Best High Schools
in Virginia

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 96 Virginia schools made our rankings.View Rankings

To graduate, Virginia high school students must earn a minimum of 22 credits, including one credit in economics and personal finance. The state measures the math, science, English and history proficiency of Virginia students with the Standards of Learning Assessment tests, according to the Virginia Department of Education.

Virginia is home to many schools ranked in 2013 among the U.S. News Best High Schools. The highly ranked Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is located in the Fairfax County Public Schools, near Washington, D.C. and about 100 miles from the Virginia capital of Richmond.

Top Ranked VA Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

6560 BRADDOCK RD, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22312

#2

Langley High School

6520 GEORGETOWN PK, MCLEAN, VA 22101

#3

James Madison High School

2500 JAMES MADISON DR, VIENNA, VA 22181

#4

Mclean High School

1633 DAVIDSON RD, MCLEAN, VA 22101

#5

W.T. Woodson High School

9525 MAIN ST, FAIRFAX, VA 22031

#6

Oakton High School

2900 SUTTON RD, VIENNA, VA 22181

#7

Lake Braddock Secondary School

9200 BURKE LAKE RD, BURKE, VA 22015

#8

Briar Woods High

22525 BELMONT RIDGE RD, ASHBURN, VA 20148

#9

Loudoun Valley High

340 NORTH MAPLE AVE, PURCELLVILLE, VA 20132

#10

West Springfield High School

6100 ROLLING RD, SPRINGFIELD, VA 22152

VA by the Numbers
Districts 131
High Schools 334
Full-Time Teachers 20,977
Students Enrolled 390,223

Featured Districts

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The Fairfax County Public Schools include 30 high schools that serve 59,361 students.

City view of Alexandria, Virginia, USA

There are 10 high schools in the Prince William County Public Schools, serving 23,426 students.