P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA24457

540-863-1809††† 540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE:†† October 16, 2017

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 2013-2014 school year and graduated within 4 years.On Time Graduation Rate Graduates are defined as students who earn Advanced Studies, Standard, Modified Standard, Applied and General Achievement Diplomas. The state OGR rate is 91.1%.Alleghany High School had 91.1% of the 203 students graduate on time compared to 92.9% last year.The dropout rate for the state is 5.8%.Alleghany High School had a dropout rate of 5.4% compared to 4.87% 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 85% is required for full accreditation.

Alleghany High Schoolís Graduation Completion Index = 92.65% compared to 93.39% last year.The enhanced GCI is 94.99%.The enhanced GCI adds additional points for students who earned a CTE credential.161 students earned a CTE credential.

 

The Federal Graduation Indicator includes students who earned a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma.The benchmark is 80%.Alleghany High School had a rate of 83.33% compared to 84.89% the previous year.

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Attached:Comparison Chart of Cohort and Index School Systems