2019 Graduation Rates

The four-year cohort graduation rates are up on the VDOE Web site.

The Board of Education brags on its (inflated) “On-Time” rate that counts the “Board of Education-approved”  diplomas. The Federales, to their credit, count only the Advanced Studies and Standard diplomas.

This year, the Federal rate for the state slipped from 88.8% to 88.7%; the Richmond average fell from 67.6% to 64.9%.

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On these data, there’s no telling how much of the Richmond decline is the result of correcting the transcript issues.

Breaking out the Standard and Advanced rates, the Advanced average fell from 52.0 to 51.5% while the Standard rate rose from 36.8% to 37.2%. The Richmond Advanced rate fell from 23.3% to 21.7%, the Standard, 44.3% to 43.2%.

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Here are the Richmond rates by school, sorted by the Federal rate.

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And, to complete the picture, the rates for Richmond’s economically disadvantaged students (ca. 2/3 of the Richmond population).

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Note: The zero Advanced rates here for Wythe and Franklin probably are artifacts of the VDOE suppression rules for groups of <10 students. The Franklin rate calculates as 29%; the Wythe could be as high as 5.5%.