Two female students and two male students with their diplomas. Chart showing the increase in grad rates from 2016-2020. 91.75, 91.8, 92.1, 92.4,93.The on-time graduation rate in Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) continues to increase, according to a report released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). The 93 percent on-time graduation rate for PWCS surpasses the overall state rate of 92.3 percent. The 2020 graduation rate marks the 13th consecutive year of improvement.

"The on-time graduation rate is a reflection of the dedication of our schools to ensure we are addressing the needs of all students," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Walts. "This represents the amazing work our teachers and staff continue to accomplish, even during a difficult and unprecedented situation. I congratulate our students and staff on their remarkable work."

In addition, the on-time graduation rate of African American, Hispanic, white, and economically disadvantaged students surpassed the state rate. English learners in PWCS surpassed the state rate by seven points and students with disabilities in PWCS surpassed the state average by two points. The dropout rate in PWCS decreased from 5.9 percent in 2019 to 5.3 percent in 2020.

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

2020 - 93 percent
2019 - 92.4 percent
2018 - 92.1 percent
2017 - 91.8 percent
2016 - 91.75 percent

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