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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Sep 30

Newport News’ Graduation Rate Increases

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 8:25 AM by Communications Department

More students Earning Diplomas

More students in Newport News Public Schools are graduating on-time. By keeping the focus on college and career readiness, the NNPS graduation rate reached an all-time high with the class of 2016 according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education.
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Newport News Public Schools’ 2016 on-time graduation rate is 92.1%, up from 72.9% in 2008. During the same period, the dropout rate decreased from 12% to 2.4% for the class of 2016. NNPS’ dropout rate is lower than the state average of 5.3%. The overall student completion rate, which includes students who have earned a diploma or a GED in four years, is 95.1%. Through innovative teaching and learning, high expectations, rigorous content and persistent support, students in Newport News Public Schools are moving beyond the minimum standards and are graduating college, career and citizen-ready. Read the full NNPS announcement here.