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Standards of Learning

Tidewater-area schools accredited under new standards

Tidewater-area schools accredited under new standards

All Tidewater-area school divisions received accreditation under the Virginia Department of Education’s new standards.

More than 90 percent of schools in Virginia received accreditation by the state department, according to data released by the Department of Education on Thursday.

The new standards come with ratings of either accredited or accredited with conditions, instead of the previous system ratings of accredited or several types of partial accreditation.

Only 7 percent of schools are accredited with conditions, with the remaining 92 percent of schools being accredited, according to the released data.

All three schools in West Point, four schools in King...