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Suffolk City Public Schools

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Division: Suffolk City Public Schools
Division Number: 127
Address: 100 N Main St Suffolk, VA 23434
Superintendent: Dr. John Gordon III
Region: 2
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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 12 65 77 23 9 59 69 31
Female 14 67 80 20 11 61 71 29
Male 10 64 74 26 8 58 66 34
American Indian 18 59 77 23 29 47 76 24
Asian 18 74 92 8 30 51 81 19
Black 8 62 70 30 6 55 60 40
Hispanic 13 70 84 16 7 67 74 26
Native Hawaiian 15 69 85 15 8 75 83 17
White 18 69 87 13 15 65 80 20
Multiple Races 15 67 82 18 11 67 77 23
Students with Disabilities 8 30 38 62 7 27 34 66
Students without Disabilities 12 70 83 17 10 64 74 26
Economically Disadvantaged 7 59 66 34 4 49 53 47
Not Economically Disadvantaged 16 70 87 13 12 66 79 21
English Learners 7 47 53 47 - 40 40 60
Homeless 3 32 35 65 12 42 55 45
Military Connected 18 70 87 13 9 72 81 19
Foster Care - 73 73 27 8 46 54 46
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 16 55 71 29 7 52 59 41
Female 18 55 73 27 8 55 62 38
Male 13 55 68 32 6 49 55 45
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 22 65 87 13 12 53 65 35
Black 8 52 61 39 3 47 50 50
Hispanic 18 58 76 24 9 57 66 34
White 25 60 84 16 11 58 69 31
Multiple Races 21 49 70 30 9 58 68 32
Students with Disabilities 10 24 34 66 5 22 26 74
Students without Disabilities 16 59 76 24 7 56 63 37
Economically Disadvantaged 8 51 59 41 2 43 44 56
Not Economically Disadvantaged 23 59 82 18 10 59 70 30
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless - 33 33 67 < < < <
Military Connected 17 64 81 19 6 72 78 22
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
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 16 56 72 28 10 56 66 34
Female 19 58 77 23 11 61 72 28
Male 13 55 68 32 8 52 60 40
Asian 12 76 88 12 14 57 71 29
Black 10 53 62 38 7 50 57 43
Hispanic 16 67 83 17 4 69 73 27
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 26 60 86 14 16 59 75 25
Multiple Races 21 56 77 23 7 75 82 18
Students with Disabilities 10 25 35 65 5 22 27 73
Students without Disabilities 17 61 77 23 10 61 71 29
Economically Disadvantaged 9 51 60 40 6 45 51 49
Not Economically Disadvantaged 23 62 84 16 12 64 77 23
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless 10 20 30 70 < < < <
Military Connected 21 61 82 18 11 71 82 18
Foster Care < < 100 0 < < < <
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 19 60 79 21 6 61 67 33
Female 20 61 81 19 7 62 68 32
Male 18 59 76 24 5 60 66 34
American Indian < < < < < < < <
Asian 29 65 94 6 29 53 82 18
Black 13 58 72 28 4 54 58 42
Hispanic 13 74 87 13 5 72 77 23
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
White 29 59 88 12 7 73 80 20
Multiple Races 23 63 86 14 11 52 63 37
Students with Disabilities 9 27 35 65 7 27 35 65
Students without Disabilities 20 64 84 16 6 66 72 28
Economically Disadvantaged 11 57 67 33 3 47 50 50
Not Economically Disadvantaged 27 63 90 10 8 71 79 21
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless 7 40 47 53 < < < <
Military Connected 31 61 93 7 8 74 82 18
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 10 67 77 23 7 59 66 34
Female 13 69 82 18 9 59 67 33
Male 7 65 73 27 6 59 65 35
American Indian < < < < < < 100 0
Asian 13 81 94 6 21 71 93 7
Black 6 65 71 29 4 54 58 43
Hispanic 16 70 87 13 2 72 74 26
White 16 70 86 14 14 64 77 23
Multiple Races 13 67 80 20 9 62 71 29
Students with Disabilities 5 31 36 64 9 22 31 69
Students without Disabilities 11 73 84 16 7 64 71 29
Economically Disadvantaged 3 64 67 33 4 49 52 48
Not Economically Disadvantaged 17 70 87 13 9 66 75 25
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless < < < < < < 100 0
