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Best High Schools
in Virginia

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 97 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 2014 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

George Mason High School

7124 LEESBURG PK, FALLS CHURCH, VA 22043

#3

James Madison High School

2500 JAMES MADISON DR, VIENNA, VA 22181

#4

Langley High School

6520 GEORGETOWN PK, MCLEAN, VA 22101

#5

Oakton High School

2900 SUTTON RD, VIENNA, VA 22181

#6

McLean High School

1633 DAVIDSON RD, MCLEAN, VA 22101

#7

W.T. Woodson High School

9525 MAIN ST, FAIRFAX, VA 22031

#8

Yorktown High School

5201 28TH ST NORTH, ARLINGTON, VA 22207

#9

West Springfield High School

6100 ROLLING RD, SPRINGFIELD, VA 22152

#10

George C. Marshall High School

7731 LEESBURG PK, FALLS CHURCH, VA 22043

VA by the Numbers
Districts 132
High Schools 322
Full-Time Teachers 25,626
Students Enrolled 380,421

Featured Districts

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The Fairfax County Public Schools include 28 high schools that serve 59,742 students.

City view of Alexandria, Virginia, USA

There are 10 high schools in the Prince William County Public Schools, serving 22,367 students.