Area schools retain accreditation for 2022-23, but state says changes coming

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

According to the recently updated school quality profiles, all public schools in Northumberland and Lancaster counties received accreditation for 2022-23, but work remains in addressing chronic absenteeism and achievement gaps with student with disabilities.

School Quality Profiles can be found at https://schoolquality.virginia.gov/.

Lancaster schools

Both Lancaster Primary (LPS) and Lancaster High (LHS) achieved full accreditation while the middle school received conditional accreditation. Combined rates for 2020-21 are not reported because accreditation was waived due to the pandemic.

Schools receive full accreditation when school quality indicators—academic achievement, achievement gaps, and student engagement and outcomes—reach level one (meets or exceeds state standards) or level two (near state standards or making sufficient progress). LPS achieved level one for all indicators. LHS achieved level one on all indicators except chronic absenteeism….

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