Virginia Education Officials say 88 percent of students in the class of 2012 graduated after four years of high school.
On-time graduation has gone up more than seven percent since rates were first reported in 2008. Of the nearly 100,000 students who began high school that year, the dropout rate was down nearly one percent from the previous year's class.
High schools have had to meet yearly graduation and completion benchmarks to get full state accreditation since the 2010-11 school year.
Here's how those numbers translate locally.
In Frederick County, the on-time graduation rate for the public schools' class of 2012 was just more than 87 percent.
That's just below that state's rate.
However, by Frederick County's standards, that rate is up from the nearly 85 percent reported with 2011's graduating class.
The dropout rate for Frederick County Public Schools' 2012 class is 5.6 percent.
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