Military Connected 15 76 91 9 7 64 71 29
Foster Care < < 100 0
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 11 68 79 21 7 64 71 29
Female 14 68 82 18 8 66 74 26
Male 9 67 76 24 7 61 68 32
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian < < 100 0 45 27 73 27
Black 8 64 73 27 5 58 63 37
Hispanic 18 64 82 18 8 68 76 24
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
White 15 74 89 11 9 73 82 18
Multiple Races 13 72 85 15 11 73 84 16
Students with Disabilities 8 32 40 60 8 31 39 61
Students without Disabilities 12 74 86 14 7 68 75 25
Economically Disadvantaged 7 62 69 31 4 50 55 45
Not Economically Disadvantaged 15 72 87 13 9 72 81 19
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless < < < < < < 100 0
Military Connected 11 77 88 12 8 79 88 12
Foster Care < < 100 0 < < < <
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 6 71 76 24 7 63 70 30
Female 6 75 81 19 9 64 73 27
Male 5 66 71 29 5 62 67 33
American Indian < < < < < < < <
Asian 8 83 92 8 31 50 81 19
Black 5 64 69 31 4 56 60 40
Hispanic 5 82 87 13 11 61 72 28
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < < <
White 8 78 86 14 11 75 86 14
Multiple Races 4 82 86 14 3 81 84 16
Students with Disabilities 8 27 35 65 6 27 33 67
Students without Disabilities 5 78 83 17 7 69 76 24
Economically Disadvantaged 5 59 64 36 3 50 53 47
Not Economically Disadvantaged 6 80 86 14 10 70 80 20
English Learners < < < < - 30 30 70
Homeless - 27 27 73 < < < <
Military Connected 14 78 92 8 13 68 81 19
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
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 4 80 85 15 20 60 81 19
Female 5 81 86 14 22 59 81 19
Male 3 80 83 17 19 62 80 20
American Indian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
Asian - 93 93 7 46 46 92 8
Black 3 78 81 19 11 62 73 27
Hispanic 4 82 86 14 13 67 80 20
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < 100 0
White 8 82 90 10 35 57 92 8
Multiple Races - 97 97 3 28 64 91 9
Students with Disabilities 8 42 50 50 9 36 44 56
Students without Disabilities 4 86 89 11 22 64 87 13
Economically Disadvantaged 2 75 77 23 10 57 67 33
Not Economically Disadvantaged 6 84 90 10 26 62 87 13
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 7 82 89 11 24 68 92 8
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
< = 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 14 58 72 28
Female 17 61 78 22
Male 10 55 65 35
American Indian < < < <
Asian 44 48 93 7
Black 7 58 65 35
Hispanic 21 56 77 23
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 24 58 82 18
Multiple Races 15 63 78 22
Students with Disabilities 6 23 30 70
Students without Disabilities 15 63 78 22
Economically Disadvantaged 8 52 61 39
Not Economically Disadvantaged 18 62 79 21
English Learners < < < <
Homeless - 38 38 62
Military Connected 26 58 84 16
Foster Care < < < <
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 10 55 65 35
Female 13 61 74 26
Male 7 49 56 44
American Indian < < < <
Asian 25 67 92 8
Black 5 52 58 42
Hispanic 24 50 74 26
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 16 60 76 24
Multiple Races 9 63 72 28
Students with Disabilities 6 16 22 78
Students without Disabilities 11 62 72 28
Economically Disadvantaged 8 45 53 47
Not Economically Disadvantaged 12 63 74 26
English Learners < < < <
Homeless - 27 27 73
Military Connected 25 51 76 24
Foster Care < < < <
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 18 61 78 22
Female 22 60 82 18
Male 14 61 75 25
American Indian < < < <
Asian 60 33 93 7
Black 9 64 73 27
Hispanic 17 62 79 21
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 33 56 88 12
Multiple Races 25 64 89 11
Students with Disabilities 6 33 39 61
Students without Disabilities 19 65 84 16
Economically Disadvantaged 9 61 70 30
Not Economically Disadvantaged 24 61 84 16
