 56 44
English Learners - 44 44 56 3 7 10 90
Homeless 3 38 42 58 - 14 14 86
Military Connected 11 75 86 14 3 54 57 43
Grade 8 Mathematics Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 2 61 63 37 2 24 26 74
Female 2 67 69 31 1 27 28 72
Male 2 56 58 42 3 22 24 76
Asian 11 61 72 28 - 38 38 62
Black 2 54 56 44 3 16 19 81
Hispanic 2 63 65 35 1 19 20 80
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 2 65 67 33 2 31 33 67
Multiple Races 5 54 60 40 2 16 18 82
Students with Disabilities 5 36 41 59 10 8 18 82
Students without Disabilities 2 69 70 30 - 28 28 72
Economically Disadvantaged 2 53 55 45 3 15 18 82
Not Economically Disadvantaged 3 69 71 29 1 31 32 68
English Learners - 30 30 70 2 4 6 94
Homeless 2 45 47 53 - 17 17 83
Military Connected 2 70 72 28 - 36 36 64
Algebra I Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 7 76 83 17 3 52 54 46
Female 9 79 88 12 3 57 60 40
Male 5 74 78 22 2 47 49 51
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 20 75 95 5 13 60 72 28
Black 4 72 75 25 1 48 49 51
Hispanic 5 77 82 18 1 50 51 49
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < < <
White 7 78 85 15 3 53 57 43
Multiple Races 9 73 82 18 4 47 51 49
Students with Disabilities 1 49 50 50 - 33 33 67
Students without Disabilities 7 79 87 13 3 54 57 43
Economically Disadvantaged 3 71 74 26 - 43 43 57
Not Economically Disadvantaged 8 79 88 12 4 58 62 38
English Learners - 62 62 38 - 32 32 68
Homeless 2 66 68 32 - 33 33 67
Military Connected 7 78 85 15 1 62 63 37
Geometry Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 7 69 76 24 5 69 74 26
Female 9 71 80 20 3 72 75 25
Male 6 66 72 28 7 65 72 28
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 20 61 81 19 13 65 78 22
Black 2 59 61 39 3 61 64 36
Hispanic 3 65 68 32 4 65 68 32
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 9 74 83 17 6 72 78 22
Multiple Races 8 62 70 30 - 75 75 25
Students with Disabilities - 27 27 73 - 31 31 69
Students without Disabilities 8 72 80 20 5 70 75 25
Economically Disadvantaged 2 59 61 39 3 57 60 40
Not Economically Disadvantaged 10 73 83 17 5 73 78 22
English Learners - 24 24 76 - 30 30 70
Homeless - 54 54 46 - 70 70 30
Military Connected 6 71 77 23 - 79 79 21
Algebra II Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 7 77 84 16 7 67 74 26
Female 6 75 82 18 7 70 77 23
Male 7 79 86 14 8 63 70 30
American Indian < < < < < < 100 0
Asian 23 73 95 5 30 55 85 15
Black 3 70 73 27 - 76 76 24
Hispanic 3 82 85 15 2 74 76 24
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 8 78 86 14 7 66 73 27
Multiple Races 8 78 86 14 11 61 71 29
Students with Disabilities - 53 53 47 < < < <
Students without Disabilities 7 77 84 16 7 67 74 26
Economically Disadvantaged 3 71 75 25 - 62 62 38
Not Economically Disadvantaged 8 79 87 13 9 68 76 24
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless 11 58 68 32 < < 100 0
Military Connected 7 76 83 17 12 59 71 29
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Science Performance: All Students

2020-2021 science results reflect reduced student participation in state science assessments due to COVID-19. Science results for 2019-2020 are not available due to the closure of schools and cancellation of state assessments. The wide variations in participation rates and learning conditions should be taken into consideration when reviewing 2020-2021 data.

