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VBCPS sets another record with highest-ever graduation rate and lowest dropout rate

VBCPS sets another record with highest-ever graduation rate and lowest dropout rate
Posted on 10/01/2020

For the 12th consecutive year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) reached record levels with respect to the On-Time Graduation (OTG) rate, which stands at 94.2% for the 2020 cohort year, and the lowest recorded dropout rate of 2.9%. VBCPS also outperformed Virginia's rates of 92.3% for OTG and 5.1% for dropouts.

“Even a global health pandemic cannot stop our division’s progress. Our educators and support staff are committed to meeting our students’ educational and social-emotional needs so they walk off that graduation stage fully prepared for college, the military or a career,” said VBCPS Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence. “This continued improvement would not be possible without the additional support of our families, who became first-year teachers overnight when schools closed in the spring, and they managed it with grace and patience. Virginia Beach is truly a village devoted to its future citizens.”

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