Fairfax Students' Graduation Rate: 92 Percent

Local schools' on-time graduation rate beats state average.

McLean High School graduation | Photo by Artis Moon Amarche / Patch file
McLean High School graduation | Photo by Artis Moon Amarche / Patch file

Fairfax County Public Schools students graduated on time at a rate higher than the state average, based on new data.

Ninety-two percent of students in the Fairfax County Public Schools class of 2013 graduated on time, according to Virginia Department of Education data.

That’s almost three percentage points higher than the average rate in Virginia (89.1 percent). It’s also an improvement of 0.7 percentage points from last year in Fairfax County, the school district reported

“An on-time graduate for 2013 is a student who entered ninth grade for the first time during the 2009-10 school year and, in four years or less, earned one of the diplomas recognized by the Virginia Board of Education,” according to a news release from the school system.

See complete data for all school districts in the state here.

More data regarding Fairfax County schools:

  • Female four-year graduation rate: 93.6 percent
  • Male four-year graduation rate: 90.6 percent
  • White students were most likely to graduate within four years (96 percent), followed by Asian students (95.2 percent), native Hawaiian students (94.1 percent), black students (88.3 percent), American Indian students (83.3 percent) and Hispanic students (81 percent).
  • Students least likely to graduate on time are those who were homeless and those who have limited proficiency in English.

Elsewhere in Northern Virginia:

  • Alexandria City: 86.2 percent
  • Arlington County: 91.4 percent
  • Falls Church City: 97.1 percent
  • Loudoun County: 95.7 percent
  • Prince William County: 89.6 percent


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