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Virginia Cohort Reports
Graduation, Completion, Dropout & Postsecondary Data

October 2013




 Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate Tops 89 Percent -- Drop-out rate falls as more minority students earn diplomas -- Virginia sees 7.8 percent increase in on-time graduation rate since 2008.  Cohort reports include the Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate for the commonwealth, school divisions and high schools and also include data on dropouts, students still in school and students on long-term leave.The Virginia 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.

On-Time High School Graduation Rates by VA Region, 2008-2013

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Regional graduation data is based on Virginia's on-time cohort graduation data. (See Data Definitions and Sources.) Graduation rates continued to improve in all of Virginia's regions in 2012-2013, with the statewide average rising to 89.1 percent. The Northern (91.6%) and Valley (91.0%) regions had rates that exceed the statewide average. And although below the state average, the remaining regions all saw improvement in their graduation rates: Central (88.7%), Southwest (89.0%), Eastern (87.8%), West Central (87.7%), Hampton Roads (87.0%), and Southside (86.5%).