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state science tests. Virginia students are assessed in science in grades 5 and 8 and at the end of secondary courses (Earth Science, Biology and Chemistry) as needed to meet graduation requirements. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
Science Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 12 65 77 23 8 52 59 41
Female 11 66 77 23 7 51 58 42
Male 13 63 77 23 8 52 60 40
American Indian 7 71 79 21 < < < <
Asian 22 64 86 14 19 51 70 30
Black 4 57 62 38 4 39 42 58
Hispanic 7 63 70 30 3 42 45 55
Native Hawaiian 21 57 79 21 < < < <
White 17 68 85 15 10 60 70 30
Multiple Races 11 64 75 25 5 51 56 44
Students with Disabilities 5 37 43 57 6 26 32 68
Students without Disabilities 13 69 82 18 8 55 63 37
Economically Disadvantaged 6 57 63 37 3 38 41 59
Not Economically Disadvantaged 16 70 86 14 10 61 71 29
English Learners 2 25 27 73 1 6 7 93
Homeless 5 43 49 51 1 27 27 73
Military Connected 14 73 87 13 10 59 69 31
Grade 5 Science Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 23 57 80 20 9 45 54 46
Female 21 59 80 20 9 43 52 48
Male 25 54 79 21 10 47 57 43
American Indian < < < < < < < <
Asian 50 44 94 6 21 44 65 35
Black 9 59 68 32 3 31 34 66
Hispanic 13 60 73 27 4 35 39 61
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 30 55 86 14 13 53 66 34
Multiple Races 18 58 77 23 3 50 54 46
Students with Disabilities 12 35 47 53 8 25 33 68
Students without Disabilities 25 60 85 15 10 48 58 42
Economically Disadvantaged 13 54 67 33 4 32 36 64
Not Economically Disadvantaged 30 59 89 11 14 55 69 31
English Learners 6 31 37 63 - 6 6 94
Homeless 13 43 56 44 2 21 23 77
Military Connected 28 60 87 13 12 59 71 29
Grade 8 Science Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 12 62 74 26 7 49 56 44
Female 10 64 74 26 7 49 56 44
Male 13 61 74 26 7 49 56 44
American Indian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Asian 27 65 92 8 20 50 70 30
Black 4 52 56 44 5 40 46 54
Hispanic 6 61 66 34 2 39 41 59
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < < <
White 16 66 83 17 9 57 66 34
Multiple Races 7 64 71 29 4 51 55 45
Students with Disabilities 3 35 38 62 8 21 28 72
Students without Disabilities 13 67 81 19 7 53 60 40
Economically Disadvantaged 3 54 57 43 3 35 38 62
Not Economically Disadvantaged 17 68 85 15 9 57 66 34
English Learners - 15 15 85 2 2 4 96
Homeless - 42 42 58 - 17 17 83
Military Connected 14 67 81 19 6 57 63 37
Biology Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 11 71 83 17 6 59 65 35
Female 11 75 86 14 6 59 65 35
Male 12 68 79 21 7 58 65 35
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 17 69 87 13 18 60 77 23
Black 4 65 69 31 3 43 46 54
Hispanic 6 72 78 22 2 52 54 46
White 15 74 89 11 9 68 76 24
Multiple Races 13 68 81 19 6 53 58 42
Students with Disabilities 2 34 36 64 2 28 30 70
Students without Disabilities 12 75 87 13 7 62 69 31
Economically Disadvantaged 5 64 69 31 2 44 46 54
Not Economically Disadvantaged 15 75 90 10 9 68 77 23
English Learners - 23 23 77 - 6 6 94
Homeless 7 44 51 49 - 36 36 64
Military Connected 6 89 94 6 9 61 71 29
Chemistry Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 2 54 56 44 7 50 57 43
Female 1 53 54 46 < < < <
Male 3 56 59 41 < < < <
American Indian < < < <
Asian < < < < < < 100 0
Black - 50 50 50 < < < <
Hispanic - 56 56 44 < < < <
White 2 56 59 41 < < < <
Multiple Races 10 60 70 30 < < 100 0
Students with Disabilities - 10 10 90
Students without Disabilities 2 56 58 42 7 50 57 43
Economically Disadvantaged - 49 49 51 < < < <
Not Economically Disadvantaged 2 57 60 40 - 60 60 40
English Learners < < < < < < 100 0
Homeless < < < <
Military Connected - 75 75 25 < < < <
Earth Science Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 3 71 74 26 - 50 50 50
Female 3 69 72 28 < < < <
Male 3 73 76 24 < < < <
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian - 76 76 24 < < < <
Black 1 56 56 44 < < < <
Hispanic 1 61 62 38 < < < <
White 5 80 85 15 < < < <
Multiple Races 6 68 73 27
Students with Disabilities - 45 46 54 < < < <
Students without Disabilities 4 75 78 22 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 1 59 60 40 < < < <
Not Economically Disadvantaged 5 79 84 16 < < < <
English Learners - 28 28 72 < < < <
Homeless 2 47 49 51
Military Connected 8 80 88 12 < < < <
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

History Performance: All Students

2020-2021 history results are not reported due to the widespread use of local history assessments because of the continuing impact of COVID-19 on schools. History results for 2019-2020 are not available due to the closure of schools and cancellation of state assessments.

