Fairfax County Public Schools

42 reviews
  1. Falls Church, VA
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
Gatehouse Adm Ctr
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone
(571) 423-1010

Fairfax County Public Schools Rankings

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  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1250
5,907 responses
Average ACT
29
1,676 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
183,417
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,855
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
$2,746,699,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,207/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%

Reviews

42 reviews
  • Excellent
    21
  • Very Good
    19
  • Average
    2
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
I attended Lake Braddock Secondary School in the eighth grade and look back on my year there very fondly. Having attended nine schools in my academic career (I am now in my freshman year of high school), I can safely say that Lake Braddock is overall one of the best schools I have studied at. The teachers all went above and beyond to support their students and to make their classes as enjoyable as possible. Additionally, LBSS's language department is phenomenal. If my memory serves correctly, it included Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Latin. I took Latin and simply adored it. However, the language department is not where the school's wonderfulness ends. Lake Braddock's music and theater department is exceptional. The teachers are all extremely talented and the auditorium is stunning. Overall, if the rest of Fairfax School County is as lovely as Lake Braddock Secondary School, it is bound to be a truly amazing district.
  • Middle School Student
  • 2 days ago
I have attended Fairfax County schools ever since 3rd grade and have experienced elementary, middle, and high school. Based on my small experience as a student, I would say that FCPS excels in academics, advancement in stem, and inclusiveness for all students. FCPS provides a plethora of resources for its students in after school activities and keeping parents involved in their children's education. The teachers have been some of the most inspiring and passionate people I have ever met. One suggestion I would give is to listen more to any complaints FCPS receives from either parents, faculty, students, or any one else. It is hard to judge them because of their large size. They are the largest school district in Virginia.
  • Sophomore
  • 22 days ago
I like Fairfax county public schools, as a student I have had wonderful experiences with most of my teachers and am very close with some of my teachers and administrators. In my opinion Northern Virginia is extremely competitive and there is too much parent envelopment and parents are not pushing for their kids to be independent, many students do not have drivers licences and rely too much on parents that are far to overprotective.

I have fund that Fairfax county is very diverse and that defiantly helps a lot with the academics, especially in IB and discussion based classes. There are not very exciting extracurricular activities but they are there, however the schools do not like to advertise for club sports and the arts, this has been done by neglecting to mention the thespians activity in announcements dispight many asking.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago