HAMPTON — The school district’s class of 2018 had the lowest drop-out rate since 2008, according to the Virginia Department of Education.
The VDOE reported that the drop-out rate for Hampton was 1.57 percent and that 92.6 percent of the city’s graduates earned their diplomas in four years.
“The graduation rate in Hampton continues to rise as the Division’s schools increase students access to a guaranteed and viable curriculum, college and career academies, dual enrollment and advanced placement opportunities, as well as work-based learning and internships,” said Donna Woods, one of the executive directors of school leadership for Hampton City schools. “We recognize the need to continue to provide structured personalized learning by leveraging data to identify students’ individual learning needs, as well as the importance of the social and emotional development of the whole child.”
The drop-out rate for the state of Virginia is 5.5 percent and the average of graduates that earn their diploma over four years is 91.6 percent, according to the VDOE’s report.