English Learners < < < <
Homeless < < 100 0
Military Connected 26 67 93 7
Foster Care < < < <
< = 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 72 83 17 2 39 41 59
Female 11 75 85 15 2 40 42 58
Male 11 70 81 19 2 38 41 59
American Indian 14 59 73 27 6 33 39 61
Asian 34 63 96 4 11 59 70 30
Black 6 72 78 22 1 31 32 68
Hispanic 10 77 87 13 1 44 45 55
Native Hawaiian 25 69 94 6 - 67 67 33
White 18 73 91 9 4 51 54 46
Multiple Races 13 74 87 13 2 47 49 51
Students with Disabilities 8 44 51 49 6 13 19 81
Students without Disabilities 11 76 88 12 2 43 44 56
Economically Disadvantaged 6 70 75 25 1 24 24 76
Not Economically Disadvantaged 15 75 90 10 3 49 52 48
English Learners 5 79 84 16 2 25 27 73
Homeless 4 49 54 46 3 42 44 56
Military Connected 15 76 91 9 3 56 59 41
Foster Care - 68 68 32 6 25 31 69
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 14 65 80 20 2 42 44 56
Female 13 67 80 20 2 39 41 59
Male 15 64 79 21 3 45 48 52
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 29 67 96 4 - 71 71 29
Black 6 63 69 31 1 31 33 67
Hispanic 15 69 85 15 2 49 51 49
White 26 65 91 9 5 52 57 43
Multiple Races 14 76 90 10 - 57 57 43
Students with Disabilities 10 35 45 55 6 14 20 80
Students without Disabilities 15 69 84 16 2 45 47 53
Economically Disadvantaged 8 63 71 29 1 23 24 76
Not Economically Disadvantaged 20 68 88 12 4 56 60 40
English Learners < < 100 0 < < < <
Homeless 8 58 67 33 < < < <
Military Connected 15 70 85 15 2 60 62 38
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
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 15 69 83 17 3 41 45 55
Female 14 70 84 16 2 42 45 55
Male 15 68 83 17 4 41 44 56
Asian 29 65 94 6 7 57 64 36
Black 8 69 76 24 2 31 32 68
Hispanic 21 69 90 10 2 55 56 44
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 25 68 94 6 6 54 60 40
Multiple Races 18 69 87 13 5 49 54 46
Students with Disabilities 11 42 53 47 6 15 21 79
Students without Disabilities 15 72 87 13 3 45 48 52
Economically Disadvantaged 9 66 75 25 1 25 26 74
Not Economically Disadvantaged 21 71 92 8 4 53 58 42
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless 20 30 50 50 < < < <
Military Connected 26 66 93 7 5 65 70 30
Foster Care < < 100 0 < < < <
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 17 68 85 15 4 36 40 60
Female 16 71 87 13 4 35 39 61
Male 18 66 84 16 4 37 41 59
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 50 50 100 0 29 41 71 29
Black 10 71 80 20 2 25 27 73
Hispanic 10 79 89 11 3 43 47 53
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < < <
White 27 66 92 8 7 49 57 43
Multiple Races 32 57 89 11 2 52 53 47
Students with Disabilities 7 43 50 50 4 9 13 87
Students without Disabilities 18 72 90 10 4 40 44 56
Economically Disadvantaged 8 68 76 24 1 22 23 77
Not Economically Disadvantaged 25 69 94 6 6 46 52 48
English Learners < < 100 0 < < < <
Homeless - 40 40 60 < < < <
Military Connected 19 78 97 3 6 57 63 37
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 73 81 19 1 31 32 68
Female 7 78 85 15 2 30 32 68
Male 8 69 77 23 1 31 32 68
American Indian < < < < < < 100 0
Asian 50 50 100 0 < < < <
Black 4 71 76 24 1 23 24 76
Hispanic 6 78 83 17 - 39 39 61
White 14 77 91 9 1 46 47 53
Multiple Races 5 75 81 19 - 25 25 75
Students with Disabilities 5 38 43 57 7 7 14 86
Students without Disabilities 8 80 88 12 - 34 35 65
Economically Disadvantaged 3 69 72 28 1 18 19 81
Not Economically Disadvantaged 12 78 90 10 2 42 43 57
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 12 80 93 7 - 49 49 51
Foster Care < < < <
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 4 66 70 30 2 23 24 76
Female 5 70 75 25 1 23 24 76
Male 3 63 66 34 2 23 25 75
American Indian < < < <
Asian < < 100 0 < < < <
Black 3 62 65 35 1 18 20 80
Hispanic 3 77 80 20 3 28 31 69
White 6 76 82 18 2 36 38 62
