The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released its official accreditation ratings for the 2019-2020 school year, and for the 13th year in a row, every school in Williamsburg-James City County (WJCC) earned full accreditation.

Standards of Learning data reflect strong student achievement in reading math, science, and history. In fact, WJCC Schools outperformed the state in each of these key areas for the “All Students” category. The division as a whole also made significant progress in closing achievement gaps in math with a 10 percent increase in performance for African American students, economically disadvantaged students, English language learners and students with disabilities.

“I am so proud of our students, their teachers, and the administrators who set high academic goals and then worked together to attain them,” said Dr. Olwen Herron, superintendent of WJCC Schools. “The state revised its accountability standards and continues to increase the rigor of SOL tests making the growth and success we have seen even more remarkable.”

This is the second year of the VDOE’s revised accreditation system which uses Standards of Learning test scores along with other school quality indicators such as graduation rates, progress in closing achievement gaps, absenteeism, and college and career readiness.

You can read more about Virginia’s School Quality Profiles and see report cards for each WJCC school by visiting the Virginia Department of Education website.