PWCS on-time graduation rate improves for 12th consecutive year, surpasses state average
Posted on 10/08/2019
Positively PWCS 2019 On-time Graduation Rates. Bar graph showing the increase from 2008-2019

The on-time graduation rate in Prince William County Public Schools continues to increase, according to a report released today by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). The 92.4 percent on-time graduation rate for PWCS surpasses the overall state rate of 91.5 percent. The 2019 graduation rate marks the 12th consecutive year of improvement, increasing more than nine points since 2008.

“The continual improvement of our on-time graduation rate is a reflection of the focused work of our schools to ensure we are addressing the needs of all students,” said Superintendent Dr. Steve Walts. “This represents the amazing work of our teachers and staff beginning in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. I congratulate our students and staff on their dedicated work.”

In addition, the on-time graduation rate of African-American, Hispanic, white, and economically disadvantaged students surpassed the state rate. PWCS has the highest graduation rate among school divisions with 100 or more English learners, and students with disabilities in PWCS surpassed the state average by two points.

The overall PWCS graduation rates for the past five years follow:

2019 – 92.4 percent
2018 – 92.1 percent
2017 – 91.8 percent
2016 – 91.75 percent
2015 – 91.41 percent

NOTE: These percentages were taken from reports available at the following VDOE website.