Multiple Races 3 68 70 30 - 16 16 84
Students with Disabilities 11 34 45 55 7 8 16 84
Students without Disabilities 2 76 78 22 - 26 26 74
Economically Disadvantaged 3 62 65 35 1 17 18 82
Not Economically Disadvantaged 5 72 77 23 2 29 30 70
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 8 72 81 19 - 41 41 59
Foster Care < < 100 0 < < < <
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 10 73 83 17 1 37 38 62
Female 11 76 87 13 - 39 39 61
Male 9 69 78 22 1 35 37 63
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian < < < < 8 62 69 31
Black 6 72 78 22 1 27 28 72
Hispanic 10 78 88 13 - 46 46 54
Native Hawaiian < < < < < < < <
White 18 73 90 10 1 49 49 51
Multiple Races 12 70 82 18 2 54 56 44
Students with Disabilities 7 40 46 54 5 7 12 88
Students without Disabilities 11 78 89 11 - 41 42 58
Economically Disadvantaged 5 70 75 25 - 19 20 80
Not Economically Disadvantaged 14 75 89 11 1 47 48 52
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 11 83 94 6 - 52 52 48
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
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 83 90 10 2 44 45 55
Female 7 84 91 9 2 47 49 51
Male 6 83 89 11 1 41 42 58
American Indian < < < < < < < <
Asian 23 62 85 15 12 59 71 29
Black 5 84 89 11 1 39 40 60
Hispanic 3 93 96 4 - 37 37 63
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < < <
White 9 82 91 9 3 52 55 45
Multiple Races 7 85 92 8 3 48 51 49
Students with Disabilities 1 73 73 27 - 25 25 75
Students without Disabilities 7 85 92 8 2 46 48 52
Economically Disadvantaged 3 83 87 13 - 32 33 67
Not Economically Disadvantaged 9 83 93 7 2 49 52 48
English Learners - 100 100 0 < < < <
Homeless - 82 82 18 < < < <
Military Connected 11 85 97 3 3 54 57 43
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
Geometry Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 9 76 85 15 1 57 58 42
Female 8 78 86 14 1 61 62 38
Male 10 75 84 16 1 53 54 46
American Indian < < < < < < < <
Asian 26 74 100 0 < < 100 0
Black 4 75 80 20 - 52 52 48
Hispanic 11 70 80 20 - 48 48 52
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
White 15 77 92 8 2 64 66 34
Multiple Races 5 89 93 7 6 56 63 38
Students with Disabilities - 47 47 53 - 30 30 70
Students without Disabilities 9 78 87 13 1 57 58 42
Economically Disadvantaged 3 76 78 22 - 41 41 59
Not Economically Disadvantaged 13 76 89 11 1 61 62 38
English Learners < < < <
Homeless < < < < < < 100 0
Military Connected 11 69 80 20 3 56 59 41
Foster Care < < < <
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 12 79 91 9 2 55 58 42
Female 10 80 90 10 5 48 53 48
Male 13 78 92 8 - 63 63 37
Asian < < 100 0 < < < <
Black 8 83 91 9 - 69 69 31
Hispanic 7 85 93 7 < < < <
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 15 73 88 12 5 42 47 53
Multiple Races 17 78 94 6 < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 70 70 30 < < < <
Students without Disabilities 12 79 91 9 2 57 59 41
Economically Disadvantaged 11 78 90 10 - 38 38 63
Not Economically Disadvantaged 12 79 91 9 3 60 63 37
Military Connected 8 81 89 11 < < < <
< = 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 70 83 17 4 51 54 46
Female 11 72 83 17 3 50 53 47
Male 14 69 83 17 4 51 55 45
American Indian 30 60 90 10 - 36 36 64
Asian 40 57 97 3 13 62 75 25
Black 7 69 76 24 2 41 43 57
Hispanic 11 78 89 11 4 58 62 38
Native Hawaiian 21 79 100 0 < < < <
White 20 72 93 7 7 64 71 29
Multiple Races 15 75 90 10 4 63 67 33
Students with Disabilities 6 42 48 52 3 17 20 80
Students without Disabilities 13 74 88 12 4 55 59 41
Economically Disadvantaged 6 66 72 28 2 35 37 63
Not Economically Disadvantaged 18 74 91 9 5 59 63 37
English Learners - 65 65 35 - 17 17 83
Homeless 3 46 49 51 5 40 45 55
Military Connected 21 73 93 7 7 58 65 35
Foster Care 5 58 63 37 10 20 30 70
