6/4/21: Uh, There Is No Black/White High School Graduation Gap… At Least Not in Virginia


My buddy Paul Lott, who happens to be a Harvard educated African American, and is also running for Congress in Virginia’s 10th District in 2022, did a little digging and created some very useful data tables to better understand how race hustlers like the NAACP, MSAAC, Equity Committee, and LCPS are applying deceptive logic when it comes to the “graduation gap” claim.

Paul also founded the National Society For The Advancement of Black Americans, an honest and legitimate alternative to the NAACP, which we all know is centered around racism and creating victims.


Gainesville, Virginia 06/04/2021 – The National Society for the Advancement of Black Americans (nsaba.org) conducted a study of Virginia high school graduation rates based on the most recent complete 2019 data. Researchers collected and analyzed graduation data from the 118 school districts that have black and white student enrollment. The report was produced using data publicly available on the Virginia Department of Education website. The purpose of the study was to determined the extent of the Black/White graduation gap in light of the efforts of multiple school systems looking to introduce elements of Critical Race Theory into school curricula. Three common ideas in Critical Race Theory are that racism is systemic throughout American society, all White Americans are inherently racist against Black Americans, and that the only way to correct inherent racism is through anti-racism, which includes discriminating against White Americans to counterbalance systemic and inherent racism against Black Americans. Our goal was to collect accurate data that would allow the NSABA to create and deliver supplementary education programs to the neediest schools. The conclusion of the study proved surprising to the researchers because the data indicates that Virginia school districts, with few exceptions, have achieved relative racial parity in high school graduation rates.

Virginia Black/White Graduation Highlights

  • In 94 of 118 school districts, Black students graduate at over a 90% graduation rate. (80%)
  • In 47 school districts, Blacks graduate at a higher rate. (40%)
  • In 77 school districts, the White/Black graduation gap is 5% or less. (65%)
  • There are only 8 Virginia school districts with a double-digit graduation gap. In half of those districts, Blacks graduate at a higher rate.
  • In the list of the 25 worse schools for Blacks and White, 11 school districts are on the list for both races.

White/Black Graduation Gap for Virginia’s Largest School Districts

School DistrictWhite RateBlack RateGap
Fairfax County Public Schools98.8%96.1%2.7%
Prince William County Schools98.1%95.8%2.3%
Loudoun County Schools99.2%97.2%2%
Virginia Beach City Public Schools97.2%92.7%4.5%
Chesterfield County Public Schools95.7%93.6%2.1%

25 Worse School Districts for Black Students

School DistrictWhite RateBlack RateGap
Covington City Public Schools25.630-4.4
Greene County Public Schools95.476.918.5
Hopewell City Public Schools83.777.85.9
Department of Juvenile Justice81.8801.8
Danville Public Schools90.781.39.4
Madison County Public Schools99.281.317.9
Richmond Public Schools86.281.74.5
Manassas City Public Schools92.281.810.4
Waynesboro Public Schools87.7843.7
Lynchburg City Public Schools92.185.86.3
Accomack County Public Schools67.585.9-18.4
Colonial Heights Public Schools96.286.49.8
Winchester Public Schools95.486.58.9
Suffolk Public Schools92.586.65.9
Franklin City Public Schools10087.712.3
Culpeper County Public Schools95.487.87.6
Salem City Schools96.787.98.8
Sussex County Public Schools83.388.4-5.1
Norfolk Public Schools94.788.56.2
Roanoke County Public Schools96.4897.4
King George County Public Schools96.489.27.2
Petersburg City Public Schools72.789.4-16.7
Prince Edward County Public Schools83.189.5-6.4
Fluvanna County Public Schools96.489.86.6
Roanoke City Public Schools89.989.90

25 Worse School Districts for White Students

School DistrictWhite RateBlack RateGap
Covington City Public Schools25.630-4.4
Accomack County Public Schools67.585.9-18.4
Petersburg City Public Schools72.789.4-16.7
Department of Juvenile Justice81.8801.8
Prince Edward County Public Schools83.189.5-6.4
Buena Vista City Public Schools83.1100-16.9
Sussex County Public Schools83.388.4-5.1
Hopewell City Public Schools83.777.85.9
Essex County Public Schools83.890.7-6.9
Richmond Public Schools86.281.74.5
King and Queen County Public School87.5100-12.5
Waynesboro Public Schools87.7843.7
Caroline County Public Schools88.692.8-4.2
Mecklenburg County Public Schools88.993.5-4.6
Pittsylvania County Public Schools8991.8-2.8
Roanoke City Public Schools89.989.90
Lancaster County Public Schools9093-3
Danville Public Schools90.781.39.4
Lunenburg County Public Schools90.793.3-2.6
Henry County Public Schools91.794.1-2.4
Rockbridge County Public Schools91.9100-8.1
Lynchburg City Public Schools92.185.86.3
King William County Public Schools92.1902.1
Manassas City Public Schools92.281.810.4
Martinsville City Public Schools

Top 20 Districts Where Black Students Do Better

School DistrictWhite RateBlack RateGap
Accomack County Public Schools67.585.9-18.4
Buena Vista City Public Schools83.1100-16.9
Petersburg City Public Schools72.789.4-16.7
King and Queen County Public School87.5100-12.5
Rockbridge County Public Schools91.9100-8.1
Charlotte County Public Schools92.5100-7.5
Bath County Public Schools92.9100-7.1
Essex County Public Schools83.890.7-6.9
Prince Edward County Public Schools83.189.5-6.4
Gloucester County Public Schools94.8100-5.2
Sussex County Public Schools83.388.4-5.1
Bristol Public Schools94.9100-5.1
New Kent County Public Schools94.9100-5.1
Wythe County Public Schools95.2100-4.8
Cumberland County Public Schools92.997.6-4.7
Surry County Public Schools92.997.6-4.7
Mecklenburg County Public Schools88.993.5-4.6
Mathews County Public Schools95.6100-4.4
Covington City Public Schools25.630-4.4
Bland County Public Schools95.7100-4.3

Top 20 Districts Where White Students Do Better

School DistrictWhite RateBlack RateGap
Greene County Public Schools95.476.918.5
Madison County Public Schools99.281.317.9
Franklin City Public Schools10087.712.3
Manassas City Public Schools92.281.810.4
Colonial Heights Public Schools96.286.49.8
Danville Public Schools90.781.39.4
Winchester Public Schools95.486.58.9
Salem City Schools96.787.98.8
Nelson County Public Schools98.2908.2
Northampton County Public Schools10092.37.7
Culpeper County Public Schools95.487.87.6
Fredericksburg City Schools97.890.27.6
Roanoke County Public Schools96.4897.4
King George County Public Schools96.489.27.2
Brunswick County Public Schools10093.26.8
Montgomery County Public Schools96.7906.7
Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools98.591.86.7
Fluvanna County Public Schools96.489.86.6
Greensville County Public Schools10093.66.4
Bedford County Public Schools96.990.66.3