APS News Release

All 32 APS Schools Fully Accredited by Virginia Dept. of Education

For the fourth consecutive year in a row, all schools in Arlington Public Schools are once again fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). Today’s VDOE release of 2018-19 accreditation ratings for schools across Virginia is available online.

The accreditation ratings align with the new Standards of Accreditation (8 VAC 20-131) and are based on the results of school quality indicators including academic achievement, achievement gaps, absenteeism, graduation and dropout rates, and college, career and civic readiness.   

Arlington Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy said, “I want to congratulate our teachers, students and staff for achieving full accreditation not just one year, but consistently for the last 4 years.” He continued, “This demonstrates that our students are meeting and exceeding grade level standards and continuing to achieve as they move from one grade level to the next. Four years of full accreditation highlights the strength of our schools and the commitment of our dedicated staff to ensure that our students have the support and tools they need to succeed and grow.”

VDOE Resources
VDOE has also updated report cards and summary data for schools, divisions and the state.