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 59 82 18 5 38 43 57
Female 21 61 82 18 4 36 40 60
Male 25 57 82 18 6 40 47 53
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 41 59 100 0 18 41 59 41
Black 15 59 74 26 2 26 28 72
Hispanic 19 71 90 10 2 51 53 47
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < < <
White 37 56 93 7 9 55 64 36
Multiple Races 29 65 94 6 7 44 51 49
Students with Disabilities 9 41 50 50 4 18 21 79
Students without Disabilities 25 61 86 14 5 42 47 53
Economically Disadvantaged 12 59 70 30 1 24 25 75
Not Economically Disadvantaged 34 59 93 7 7 49 56 44
English Learners < < 100 0 < < < <
Homeless 7 47 53 47 < < < <
Military Connected 41 56 97 3 10 55 65 35
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 7 71 78 22 3 50 52 48
Female 6 70 76 24 3 49 52 48
Male 8 71 79 21 3 50 53 47
American Indian < < 100 0 < < < <
Asian 38 54 92 8 7 64 71 29
Black 4 65 70 30 1 38 40 60
Hispanic 7 77 85 15 4 58 62 38
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < < <
White 12 79 90 10 4 65 69 31
Multiple Races 7 77 83 17 6 67 72 28
Students with Disabilities 5 36 41 59 2 14 16 84
Students without Disabilities 7 76 83 17 3 55 58 42
Economically Disadvantaged 3 59 62 38 2 36 38 62
Not Economically Disadvantaged 10 79 89 11 3 57 60 40
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless - 40 40 60 < < < <
Military Connected 12 76 88 12 2 55 57 43
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
Biology Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 9 76 85 15 3 58 61 39
Female 9 79 88 12 3 60 63 37
Male 9 73 82 18 3 57 60 40
American Indian < < < < < < < <
Asian 44 56 100 0 14 79 93 7
Black 4 76 80 20 2 50 51 49
Hispanic 10 77 87 13 7 68 75 25
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 15 77 92 8 5 71 76 24
Multiple Races 10 82 92 8 - 71 71 29
Students with Disabilities 1 47 48 52 1 13 14 86
Students without Disabilities 10 80 90 10 3 64 67 33
Economically Disadvantaged 3 73 76 24 1 46 46 54
Not Economically Disadvantaged 13 78 91 9 4 64 68 32
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 7 84 91 9 2 75 77 23
Foster Care < < < < < < < <
Chemistry Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students 15 76 91 9 < < < <
Female 14 78 92 8 < < < <
Male 15 74 89 11 < < < <
Asian < < 100 0
Black 9 78 87 13 < < < <
Hispanic 10 90 100 0 < < < <
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 19 74 94 6 < < < <
Multiple Races 13 73 87 13
Students with Disabilities < < < <
Students without Disabilities 15 77 92 8 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 12 79 90 10 < < < <
Not Economically Disadvantaged 16 75 91 9 < < < <
English Learners < < < <
Military Connected 24 71 94 6
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 10 78 88 12 4 56 60 40
Female 9 79 88 12 3 55 58 42
Male 11 77 88 12 5 57 62 38
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian 29 65 94 6 10 70 80 20
Black 4 77 81 19 1 48 49 51
Hispanic 5 87 92 8 5 56 60 40
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0 < < 100 0
White 18 79 97 3 9 67 76 24
Multiple Races 15 78 93 7 - 76 76 24
Students with Disabilities 4 52 55 45 2 26 28 72
Students without Disabilities 10 81 91 9 4 60 64 36
Economically Disadvantaged 4 75 79 21 1 39 40 60
Not Economically Disadvantaged 14 80 94 6 5 63 68 32
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Homeless < < < < < < < <
Military Connected 13 85 98 2 12 52 64 36
Foster Care < < 100 0 < < < <
< = 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 18 59 76 24
Female 17 59 75 25
Male 18 59 77 23
American Indian < < < <
Asian 35 59 94 6
Black 10 58 67 33
Hispanic 25 60 85 15
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 29 60 89 11
Multiple Races 22 62 84 16
Students with Disabilities 6 37 43 57
Students without Disabilities 19 62 81 19
