Fairfax County Public Schools - Virginia - Niche

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Niche Grade
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  • Total Schools
    219
  • Students
    180,616
  • Grades
    PK, K-12
  • Reviews
    5,638 3.6
  • Ranking

Fairfax County Public Schools is centered in Great Falls, Virginia. It has 180,616 students attending 219 schools in grades PK and K-12. According to state standards, 80% of students in this district are considered proficient in math and/or reading. The district has an annual budget of $2,574,460,000, spending an average of $14,495 per student. There have been 5,638 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

Gatehouse Adm Ctr 1
Falls Church, VA 22042

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 5,638 reviews

    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Madison High School: Overall I think that Madison High School is a very great school. While many people did not like the principal and much of the administration (parents included) the teachers made up for that. However, the English department really lacked - whenever we had a good English teacher, he/she would leave. It was a very fun school to attend though, and we had a lot of school spirit. The Northern Virginia area is very cliquey, and I think that Madison was no exception. It is also a very competitive environment and can be really stressful if you are an overachiever (like I am). However, I would still choose to attend Madison over any of the other public schools in the area.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Langley High School: Langley HS is very competitive. Its curriculum is quite challenging, its student body is somewhat diverse, and the faculty seems to know what they're talking about. This school has done a fine job at preparing me for college, and I made some great friends along the way. Although there were plenty of negative experiences in High School, overall I learned many things, and I had fun too. I would pick this school again if I had to go back, and it would be an ok experience.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Annandale High School: Overall glad to say that I'm an AHS alumnus. Didn't give it 5 stars because it's IB instead of AP, math/sci/tech curriculum is not stressed enough
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience at South County High School: South County High School is an okay school. Since they are one of the top public high schools, their course work can sometimes be challenging. South County is located in a very competitive area and that cut throat nature is carried over to the school. Some of the teachers are great, but others are average. The Math department has notoriously bad teachers and it can often be hard to understand them. The students are generally nice, but there is a lot of gossip that occurs behind others backs. Overall, this school is extremely spirited.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Mount Vernon High School: There is so much potential but the focus is not where it should be.

