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    Best School Districts in Virginia

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    Update: This article was last updated on 23rd October 2023 to reflect the accuracy and up-to-date information on the page.

     

    If you’re a parent looking for the best schools for your children in Virginia, you’re in luck! Virginia boasts several top-rated school districts that provide a comprehensive education to their students.

     

    Whether you’re moving to Virginia or simply looking to switch schools, finding the right district can be overwhelming. 

     

    That’s where we come in. 

    Table of Content
    Overview of Schools at Virginia
    1. Falls Church City Public Schools
    2. Arlington Public Schools
    3. York County School Division
    4. West Point Public Schools
    5. Loudoun County Public Schools
    Conclusion

    In this article, we’ve compiled a list of Virginia’s 5 best school districts, complete with detailed information on what makes each district stand out.

     

    Recommended Reading: Private School vs Public School in the USA

     

    Overview of the Schools and their Education System at Virginia

    So, before anything else, Let’s first look into the background of  Schools and their Education System at Virginia.

    Virginia’s education system is rooted in a rich history, as it was home to the nation’s first public university, the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson. The state prioritizes educational standards through SOL assessments, aiming to ensure students meet proficiency levels. Virginia’s public schools vary widely, from urban to rural, reflecting diverse  backgrounds. Higher education includes prestigious institutions like Virginia Tech and George Mason University, contributing to the state’s academic reputation. Private schools supplement the system, offering alternative educational approaches.

    Schools in Virginia

    Total School Districts 133
    No. of Schools 2,015
    Students Enrolled 1.3 Million approx
    Total Teachers 87,166
    Graduation Rate 91.7%

    Now, let’s take you into the guide to the best school districts at Virginia. From academic programs to extracurricular activities, we’ll give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. 

    So, sit back, relax, and let’s explore the top school districts in Virginia!

     

    1. Falls Church City Public Schools

    Falls Church City Public Schools

    Website: https://www.fccps.org

    Location: 150 S WASHINGTON ST SUITE 400 FALLS CHURCH, VA 22046

    Phone: (703) 248-5600

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    A small school district in the City of Falls Church, Virginia, this district covers the entire geographic area of the city, which is only 2.2 square miles in size. There are only four schools, which are known for their high academic standards, as well as their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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    Features:

    Total schools 5
    Elementary School 2
    Middle school 1
    High school 1
    Number of Students Served 2600
    Average graduation rate 98%
    Student-teacher ratio 16:1
    Average math proficiency score 90%
    Average reading proficiency score 91%
    Average SAT Score 1310
    Average ACT Score 29

    2. Arlington Public Schools

    Arlington Public Schools

    Website: https://apsva.us/

    Location: 2110 WASHINGTON BLVD. ARLINGTON, VA 22204

    Phone: (703) 228-6010

    The schools in this district are known for their diversity and academic excellence. It serves several areas in Arlington County, Virginia, including urban neighborhoods like Ballston, Clarendon, Crystal City, Rosslyn, Shirlington, and Virginia Square.

    Mission!

    To ensure all students learn and thrive in safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments

    Features:

    Total schools 34
    Elementary School 24
    Middle school 6
    High school 4
    Number of Students Served 26,831
    Average graduation rate 87%
    Student-teacher ratio 14:1
    Average math proficiency score 87%
    Average reading proficiency score 83%
    Average SAT Score 1270
    Average ACT Score 29

    3. York County School Division

    York County School Division

    Website: https://yorkcountyschools.org

    Location: 302 DARE RD YORKTOWN, VA 23692

    Phone: (757) 898-0300

    York County School Division serves several areas in York County, Virginia, including the communities of Yorktown, Grafton, Tabb, Seaford, and Dare. All the schools under this district focus on preparing students for college and career readiness.

    Mission!

    To provide a quality education that challenges and inspires all students to achieve their full potential.

    Features:

    Total schools 19
    Elementary School 10
    Middle school 4
    High school 5
    Number of Students Served 12,330
    Average graduation rate 95%
    Student-teacher ratio 15:1
    Average math proficiency score 92%
    Average reading proficiency score 88%
    Average SAT Score 1210
    Average ACT Score 28

    4. West Point Public Schools

    West Point Public Schools

    Website: https://www.wpschools.net/

    Location: 1626 MAIN ST WEST POINT, VA 23181

    Phone: (804) 843-4368

    The geographic area served by the district is limited to the boundaries of the town itself, which covers an area of 6.31 square miles. This means that it serves only the students who reside within the town limits of West Point, Virginia. However, school-aged children living outside of West Point are also welcome to apply as tuition students.

    Mission!

    To maximize the intellect and abilities of all students so they will be prepared for a life of continuous learning and be productive citizens in the increasingly global society.

    Features:

    Total schools 3
    Elementary School 1
    Middle school 1
    High school 1
    Number of Students Served 804
    Average graduation rate 92%
    Student-teacher ratio 13:1
    Average math proficiency score 93%
    Average reading proficiency score 92%
    Average SAT Score 1150
    Average ACT Score 27

    5. Loudoun County Public Schools

    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Website: https://www.lcps.org/

    Location: 21000 EDUCATION COURT ASHBURN, VA 20148

    Phone: (571) 252-1000

    The third-largest school district in Virginia, it serves several towns and communities, including, but not limited to, Ashburn, Leesburg, Sterling, Purcellville, Middleburg, Hamilton, Round Hill, and many more.

    Mission!

    Empowering all students to make meaningful contributions to the world.

    Features:

    Total schools 104
    Elementary School 65
    Middle school 21
    High school 18
    Number of Students Served 81,066
    Average graduation rate 92%
    Student-teacher ratio 13:1
    Average math proficiency score 86%
    Average reading proficiency score 84%
    Average SAT Score 1250
    Average ACT Score 28

    The 3 most crucial ones are:

    1. Academic performance:

    Prioritize school districts with a strong track record of academic achievement, high test scores, and smaller class sizes that can lead to a more personalized and practical learning experience for your child.

    2. Extracurricular activities:

    Look for school districts with various options aligning with your child’s interests and offering counseling services, tutoring, and advanced placement courses.

    3. Location and community:

    Evaluate the safety and suitability of the school district’s location and community, research its reputation, and talk to other parents, teachers, and students for a comprehensive understanding.

    Conclusion

    Here you go, armed with all the information you need to choose the right school district for your child and your family. But then, several other factors can have a significant impact on your child’s learning experience. 

     

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    victor
    victor
    1 year ago

    How many school districts are there in Virginia?

    merrry
    merrry
    11 months ago
    Reply to  victor

    There are 132 school districts in Virginia.

    melian
    melian
    1 year ago

     What resources are available to parents and students in Virginia’s school districts

    maxti
    maxti
    11 months ago
    Reply to  melian

    Virginia’s school districts offer a range of resources, including academic support, counseling services, extracurricular activities, and access to libraries and technology

    thomas
    thomas
    8 months ago

    You have missed one of the best school in Virginia school district i.e. Fairfax County Public Schools.

    Vicky Singh
    Editor
    8 months ago
    Reply to  thomas

    Thanks Thomas, we have a detailed blog on Fairfax County Public School. You can read about it from here: https://moonpreneur.com/blog/fairfax-county-public-schools/

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