This chart displays the percentage of students passing state tests in history/social science. Virginia students are assessed in history/social science once in elementary school (Virginia Studies), once in middle school (Civics and Economics) and at the end of secondary courses (Geography, World History I, World History II and Virginia and United States History) as needed to meet graduation requirements. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view results for a specific test. Use the menu below the chart to select results for a specific group of students. Practice test items representative of the content and skills included in current Standards of Learning assessments are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.
History Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 16 62 77 23
Female 15 63 77 23
Male 17 60 78 22
American Indian 28 61 89 11
Asian 25 59 84 16
Black 8 56 64 36
Hispanic 13 61 74 26
Native Hawaiian 21 58 79 21
White 19 65 84 16
Multiple Races 18 56 74 26
Students with Disabilities 7 38 45 55
Students without Disabilities 17 64 81 19
Economically Disadvantaged 8 57 65 35
Not Economically Disadvantaged 21 65 85 15
English Learners 3 32 35 65
Homeless 4 44 48 52
Military Connected 19 69 88 12
VA & US History Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 8 65 73 27
Female 8 64 72 28
Male 9 65 74 26
American Indian < < < <
Asian 21 56 76 24
Black 5 58 63 37
Hispanic 7 62 69 31
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 9 70 79 21
Multiple Races 11 61 72 28
Students with Disabilities - 29 29 71
Students without Disabilities 9 69 78 22
Economically Disadvantaged 4 55 59 41
Not Economically Disadvantaged 11 70 81 19
English Learners - 6 6 94
Homeless 5 39 45 55
Military Connected 11 82 93 7
World History I Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students < < < <
Female < < 100 0
Male < < < <
Black < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < <
Students without Disabilities < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged < < < <
Not Economically Disadvantaged < < 100 0
Homeless < < < <
Military Connected < < 100 0
World History II Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 11 64 75 25
Female 8 65 73 27
Male 13 64 77 23
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian 8 70 78 22
Black 4 54 59 41
Hispanic 6 70 76 24
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 14 67 81 19
Multiple Races 9 60 70 30
Students with Disabilities 3 28 31 69
Students without Disabilities 11 67 78 22
Economically Disadvantaged 4 55 59 41
Not Economically Disadvantaged 14 69 83 17
English Learners 3 29 32 68
Homeless - 44 44 56
Military Connected 16 64 80 20
Geography Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 7 72 79 21
Female 7 73 80 20
Male 7 71 79 21
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian 15 76 90 10
Black 4 62 66 34
Hispanic 5 62 67 33
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 8 79 87 13
Multiple Races 14 66 79 21
Students with Disabilities 1 51 53 47
Students without Disabilities 8 74 82 18
Economically Disadvantaged 3 62 65 35
Not Economically Disadvantaged 10 78 88 12
English Learners - 29 29 71
Homeless - 51 51 49
Military Connected 7 82 89 11
Civics & Econ Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 21 58 78 22
Female 21 59 79 21
Male 20 57 78 22
Black 11 55 66 34
Hispanic 17 60 77 23
White 24 59 84 16
Students with Disabilities 5 32 36 64
Economically Disadvantaged 9 57 66 34
Not Economically Disadvantaged 28 59 86 14
Military Connected 23 63 87 13
VA Studies Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 28 51 80 20
Female 25 55 80 20
Male 31 48 79 21
Black 12 53 64 36
Hispanic 27 54 80 20
White 34 51 85 15
Students with Disabilities 9 42 51 49
Economically Disadvantaged 15 54 69 31
Not Economically Disadvantaged 38 49 87 13
Military Connected 31 60 91 9
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Number of Recently Arrived English Language Learners Exempted From State Reading Assessments

2018-20192020-2021
Division3628
State3,7191,324
Number of Recently Arrived English Language Learners Exempted From State Reading Assessments

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Student Group Below Basic Basic Proficient Advanced Virginia Students at or Above Proficient Nation at or Above Proficient

NAEP Participation Rate

Student Group Virginia Participation Rate

Virginia Alternate Assessment Program Participation Rates

Reading
Subject Area Number of Students Taking VAAP Tests Total Number of Students Percent of Students Taking VAAP Tests
Number and percentage of students participating in the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program.

