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Region’s schools fare well in accreditation

Schools across the Fredericksburg region received full accreditation with two exceptions, according to a state Board of Education report released this morning.

Washington and Lee High School in Westmoreland County failed to meet the new graduation standard by less than five points and was given provisional accreditation.

All new schools receive conditional accreditation, which was the designation given to Locust Grove Primary in Orange County.

In Fredericksburg  and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, Culpeper, Fauquier and Louisa, all schools earned full accreditation.

Accreditation is determined by student performance on the four Standards of Learning tests and the graduation standard.

Statewide, 96 percent of schools earned full accreditation based on data for the 2010-11 school year.

You can review the full list of accreditation ratings or view so-called report cards on any school in the state.

(An earlier post on this topic contained incorrect information.)