Dropout and Graduation Datasets

By John R. Butcher a/k/a cranky

Oct.1, 2015

James Weigand of Lynchburg points out that I haven’t posted the complete dropout and graduation datasets. Let’s see if I can fix that. At the threshold, recall that the data for Richmond and some other divisions are inflated by inclusion of results from the Governor’s schools. With that caveat, here, first, are the divisions with the lowest 2015 cohort dropout rates. And here are those with the highest:

DivisionDO Rate
Hopewell City13.3
Brunswick County11.9
Richmond City11.8
Alexandria City11.6
Dickenson County11.5
Fredericksburg City11.5
Nottoway County10.9
Roanoke City10.3
Franklin City10.1
Covington City10
VDOE posts its inflated On-Time Graduation Index in the cohort reports.  I’ve calculated the Federal Graduation Indicator, which counts only standard diplomas, from the raw cohort data.  Here, first, are the divisions with the highest rates.
West Point98.4
Falls Church City97.6
Page County96.0
Greene County95.7
Norton City94.8
Loudoun County94.0
Clarke County94.0
Poquoson City93.8
York County93.0
King George County92.8
And here is the other end of the list.
Petersburg City59.5
Covington City70.0
Richmond City70.6
Dinwiddie County71.7
Danville City74.2
Alexandria City74.6
Sussex County74.7
Lee County75.1
Tazewell County75.7
Franklin City75.9
Finally, here is the complete list, alphabetical by division.  Highland County is absent because the numbers were too small to report.
DivisionDO RateFGI
Accomack County6.485.6
Albemarle County2.391.6
Alexandria City11.674.6
Alleghany County5.683.1
Amelia County6.286.2
Amherst County4.683.7
Appomattox County3.890.8
Arlington County4.288.3
Augusta County4.788.1
Bath County2.278.3
Bedford County584.9
Bland County3.788.9
Botetourt County2.292.3
Bristol City3.678.4
Brunswick County11.976.3
Buchanan County4.186.2
Buckingham County3.987.0
Buena Vista City8.478.9
Campbell County3.785.3
Caroline County6.278.4
Carroll County7.986.0
Charles City County086.0
Charlotte County5.181.5
Charlottesville City9.578.0
Chesapeake City3.287.9
Chesterfield County688.8
Clarke County0.694.0
Colonial Beach790.7
Colonial Heights City5.685.0
Covington City1070.0
Craig County7.185.7
Culpeper County4.787.7
Cumberland County8.190.1
Danville City9.974.2
Dickenson County11.578.8
Dinwiddie County7.471.7
Essex County4.283.1
Fairfax County5.689.8
Falls Church City097.6
Fauquier County2.289.5
Floyd County4.490.4
Fluvanna County3.389.2
Franklin City10.175.9
Franklin County5.983.4
Frederick County3.589.8
Fredericksburg City11.579.1
Galax City2.987.4
Giles County5.683.6
Gloucester County3.690.8
Goochland County3.792.5
Grayson County7.981.6
Greene County2.495.7
Greensville County5.380.6
Halifax County6.278.8
Hampton City5.182.6
Hanover County3.491.8
Harrisonburg City3.885.7
Henrico County5.485.3
Henry County5.784.0
Hopewell City13.376.5
Isle of Wight County2.589.1
King and Queen County089.1
King George County2.292.8
King William County3.784.0
Lancaster County4.980.5
Lee County8.775.1
Loudoun County2.294.0
Louisa County789.6
Lunenburg County6.781.0
Lynchburg City7.177.4
Madison County2.789.7
Manassas City7.982.2
Manassas Park City8.785.0
Martinsville City776.4
Mathews County2.686.0
Mecklenburg County487.3
Middlesex County4.392.6
Montgomery County785.2
Nelson County6.378.3
New Kent County1.290.6
Newport News City2.886.4
Norfolk City5.876.9
Northampton County9.376.3
Northumberland County1.890.8
Norton City1.794.8
Nottoway County10.978.7
Orange County1.186.8
Page County0.796.0
Patrick County5.685.9
Petersburg City8.359.5
Pittsylvania County6.487.7
Poquoson City193.8
Portsmouth City4.881.4
Powhatan County3.590.9
Prince Edward County9.780.0
Prince George County9.282.6
Prince William County5.987.7
Pulaski County4.979.8
Radford City0.886.8
Rappahannock County2.790.4
Richmond City11.870.6
Richmond County3.790.2
Roanoke City10.377.3
Roanoke County3.191.4
Rockbridge County5.687.3
Rockingham County4.688.6
Russell County4.788.2
Salem City2.691.3
Scott County390.0
Shenandoah County290.6
Smyth County4.789.0
Southampton County5.783.0
Spotsylvania County4.788.4
Stafford County4.491.0
Staunton City3.791.0
Suffolk City9.583.4
Surry County3.882.1
Sussex County4.874.7
Tazewell County7.675.7
Virginia Beach City5.386.6
Warren County2.687.9
Washington County3.190.2
Waynesboro City7.877.2
West Point1.698.4
Westmoreland County6.680.2
Williamsburg-James City County1.689.5
Winchester City2.187.5
Wise County5.986.3
Wythe County5.487.8
York County3.693.0
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