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On Time Graduation Rate

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Low Moor, VA  24457

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DATE:   October 15, 2018

INFORMATION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Graduation Rates

RATIONALE

Attached is information pertaining to the 4 year cohort Virginia On Time Graduation Report. A cohort group is students who began school as ninth graders during the 2014-2015 school year and graduated within 4 years. On Time Graduation Rate graduates are defined as students who earn Advanced Studies, Standard, Modified Standard, and Applied diplomas. The state OGR rate is 91.6%. Alleghany High School had 93.6% of the 204 students graduate on time compared to 91.1% last year. The dropout rate for the state is 5.5%. Alleghany High School had a dropout rate of 3.4% compared to 5.4% the previous year.

 

The Virginia Graduation Completion Index (GCI) is a Board of Education approved formula that calculates a weighted percent of students within a given cohort who graduate, complete, or stay in school each year. Points are awarded as follows:

  • Board Recognized Diploma = 100 points
  • GED = 75 points
  • Still in school = 70 points
  • Certificate of Completion = 25 points
  • Dropout = 0 points

 

A GCI of at least 88% is required for full accreditation.

Alleghany High School’s Graduation Completion Index = 95.26% compared to 92.65% last year.

 

The Federal Graduation Indicator includes students who earned a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma. The benchmark is 84%. Alleghany High School had a rate of 86.41% compared to 83.33% the previous year.

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Attached:  Comparison Chart of Cohort and Index School Systems