Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
9/24/2021 - 7:00 PM  
Accountability and Research  
Preliminary 2021 Virginia On-Time Graduation and Dropout Rates  
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
IKE - Academic Promotion and Retention  
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
File Attachment:
Agenda Item Summary:
This brief and the attached figures are intended to provide the preliminary Virginia On-time Graduation and Dropout rates for the 2021 cohort within Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS). The final data will be released publicly by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) on September 30, 2021 for all divisions across the Commonwealth along with aggregate Virginia rates. Overall, graduation rates increased by nine percentage points to 91%. Graduation and dropout rates improved overall and across a vast majority of subgroups with the largest improvements seen in Hispanic and economically disadvantaged subgroups. Dropout rates also improved by nine percentage points with an overall rate of 5%.  
The Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the 2021 Virginia On-Time Graduation and Dropout figures for possible planning, procedural, programmatic, and/or budgetary changes.  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Clinton Page - Chief Accountability Officer
Signed By:  
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent