The Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS) class of 2014 had the second-highest graduation rate among regular Virginia public school divisions, according to a report released by the Virginia Department of Education this week. The FCCPS 2014 graduation rate of 98.4 percent was the highest among Northern Virginia schools and was nearly ten percent higher than the state’s graduation rate.
Clarke County Public Schools had the highest 2014 graduation rate in Virginia, though they had a lower rate of students graduating with an Advanced Studies diploma than at Falls Church schools. More than 72 percent of FCCPS students graduated with an Advanced Studies diploma in 2014.
Among individual traditional high schools, Mason’s on-time graduation rate is highest among area schools and 12th highest out of Virginia’s 316 public high schools. Langley High School in McLean (98.3 percent) had only a slightly lower graduation rate than Mason.
Virginia’s on-time graduation rate expresses the percentage of students in a cohort who earned a Virginia Board of Education-approved diploma within four years of entering high school for the first time.