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Pre-kindergarten490478401
Kindergarten1,5361,6161,362
Grade 11,5911,6061,562
Grade 21,7161,6371,549
Grade 31,6941,7531,599
Grade 41,6831,7451,669
Grade 51,8641,7421,716
Grade 61,8401,9211,700
Grade 71,8041,9341,908
Grade 81,8991,8411,914
Grade 92,0222,1141,978
Grade 101,8721,9462,027
Grade 111,8131,7701,815
Grade 121,8591,7981,836
Post Graduate322
Total Students23,68623,90323,038

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Fall Membership by Subgroups

2020 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.
.
Fall Membership by Subgroup
Subgroup 2018-20192019-20202020-2021
All Students236862390323038
Female113731146911014
Male123131243412024
American Indian515048
Asian646644651
Black439943524382
Hispanic401144164603
Native Hawaiian404553
White128391262511473
Multiple Races170017711828
Students with Disabilities309133753308
Students without Disabilities205952052819730
Economically Disadvantaged9157112779933
Not Economically Disadvantaged145291262613105
English Learners152819961878
Not English Learners221582190721160
Homeless243275188
Military Connected104411791202
Foster Care517562
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

College & Career Readiness

Diplomas and Completion

Class of 2020: All Students

Division

State

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

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

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

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

Status of the Students in the 2019-2020 Cohort
Student Subgroup Type Advanced Diplomas Standard Diplomas Other Diplomas GED's Dropouts Other Non-Graduates
All Students Division 951 711 43 25 96 47
State 50981 37565 2393 953 5062 1527
Female Division 523 325 11 10 35 12
State 28032 16195 772 327 1870 537
Male Division 428 386 32 15 61 35
State 22949 21370 1621 626 3192 990
American Indian Division < < < < 0 <
State 127 109 5 4 12 5
Asian Division 37 14 2 0 0 2
State 5504 1382 99 13 87 34
Black Division 151 165 17 3 16 15
State 7857 10933 899 202 1084 601
Hispanic Division 118 123 5 4 46 10
State 5873 7010 283 119 2545 241
Native Hawaiian Division < < < < 0 <
State 80 53 7 1 2 3
White Division 588 372 18 17 31 19
State 28901 16318 1003 543 1194 573
Multiple Races Division 53 36 0 1 3 1
State 2639 1760 97 71 138 70
Students with Disabilities Division 17 130 43 3 20 3
State 1176 7391 2393 128 922 89
Economically Disadvantaged Division 227 320 28 12 62 34
State 11627 19512 1409 505 2495 997
English Learners Division 3 55 1 1 37 3
State 1295 4669 241 28 2167 60
Homeless Division 5 12 1 1 11 3
State 183 628 54 22 301 49
Military Connected Division 41 32 0 0 2 0
State 2014 1262 47 21 39 14
Foster Care Division 0 8 0 0 2 0
State 23 186 32 21 88 20
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or 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 Students1,8731,705911,73092965
Female9168599486995354
Male9578468886190616
American Indian<<100<10000
Asian555396539600
Black3673339133692164
Hispanic30624680250824615
Native Hawaiian<<100<10000
White1,0459789499595313
Multiple Races948995909633
Students with Disabilities2161908819389209
Economically Disadvantaged6835758458786629
English Learners100595960603737
Homeless33185519581133
Military Connected757397739723
Foster Care10880880220
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

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

Advanced Program Information - Count/Percentage
Program Type 2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Advanced Placement Test Taken1,872 / 24.77%1,542 / 20.27%1,385 / 18.11%
Advanced Placement Course Enrollment2,378 / 31.47%2,613 / 34.34%2,514 / 32.87%
Dual Enrollment454 / 6.01%455 / 5.98%482 / 6.3%
Governor's School Enrollment240 / 3.18%234 / 3.08%228 / 2.98%
IB Course Enrollment17 / .22%35 / .46%42 / .55%
Senior Enrolled in IB Program5 / .07%10 / .13%6 / .08%