Economically Disadvantaged 9 56 64 36
Not Economically Disadvantaged 25 61 86 14
English Learners 4 64 68 32
Homeless 5 29 33 67
Military Connected 28 60 88 12
Foster Care 15 31 46 54
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 6 56 61 39
Female 4 52 57 43
Male 7 59 66 34
American Indian < < < <
Asian < < 100 0
Black 4 51 56 44
Hispanic - 84 84 16
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 11 58 70 30
Multiple Races - 73 73 27
Students with Disabilities - 24 24 76
Students without Disabilities 7 61 68 32
Economically Disadvantaged 3 49 52 48
Not Economically Disadvantaged 8 62 70 30
English Learners < < 100 0
Homeless < < < <
Military Connected - 70 70 30
Foster Care < < < <
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 14 63 77 23
Female 14 63 77 23
Male 13 64 77 23
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian 39 54 93 7
Black 7 61 68 32
Hispanic 9 76 84 16
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 25 65 89 11
Multiple Races 16 75 91 9
Students with Disabilities 2 42 44 56
Students without Disabilities 16 67 82 18
Economically Disadvantaged 4 61 65 35
Not Economically Disadvantaged 22 66 88 12
English Learners - 69 69 31
Homeless < < < <
Military Connected 23 65 88 12
Foster Care < < < <
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 16 66 82 18
Female 14 66 80 20
Male 19 66 85 15
Asian 23 69 92 8
Black 9 64 73 27
Hispanic 33 53 87 13
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 24 70 94 6
Multiple Races 22 63 85 15
Students with Disabilities 6 59 65 35
Students without Disabilities 17 66 83 17
Economically Disadvantaged 9 60 69 31
Not Economically Disadvantaged 19 69 88 12
English Learners < < 100 0
Homeless < < 100 0
Military Connected 25 64 89 11
Foster Care < < < <
Geography Performance 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Student Subgroup Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed Advanced Proficient Passed Failed
All Students < < < <
Female < < < <
Male < < < <
Black < < < <
Hispanic < < 100 0
White < < < <
Multiple Races < < < <
Students without Disabilities < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged < < < <
Not Economically Disadvantaged < < < <
Military Connected < < 100 0
Foster Care < < < <
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 16 60 76 24
Female 15 60 75 25
Male 17 60 77 23
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian < < < <
Black 9 59 68 32
Hispanic 24 58 82 18
Native Hawaiian < < 100 0
White 27 62 89 11
Multiple Races 23 59 82 18
Students with Disabilities 2 34 35 65
Students without Disabilities 19 64 83 17
Economically Disadvantaged 7 58 65 35
Not Economically Disadvantaged 23 62 85 15
English Learners < < < <
Homeless < < < <
Military Connected 21 66 87 13
Foster Care < < 100 0
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 50 77 23
Female 27 50 77 23
Male 28 49 77 23
American Indian < < 100 0
Asian 38 63 100 0
Black 15 52 67 33
Hispanic 48 41 90 10
White 44 46 90 10
Multiple Races 32 49 81 19
Students with Disabilities 8 32 41 59
Students without Disabilities 30 52 82 18
Economically Disadvantaged 15 50 66 34
Not Economically Disadvantaged 40 49 89 11
English Learners < < < <
Homeless < < < <
Military Connected 45 46 90 10
Foster Care < < 100 0
< = 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
Division2-
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-kindergarten501513348
Kindergarten9331,007898
Grade 11,061989963
Grade 21,0911,049951
Grade 31,1121,0921,014
Grade 41,0731,0711,035
Grade 51,0861,0781,053
Grade 61,1241,1121,031
Grade 71,1271,1221,114
Grade 81,0381,1211,109
Grade 91,2871,2081,271
Grade 101,1101,1481,091
Grade 118761,006999
Grade 12846807992
Total Students14,26514,32313,869

< = 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.
