Based on several local surveys and performance reviews, here are the schools in Northern Virginia that have been recognized as the cream of the crop when it comes to quality education:
According to a Washington Post article, the following are the Top 5 elementary schools in Northern Virginia:
- McKinley Elementary
- Key Center School
- Churchill Road Elementary
- Greenbriar West Elementary
- Louise Archer Elementary
School Vision: “The McKinley community envisions a strong and nurturing learning environment in which students demonstrate respect for self and others. Students meet established performance standards focusing on learning core subjects. The students have a variety of experiences that broaden their views of the world.”
McKinley Elementary is located in North McKinley Road, Arlington, Virginia. It ranks on the top spot of top rating schools in Northern Virginia, because 79% of the school’s students rated as “advanced” (the highest among three levels). The rating was determined through a series of state tests.
School Vision: “Key Center School creates an educational climate where diversity and individuality are celebrated and respected, and where all staff continually strive to maximize the potential of each student through increasingly higher expectations.”
Greenbriar West Elementary is located at Poplar Tree Road in the Chantilly Area of Fairfax County Virginia. It ranks 4th even as it shows a significant leap in its ratings from 47% in 2003 to 77% five years later.
According to a performance review done by Northern Virginia Magazine, the following are the Top 5 high schools in Northern Virginia:
- Thomas Jefferson High School – located in Alexandria, Virginia
- Langley High School – located in Mclean, Virginia. Click here for more information on this school.
- McLean High School – located in Mclean, Virginia. Click here for more information on this school.
- George Mason High School – located in Falls Church, Virginia. Click here for more information on this school.
- W.T. Woodson High School – located in Fairfax, Virginia. Click here for more information on this school.