On-time Graduation Rate Rises

(AP) - Virginia education officials say 88 percent of students in the class of 2012 graduated after four years of high school.

The Virginia Department of Education said Tuesday that the on-time graduation rate for public high school students who were first-time ninth-graders in 2008 rose more than a percentage point from the previous year's class.

On-time graduation has increased more than 7 percent since the agency first reported rates in 2008.

Of the 97,023 students who began high school in 2008, the dropout rate was 6.5 percent, down from 7.2 percent in the previous year's class. That rate has fallen by more than 25 percent in the last five years.

High schools have had to meet annual graduation and completion benchmarks to earn full state accreditation since the 2010-11 academic year.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 175442181 - newsplex.com/a?a=175442181
Gray Television, Inc.