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This school district had its lowest drop-out rate in 10 years

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.

Hampton City school district's class of 2018 had the lowest drop-out rate since 2008 (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of Hampton City Schools)
Hampton City school district’s class of 2018 had the lowest drop-out rate since 2008 (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of Hampton City Schools)
Julia Marsigliano
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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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