Virginia's goal is to elevate the levels of educational preparedness and attainment of our citizens.
- High school graduation and dropout rates continue to improve, while elementary and middle-school students are maintaining good performance levels.
- Virginia's rate of graduation for bachelor's degrees regularly ranks in the Top 10 nationally.
- There is widespread agreement that current levels of educational achievement are not sufficient to sustain the state's economy and standard of living. Additional training or education beyond high school has become essential for ensuring individual success and regional prosperity.
The education indicators help to assess the progress we are making, understand the key elements that influence performance, and clarify the role the Commonwealth is taking to improve educational preparedness and attainment.