Contact:                                                           For Immediate Release:  
Chris R. Whitley,                                               
Sept. 14, 2016
Public Information Officer                                                                                  
(804) 365-4574


Hanover County Public Schools Achieves Full State Accreditation

ASHLAND, Va. Ė Hanover County Public Schools (HCPS) is pleased to announce that all schools have achieved full accreditation by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) based upon results during the 2015-2016 school year.  HCPS is one of the largest school divisions in the Commonwealth to experience this level of success at all of its schools.

Students exceeded all of the Standards of Learning (SOL) benchmarks set by the VDOE in English, math, history, and science, as well as met or exceeded the state average on all 29 SOL tests.  Students also earned the highest pass rate in math among the 15 largest school divisions in the Commonwealth.  Additionally, HCPS far exceeded the graduation benchmark at all four high schools.        

ďIím proud of the efforts of our students and staff, which has earned us full accreditation again this year.  Our success is also a direct reflection of the commitment and support of our parents and community we serve.  While we celebrate this accomplishment, we also recognize that test scores alone are not indicative of a studentís, teacherís, schoolís, or divisionís success or value.  Rather, by concentrating on educating the whole child, we will continue to uphold our tradition of excellence that has and will continue to define Hanover County Public Schools,Ē said Dr. Michael B. Gill, superintendent.    





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