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SOL scores

The Virginia Department of Education on Aug. 22, 2018, released Standards of Learning pass rates from tests taken in the 2017-18 school year:

“Within the data are some scores that reflect growth within Petersburg City Public Schools, and we celebrate the work of our students, teachers and administrators,” said Superintendent Marcus Newsome. “We are not yet where we want to be, but the processes and expectations that are being strengthened within every school will help us achieve our mission of developing 21st-century citizens able to effectively collaborate, communicate and innovate. We believe the school division is on track to reach the academic goals documented in our five-year strategic plan, Innovate 2022.

“It is important to point out that we are seeing academic growth on an individual basis among our students that is not necessarily reflected in overall pass rates. We continue to believe in our students and teachers as we move forward together to improve public education in Petersburg,” Dr. Newsome said. “We are optimistic and look forward to academic success spreading throughout Petersburg City Public Schools.”