The Virginia Department of Education released high school on-time graduation and dropout rates for the 2014-15 class on Tuesday.
The overall Virginia on-time graduation – when students complete high school in four years – rate was 90.5 percent, an increase over 2013-14’s 89.9 percent. The statewide dropout rate was 5.2, a decrease from 5.5 percent last year.
For Middle Peninsula-area schools, every every division exceeded the state’s graduation rate.
Every local division posted better dropout rates than the statewide figure of 5.2 percent. West Point and New Kent scored 1.6 percent and 1.2 percent, respectively. King William scored 3.7 percent and King & Queen did not record a dropout rate.