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Franklin and Armstrong best/worst for on-time graduation in the city

September 29, 2015 1:28 pm by

Statewide, nine out of ten students who entered the ninth grade in 2011 earned a diploma within four years and more than half graduated from high school with an Advanced Studies Diploma, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported today.

Of Virginia’s 329 high schools and combined schools with graduating classes, 197 achieved graduation rates higher than the state rate of 90.5% and 132 were lower. Of the 131 school divisions with high schools, 71 had graduation rates higher than the state’s, and 60 had rates that were lower.

Richmond Public Schools had an an on-time graduation rate of 81.4% across 8 high schools. Franklin and Open lead the way at 100%, with Armstrong the worst at 72.8%.

City graduation rates (and cohort size)

  • 72.8% (246) Armstrong HS
  • 100% (35) Franklin HS
  • 84.4% (243) George Wythe HS
  • 87.3% (307) Huguenot HS
  • 83.5% (188) John Marshall HS
  • 100% (48) Open High
  • 97.15 (34) Richmond Community
  • 90.95 (252) Thomas Jefferson HS

Armstrong HS had the worst school-wide drop-out rate at 16.6%, with a 17.9% drop-out rate among boys. Students at Armstrong who had at any time been identified as having a disability had a 23.5% drop-out rate.

Perhaps the most glaring number on the page is the 47.1% graduation rate for hispanic students at George Wythe. This same group had a 41.2% drop-out rate.



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