Academics Read more about this district's academics

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Aldrin Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Annandale High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Annandale Terrace Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Armstrong Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Baileys Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Beech Tree Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Belle View Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Belvedere Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Bonnie Brae Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Braddock Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Bren Mar Park Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Brookfield Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Bryant Alternative High School Public, Alternative 7-12 High
3.66 Bucknell Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Bull Run Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Bush Hill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Camelot Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Cameron Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Canterbury Woods Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Cardinal Forest Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Carson Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.00 Centre Ridge Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Centreville Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Centreville High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Chantilly High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Cherry Run Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Chesterbrook Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Churchill Road Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Clearview Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Clermont Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Coates Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Columbia Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Colvin Run Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Cooper Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
3.33 Crestwood Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Crossfield Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Cub Run Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Cunningham Park Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Daniels Run Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Deer Park Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Dogwood Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Dranesville Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Eagle View Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Edison High School Public 9-12 High
Fairfax County Adult High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
4.00 Fairfax High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Fairfax Villa Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Fairhill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Fairview Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Falls Church High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Flint Hill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Floris Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Forestdale Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Forest Edge Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Forestville Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Fort Belvoir Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Fort Hunt Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Fox Mill Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Franconia Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Franklin Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.00 Freedom Hill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Frost Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.00 Garfield Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Glasgow Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
4.00 Glen Forest Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Graham Road Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Great Falls Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Greenbriar East Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Greenbriar West Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Groveton Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Gunston Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Halley Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Haycock Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Hayfield Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Hayfield Secondary School Public, Magnet 7-12 High
3.33 Herndon Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Herndon High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Herndon Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.00 Hollin Meadows Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Holmes Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Hughes Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.33 Hunters Woods Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Hunt Valley Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Hutchison Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Hybla Valley Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Irving Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.00 Island Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Jackson Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.33 Keene Mill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Kent Gardens Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Key Center School Public PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
4.33 Key Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
Kilmer Center School Public PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
4.33 Kilmer Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.33 Kings Glen Elementary School Public 4-6 Elementary
4.00 Kings Park Elementary School Public PK, K-3 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Lake Anne Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Lake Braddock Secondary School Public, Magnet 7-12 High
4.00 Lane Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Langley High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Lanier Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.00 Laurel Hill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Laurel Ridge Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Lee High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Lees Corner Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Lemon Road Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Liberty Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.00 Little Run Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 London Towne Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Longfellow Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.00 Lorton Station Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Louise Archer Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Lynbrook Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Madison High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Mantua Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Marshall High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Marshall Road Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Mason Crest Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 McLean High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 McNair Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Mosby Woods Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Mountain View Alternative High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
4.00 Mount Eagle Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Mount Vernon High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Navy Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Newington Forest Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 North Springfield Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Oak Hill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Oakton Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Oakton High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Oak View Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Olde Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Orange Hunt Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Parklawn Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Pine Spring Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Poe Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Poplar Tree Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Powell Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Providence Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Ravensworth Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Riverside Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Robinson Secondary School Public, Magnet 7-12 High
4.33 Rocky Run Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
3.66 Rolling Valley Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Rose Hill Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Sandburg Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.00 Sangster Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Saratoga Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Sherman Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Shrevewood Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Silverbrook Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Sleepy Hollow Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 South County High School Public 9-12 High
South County Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.00 South Lakes High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Springfield Estates Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Spring Hill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Stenwood Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Stone Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.00 Stratford Landing Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Stuart High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Sunrise Valley Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Terra Centre Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Terraset Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology Public 9-12 High
4.33 Thoreau Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.00 Timber Lane Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Twain Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.00 Union Mill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Vienna Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Virginia Run Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Wakefield Forest Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Waples Mill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Washington Mill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Waynewood Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Westbriar Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Westfield High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Westgate Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Westlawn Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 West Potomac High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 West Springfield Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 West Springfield High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Weyanoke Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 White Oaks Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Whitman Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.33 Willow Springs Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Wolftrap Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Woodburn Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Woodlawn Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Woodley Hills Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Woodson High School Public 9-12 High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Religion Grades Grade Level
4.33 Sidwell Friends School Quaker PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
4.33 Maret School None K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
The Kellar School of Inova Kellar Center None 4-12 High
4.33 National Cathedral School Episcopal 4-12 High
Heritage Christian School Baptist PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
4.33 The Potomac School None K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
National Christian Academy Pentecostal PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
Independent Baptist Academy Baptist PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
4.00 St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School Episcopal PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
4.00 Holton-Arms School None 3-12 Elementary, High
4.00 The Madeira School None 9-12 High
Calvary Christian School Inter-/Non-denominational PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
The Frost School None 3-12 Elementary, High
4.00 St. Andrew's Episcopal School Episcopal PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
4.00 Episcopal High School Episcopal 9-12 High
4.00 Montrose Christian School Baptist K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Edmund Burke School None 6-12 High
Oak Valley Center None 7-12 High
Temple Baptist School Baptist PK, 1-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
The Siena School None 4-12 High
4.00 Washington Waldorf School None 1-12 Elementary, High

Nearby School Districts

Niche Grade Name
4.33 Falls Church City Public Schools
3.66 Alexandria City Public Schools
4.33 Arlington County Public Schools
3.00 District of Columbia Public Schools
4.00 Montgomery County Public Schools
3.66 Prince William County Public Schools
4.33 Loudoun County Public Schools
3.33 Charles County Public Schools
2.00 Prince George's County Public Schools

Comparable School Districts

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Schools
4.00 Montgomery County Public Schools 16 mi. 207
2.00 Prince George's County Public Schools 25 mi. 209
3.33 Baltimore County Public Schools 49 mi. 174
2.33 Philadelphia City School District 133 mi. 251
3.66 Wake County Schools 231 mi. 171

Around Fairfax County Public Schools

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Student Demographics Read more about this district's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Male 52%
Female 48%

Student Diversity

Fairfax County Public Schools United States Baltimore County Public Schools Montgomery County Public Schools Philadelphia City School District Prince George's County Public Schools Wake County Schools
White 42.5% 51.0% 44.4% 33.0% 14.1% 4.5% 49.0%
Hispanic 22.6% 25.0% 6.6% 26.6% 18.5% 24.2% 15.6%
Asian 19.4% 4.8% 6.3% 14.3% 7.6% 2.9% 6.4%
African American 10.4% 15.0% 38.6% 21.3% 55.0% 66.1% 24.4%
Multiracial 4.8% 2.8% 3.6% 4.6% 4.5% 1.7% 4.2%
Native American 0.2% 1.1% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%

Enrollment

Enrollment
PreK 1.7%
Kindergarten 7.6%
Grade 1 7.8%
Grade 2 7.6%
Grade 3 7.6%
Grade 4 7.5%
Grade 5 7.3%
Grade 6 7.3%
Grade 7 7.3%
Grade 8 7.3%
Grade 9 7.8%
Grade 10 7.6%
Grade 11 7.9%
Grade 12 7.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this district's educational outcomes