Ashburn, VA (October 5, 2016) – The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has reported that 85 of 86 (99 percent) of Loudoun County public schools are fully accredited for the 2016-2017 school year.
Statewide, 81 percent of schools are fully accredited by VDOE for 2016-2017.
One Loudoun school, Sugarland Elementary, received the rating “Partially Accredited: Warned School in Science.”
In order to be fully accredited, 75 percent of students in a school must pass an English Standards of Learning (SOL) test and 70 percent of students must pass SOL tests in math, history and science. Sixty-three percent of students at Sugarland Elementary School passed the Science SOL in spring 2016. Sugarland is in its second year of Partially Accredited: Warned School status. Sugarland did not make the accreditation standard in English last year with a 74 percent pass rate (Sugarland made an 11-percentage-point gain in English from 2015 to 2016). Sugarland will be required to conduct an Academic Review of their instructional practices and develop a three-year improvement plan. In addition, Sugarland Elementary will have mandatory meetings with district staff and an assigned VDOE contractor.
A total of 218 schools across the Commonwealth of Virginia are Partially Accredited. Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has increased the proportion of schools reaching full accreditation since the 2013-2014 school year when seven schools were Partially Accredited.
State and federal accountability ratings for all schools in Virginia can be accessed through the VDOE School Report Card website by clicking here.