Innovative classroom lessons with real-life applications are keeping Chesterfield County Public Schools students engaged, in school and successfully achieving more rigorous graduation standards, according to data released today by the Virginia Department of Education.
“Our teachers continue to engage students in innovative, engaging and relevant lessons that are providing students with a realistic look into their futures,” said Dr. Marcus Newsome, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. “Strategies such as blended learning, project-based learning and service learning help make learning fun for students while also providing real-life application to classroom instruction.”
This engaging learning environment is also helping reduce the school division’s dropout rate. According to state data, the dropout rate of Chesterfield County Public Schools has decreased to 5.4 percent in 2015 from 7.8 percent in 2011.
Here are the 2015 on-time graduation rates for Chesterfield’s comprehensive high schools:
The Virginia Department of Education website (www.doe.virginia.gov) provides detailed information about graduation rates.