More than 30% of Virginia's schools fail to win accreditation
More than 30 percent of Virginia’s public schools failed to meet full state accreditation standards last year, a performance 7 percentage points worse than last year, Times Dispatch reports.
The decline in accreditation partly stems from the increased difficulty in state academic standards.
According to Times Dispatch, 11 of Richmond's 45 schools earned full accreditation, while most others earned accreditation with warning. Thompson Middle was denied accreditation. Due to unsatisfactory graduation rates, both Huguenot and John Marshall high schools earned provisional accreditation, since the two satisfied academic standards in all categories.
School Board officials, including Superintendent Dana Bedden expressed wide dissapointment in the results.