These Alexandria Schools are Some of the Best in Virginia

by Lee Hernly, Editor

Several schools in the Alexandria, Virginia area made Niche.com’s 2018 list of the “Best Schools in Virginia,” earning high marks for classroom offerings, activities, college prep and safety.

Quality of life website Niche.com recently released its 2018 list “based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education.” The list includes area private schools as well as local schools in the Fairfax County, Arlington County, Falls Church, and Loudoun County schools systems.

In compiling the rankings, Niche.com looked at state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality and high school ratings. The rankings were weighed heavily toward academic programs, followed by diversity, student and parent surveys and teacher rankings. Every school in the list ranks at least an A or better, according to the website.

You can read more about the methodology used to compile these ranking at this link.

In this list, private schools dominate the list with many Fairfax County Public Schools ranking high on the list as well, including Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology (Fairfax County Public Schools) at No. 1. In Alexandria, Virginia, Episcopal High School & St. Stephens & St. Agnes came in 8th & 9th respectively.

You can view the entire list, visit this link.

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