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