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On-time high school graduation in Virginia

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The on-time graduation rate expresses the percentage of students in a cohort who earned a Board of Education-approved diploma within four years of entering high school for the first time. Percentages are based on longitudinal student-level data and account for student mobility and retention and promotion patterns.

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) publishes annual state-level, division-level and school-level cohort reports that detail outcomes for students who entered the ninth-grade for the first time together and were scheduled to graduate four years later.  Cohort reports include the Virginia data on students who graduated on time, dropped out, remained in school, or left on long-term leave, as well as students in the cohort whose records were properly reported to the state but whose status is unconfirmed.  


The timeframe is the year in which the cohort of those graduating in four years, graduated.   For example, 2016 is the Class of 2016 (first time 9th grade cohort 2012-2013).

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Data for James City and Williamsburg are combined under Williamsburg.

Last updated: Jan 2021

Last Updated

January 2022