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Postsecondary Enrollment

2018-2019 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.
2018-2019 FGI cohort year (students entering high school in 2015)
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 StudentsDivision1,7111,10735
State86,21159,46231
FemaleDivision85262427
State43,37932,57825
MaleDivision85948344
State42,83226,88437
American IndianDivision<<100
State22013539
AsianDivision655220
State6,3805,55313
BlackDivision30419636
State18,49311,40838
HispanicDivision22511947
State10,8006,31841
Native HawaiianDivision<<100
State1248234
WhiteDivision1,02267534
State46,06033,07528
Multiple RacesDivision906231
State4,1342,89130
Students with DisabilitiesDivision1164363
State7,5273,57553
Economically DisadvantagedDivision48823452
State28,17015,21546
English LearnersDivision642561
State5,2972,82847
< = 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
2018-20192019-20202020-2021
State LicensuresDivision16-10
 State2,2313331,030
Industry CertificationDivision2,6102,555611
 State107,23443,66048,781
Workplace ReadinessDivision412--
 State44,897--
Total Credentials EarnedDivision3,0382,555621
 State158,45744,50451,319
Students Earning One or More CredentialsDivision2,5312,256510
 State126,04439,25445,542
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ExaminationDivision759316
 State1,317917295
CTE CompletersDivision920800704
 State42,22244,53939,042
NOCTI AssessmentsDivision---
 State4,0955111,508

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Finance

Percentage of Expenditures

Division

State

Per-Pupil Spending

2019-2020 Per-Pupil Spending

The per-pupil expenditure calculations exclude expenditures that are not directly related to educational services provided to students in pre-kindergarten classes as well as in grades K-12. Excluded expenditures include adult education, community services, non-regular school day programs, capital purchases, debt service, food services, and fund transfers.

Per-Pupil Expenditures Division State
End-of-Year Average Daily Membership
School-Level Expenditures Per-Pupil
Federal
State/Local
Total
Division-Level Expenditures Per-Pupil
Federal
State/Local
Total
Total Per-Pupil Expenditures
Expenditure Summary
Excluded from Per-Pupil Formula
Total Expenditures

Sources of Financial Support

Division

State

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.
Sources of Financial Support Per-Pupil
  Type Local State Federal
2017-2018Division$4,688$5,565$656
State$6,462$5,219$867
2018-2019Division$5,856$4,999$665
State$6,642$5,388$901
2019-2020Division$4,569$6,246$714
State$6,770$5,603$867

Learning Climate

Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic Absenteeism 2020-2021 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
2018-2019 2020-2021
Subgroup Below 10% 10% or Above Below 10% 10% or Above
All Students20,0462,98715,5986,997
Female9,7101,3887,8373,019
Male10,3361,5997,7583,974
American Indian4743018
Asian57453508129
Black3,6076412,6581,642
Hispanic3,3924922,7881,752
Native Hawaiian3542926
White10,9751,5488,3872,845
Multiple Races1,4162451,198585
Students with Disabilities2,4045882,0151,155
Economically Disadvantaged7,5281,8365,9114,508
English Learners1,3881981,166779
Homeless197151105233
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Standards of Accreditation (SOA) Offenses Data

2020-2021 Offenses
  Number of Offenses
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses 37
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses 61
Other Offenses Against Persons 51
All Other Offenses <
Weapons Offenses <
Offenses Against Staff <
Offenses Against Student 19
Technology Offenses <

< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

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
  2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Subgroup % Population% Short-Term Suspensions% Population% Short-Term Suspensions% Population% Short-Term Suspensions
American Indian0.20.10.20.20.2
Asian2.70.62.70.72.81.1
Black18.63618.235.71925
Hispanic16.913.218.515.72017.4
Native Hawaiian0.20.10.20.2
White54.241.552.939.549.845.7
Multiple Races7.28.57.48.27.910.9
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

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
  2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Subgroup % Population% Long-Term Suspensions% Population% Long-Term Suspensions% Population% Long-Term Suspensions
American Indian0.20.20.2
Asian2.71.72.72.42.8
Black18.637.618.236.51925
Hispanic16.917.918.514.12025
Native Hawaiian0.20.20.2
White54.238.552.938.849.850
Multiple Races7.24.37.48.27.9
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

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
  2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Subgroup % Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian0.20.20.2
Asian2.72.72.8
Black18.618.210019
Hispanic16.918.520
Native Hawaiian0.20.20.2
White54.210052.949.8
Multiple Races7.27.47.9
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available