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October 2, 2018

96% of Fauquier seniors graduate on time this year

Photo/Lawrence Emerson
The Class of 2018 files into Falcon Field on May 23. Out of the three county high schools, Fauquier High posted the best on-time graduation rate at 98.8 percent.
The on-time graduation rate for Fauquier public school students this year reached its highest point in a decade, the Virginia Department of Education reported Monday.

Of 972 students who entered the ninth grade in the county’s three high schools four years ago, 96.1 percent graduated on schedule — the Fauquier school system’s best performance since the state started its annual report in 2008.

Twelve other public school systems — among 133 statewide — posted higher graduation rates this year.

The school system’s highest on-time graduation rate was 95.5 percent last year.

Statewide, 91.6 percent of high school seniors graduated on time this spring.

Last year, 95.5 percent of Fauquier public school seniors graduated on time.

Among county high schools, Fauquier High posted the best on-time graduation rate at 98.8 percent.

At Kettle Run High School, 98 percent earned diplomas in four years. At Fauquier High School, 91.7 percent graduated on time.

Superintendent David Jeck credits the teachers, students and staff.

“Ninety-six percent is an amazing statistic. Everyone should be very proud,” Dr. Jeck said. “The ultimate goal, of course, is a 100 percent graduation rate, but the fact that 96 out of 100 students are graduating on time in this school division says something very positive about the students and the people who work here.”

“Graduation rates tell the collective story of our kids’ journey through our schools,” said Major Warner, associate superintendent for instruction. “We have an outstanding instructional staff that genuinely cares about the kind of experiences our kids are exposed to, and they are to be commended for their efforts.”

Twenty-one Class of 2018 students — or 2.2 percent — dropped out since entering Fauquier high schools four years ago.

Ten members of the Class of 2018 earned GEDS.

The FCPS graduation rate for students with disabilities ranked at 95 percent.

“This kind of outcome reflects a commitment to providing equity for all students . . . it does not happen by chance,” Dr. Jeck said. “Reaching 95.5 percent in this subgroup category is nothing short of phenomenal. My hat is off to the kids especially. I hope they are aware of how huge an accomplishment this is.”

Other highlights of this year’s report for the Class of 2018 at Fauquier, Kettle Run and Liberty high schools include:

• 97.3 percent of females graduated on time, compared to 95.1 percent of males.

• 385 — or 39.6 percent — earned standard diplomas.

• 536 — or 55 percent — earned advanced studies diploma.

• 95.5 percent of black students graduated on time — up eight percent.

• 91.8 percent of Hispanic students graduated on time — up 3.9 percent.

• 52 class members had limited English proficiency at some time during their high school years. Of those, 80 percent earned diplomas on time — up 5.2 percent.

• The class had 37 students homeless at some time during their high school careers; 83.3 percent graduated on time — down 0.7 percent.

The 2018 FCPS on-time graduation rate ranks favorably in comparison to school divisions of similar size throughout the state.

Fauquier landed second among the 18 school divisions in the Commonwealth that have student enrollments ranging from 8,000 to 15,000 students. York County public schools landed first.

For more information from the Virginia Department of Education, click here.

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ATabrizi2 · October 15, 2018 at 10:25 am
JESUS. Y'all NIGGAS DUMB AS SHIT. 96% in our HICK ASS COUNTY? THOSE TEACHERS DO NOT TEACH YOU SHIT! THEY JUST GIVE ANYONE A DIPLOMA TO MAKE THEMSELVES LOOK GOOD. Those dumbass country boys should not be graduating high school. They don't even know what the Pythagorean theorem is. YOU MOTHER FUCKERS SUCK. MR. BURTON LIED A DC TV ABOUT HOW MANY FIGHTS HAPPENED ON FIGHT WEEK, HE IS A BUM ASS PUSSY WITH A FAT FOREHEAD. FAUQUIER COUNTY IS NOW SHIT BECAUSE YOU DUMB REBULICANS DON'T WANT TO CHANGE THE SMALL TOWN ASPECT. FUCK THAT BULLSHIT.
gkiltzva · October 4, 2018 at 6:44 am
Understand that this number is easily manipulated
They want the graduation rates to rise just make the final exams a little easier, and when they decide they don't want as many to graduate make them a little harder.

It's always been this way
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