According to data released by the Virginia Department of Education, 91 percent of Chesterfield County Public Schools students who entered ninth grade in 2011...

According to data released by the Virginia Department of Education, 91 percent of Chesterfield County Public Schools students who entered ninth grade in 2011 graduated in four years. The school division’s on-time graduation percentage topped the state average of 90.5 percent.

Fifty-six percent of Chesterfield County’s class of 2015 graduated with a more rigorous advanced studies diploma, according to VDOE records. The school division’s percentage topped the state average of 52 percent.

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.

Community High School has a graduation rate of 30.4 percent. Only comprehensive (extensive) curriculum high schools are included in this article. It was not expected in 2011 that students enrolled at Community High would still be there at the end of four years. The goal of Community High School is to help them graduate or return to their home school. The school has an alternative accreditation plan approved by the Virginia Department of Education. The on-time graduation rate does not equate to the comprehensive high schools.

Here are the 2015 on-time graduation rates for Chesterfield’s comprehensive high schools:

  • 99 percent at Cosby
  • 93 percent at Matoaca
  • 97 percent at Midlothian
  • 92 percent at James River
  • 94 percent at Clover Hill
  • 92 percent at Manchester
  • 94 percent at Monacan
  • 90 percent at Bird
  • 93 percent at Thomas Dale
  • 87 percent at Meadowbrook
  • 30 percent at Community

The Virginia Department of Education website www.doe.virginia.gov provides detailed information about graduation rates.