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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

FCPS Posts Graduation Rate of 92 Percent

Graduation rates released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) show that 92.0 percent of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students from the class of 2013 graduated on time, a rate that exceeds the state average of 89.1 percent, and an increase of 0.7 percent over the 2012 rate.

Virginia’s on-time graduation rate is based on four years of student-level data that take into account student mobility, changes in student enrollment, and the needs of special education and limited English proficient students. An on-time graduate for 2013 is a student who entered ninth grade for the first time during the 2009-10 school year and, in four years or less, earned one of the diplomas recognized by the Virginia Board of Education: standard diploma, advanced studies diploma, International Baccalaureate diploma, general achievement diploma, modified standard diploma, or special diploma.

A total of 8,405 FCPS students, or 61.8 percent, obtained an advanced studies diploma in 2013, compared to the state average of 49.7 percent. Detailed graduation, completion, and dropout data for Fairfax County Public Schools can be found on the VDOE website.  

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