Data released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) shows Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) on-time graduation rate for 2019 at 89.8 percent. A notable improvement in achievement was made by African American students. More than eight out of every 10 students who started at Bassett and Magna Vista High Schools in the fall of 2015 earned a diploma in 2019, with 40 percent of HCPS graduates earning an Advanced Studies diploma. African American students had an increase in graduation rates from 84 percent in 2018 to 92.8 percent in 2019.
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Bill Wyatt holds a B.S. in Telecommunications from Radford University. He is a radio and television station owner, journalist, broadcaster, web designer, and media consultant.
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