Richmond City Public Schools: 100% accredited

For the first time since Virginia began Standards of Learning (SOL) testing, every Richmond City school has earned full accreditation based on achievement standards in English, math, history, and science.

For the first time since Virginia began Standards of Learning (SOL) testing, every Richmond City school has earned full accreditation based on achievement standards in English, math, history, and science.

From a press release issued by RPS on Wednesday:

I am so proud to serve as superintendent of a school district that has demonstrated such growth in student achievement in the past few years,” said [School Superintendent] Dr. Brandon. “In 2002-2003, just eight years ago, only 19 percent of our schools were fully accredited. Today, that number stands at 100 percent. Without question, our latest SOL scores demonstrate that Richmond Public Schools has delivered on its promise to provide a world-class education for all students. The report is truly a testament to the district’s outstanding teachers, hard-working students and dedicated parents. It’s a shared accomplishment of which we can all be proud.”

To be fully accredited, middle and high schools must have a pass rate of at least 70 percent in all four subject areas. Elementary schools must achieve a combined pass rate of at least 75 percent on English tests for students in grades three through five; a pass rate of at least 70 percent in mathematics, fifth-grade science and fifth-grade history; and a pass rate of at least 50 percent in third-grade science and history.

For more on this, stop by your local community news site (we’ll be updating these links as more posts go up):

You can also check out the full set of accreditation data on this handy-dandy spreadsheet.

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