The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has reported that all Loudoun County public schools are fully accredited for the 2019-20 school year. Statewide, 92 percent of schools are fully accredited by VDOE for 2019-20.
The revised Standards of Accreditation implemented by VDOE in 2018 measure performance on eight school-quality indicators, including overall proficiency and growth in English and mathematics, proficiency in science, achievement gaps among student groups for English and mathematics, chronic absenteeism, dropout rate and graduation. Schools receive credit for the progress made by their English learners toward English-language proficiency. Previously, accreditation was based on the percentage of all students who passed the Standards of Learning tests and graduation. The new standards provide a more comprehensive perspective of school quality.
Federal accountability is governed by the Every Student Succeeds Act, the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. LCPS does not have any schools in improvement status as defined by the federal or state government. The accountability ratings for all schools in Virginia can be accessed through the online VDOE School Quality Profiles website http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/.