Congratulations to Alexandria City Public Schools!
The Virginia Department of Education announced that all ACPS schools met the state benchmark for accreditation. The ACPS accreditation results are presented through the new state accountability system introduced in 2018 that measures student growth over the course of a school year as well as overall achievement.
Once again, our school, Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy continues to be fully accredited for the 2019-20 school year. Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy students have scored in the 90th percentile or higher on state exams. As a result, the school has consistently exceeded performance benchmarks and has been ranked among the highest achieving schools in the nation.
“This kind of success doesn’t happen by chance, nor does it happen overnight. It happens through hard work, planning, preparation and dedication for all students to experience success regardless of their life circumstances,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
While the accreditation result is positive for ACPS, the school division is also aware that it still has work to do in some key areas. ACPS is currently focused on tackling inequities within the school division that can have an impact on the results that students achieve. ACPS will be working to remove barriers for students so that they are provided the support necessary to achieve within ACPS and beyond.