Changes made at DuVal High School after grade-fixing audit

PRINCE GEORGE’S CO. – Leadership changes have been made at DuVal High School after allegations of grade-fixing were reported, according to a statement issued by Prince George’s County Public Schools.

Officials say a support team of central office supervisors has been assigned to DuVal High School to assess the situation, assist in the improvement process, and support the school during this transition after some staff did not comply with district grading and graduation procedures.

“As I stated previously, intentional violations of school system policies and procedures will not be tolerated,” said Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer. “Changes are being made to improve student achievement and strengthen the DuVal community’s confidence in its school.”

Officials say information obtained through the PGCPS compliance hotline led to the review of grading practices and graduation certification for the 2016 and 2017 school years. Internal Audit turned over its information to State auditors to be included in the State’s recently released review of PGCPS graduation rates.

Recent graduates with questions or concerns related to grading and graduation certification should contact gradsupport@pgcps.org for assistance.