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Fall Membership by Subgroup
Subgroup 2018-20192019-20202020-2021
All Students142651432313869
Female686368896645
Male740274347224
American Indian323540
Asian225225213
Black784478597801
Hispanic797826826
Native Hawaiian252821
White451345134120
Multiple Races829837848
Students with Disabilities180618611753
Students without Disabilities124591246212116
Economically Disadvantaged694668376875
Not Economically Disadvantaged731974866994
English Learners93118121
Not English Learners141721420513748
Homeless615245
Military Connected6231170866
Foster Care201621
< = 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 374 460 36 17 61 47
State 50981 37565 2393 953 5062 1527
Female Division 198 234 13 6 19 16
State 28032 16195 772 327 1870 537
Male Division 176 226 23 11 42 31
State 22949 21370 1621 626 3192 990
American Indian Division < < < < 0 <
State 127 109 5 4 12 5
Asian Division 8 4 1 0 0 0
State 5504 1382 99 13 87 34
Black Division 189 295 25 8 45 35
State 7857 10933 899 202 1084 601
Hispanic Division 21 21 2 2 5 1
State 5873 7010 283 119 2545 241
Native Hawaiian Division < < < < 0 <
State 80 53 7 1 2 3
White Division 137 122 6 6 11 11
State 28901 16318 1003 543 1194 573
Multiple Races Division 18 16 2 1 0 0
State 2639 1760 97 71 138 70
Students with Disabilities Division 7 68 36 2 24 3
State 1176 7391 2393 128 922 89
Economically Disadvantaged Division 89 226 20 11 40 33
State 11627 19512 1409 505 2495 997
English Learners Division < < < < < <
State 1295 4669 241 28 2167 60
Homeless Division 2 5 1 0 2 1
State 183 628 54 22 301 49
Military Connected Division 22 22 1 0 0 1
State 2014 1262 47 21 39 14
Foster Care Division < < < < < <
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 Students9958708788789616
Female4864459245193194
Male5094258443686428
American Indian<<100<10000
Asian13131001310000
Black5975098551787458
Hispanic5244854689510
Native Hawaiian<<100<10000
White2932659027193114
Multiple Races3736973710000
Students with Disabilities14011179113812417
Economically Disadvantaged41933580346834010
English Learners<<<<<<<
Homeless11873873218
Military Connected464598459800
Foster Care<<<<<<<
< = 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 Taken216 / 5.24%219 / 5.25%230 / 5.28%
Advanced Placement Course Enrollment331 / 8.04%279 / 6.69%420 / 9.65%
Dual Enrollment141 / 3.42%176 / 4.22%202 / 4.64%
Governor's School Enrollment33 / .8%31 / .74%27 / .62%
IB Course Enrollment47 / 1.14%72 / 1.73%73 / 1.68%
Senior Enrolled in IB Program16 / .39%26 / .62%37 / .85%

< = 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 StudentsDivision90254440
State86,21159,46231
FemaleDivision48034728
State43,37932,57825
MaleDivision42219753
State42,83226,88437
American IndianDivision<<100
State22013539
AsianDivision171512
State6,3805,55313
BlackDivision51632138
State18,49311,40838
HispanicDivision442543
State10,8006,31841
Native HawaiianDivision<<100
State1248234
WhiteDivision28616542
State46,06033,07528
Multiple RacesDivision341653
State4,1342,89130
Students with DisabilitiesDivision782371
State7,5273,57553
Economically DisadvantagedDivision34418447
State28,17015,21546
English LearnersDivision<<100
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
NOCTI AssessmentsDivision1703543
 State4,0955111,508
State LicensuresDivision12--
 State2,2313331,030
Industry CertificationDivision1,32311951
 State107,23443,66048,781
Workplace ReadinessDivision546--
 State44,897--
Total Credentials EarnedDivision2,05115494
 State158,45744,50451,319
Students Earning One or More CredentialsDivision1,64215394
 State126,04439,25445,542
CTE CompletersDivision514485560
 State42,22244,53939,042
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ExaminationDivision-242
 State1,317917295

< = 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$3,964$5,861$942
State$6,462$5,219$867
2018-2019Division$4,250$6,136$987
State$6,642$5,388$901
2019-2020Division$4,196$6,307$937
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 Students12,4281,29511,1912,226
Female6,0545995,476980
Male6,3746965,7151,246
American Indian229307
Asian2061519712
Black6,8027266,0601,525
Hispanic70961698111
Native Hawaiian240211
White3,9394053,474471
Multiple Races7267971199
Students with Disabilities1,5042741,387385
Economically Disadvantaged5,5599464,1071,478
English Learners98510523
Homeless81505448
< = 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 <
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses <
Other Offenses Against Persons <
Offenses Against Student <
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<