A vast majority of Virginia high school students are graduating on time, and the rate keeps getting better. Nearly nine out of ten students got a diploma in four years. That covers kids who entered the ninth grade in the fall of 2009. The statewide dropout rate fell to just below 6% for the class of 2013. That’s one-half percent better than the previous year.
Locally, the graduation rate in Albemarle County was 93.4%. The city’s on-time graduation rates dropped to 80.57 percent. Director of Student Services and Achievement Beth Baptist says they are disappointed by a decrease in the school’s on-time graduation rate but they are addressing it.