FCPS High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Virginia and the Nation by U.S. News and World Report

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April 27, 2022

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Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) high schools have been ranked as some of the best high schools in Virginia and the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. The rankings evaluate more than 17,800 schools at the national, state, and local level and are based on six factors, including college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates. 

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) was named the number one high school in Virginia and the United States for the fourth consecutive year, and several other FCPS high schools were ranked among the nation’s best, including:

  • Langley High School, #136
  • McLean High School, #157
  • Marshall High School, #247
  • Oakton High School, #282
  • Woodson High School, #337
  • Madison High School, #361
  • West Springfield High School, #434
  • Chantilly High School, #465
  • Robinson Secondary School, #618
  • Lake Braddock Secondary School, #796
  • Centreville High School, #983
  • Fairfax High School, #1315 
  • Westfield High School, #1,664
  • South County High School, #1,885
  • Edison High School, #2,064
  • South Lakes High School, #2,565
  • Hayfield Secondary School, #3,067
  • Annandale High School, #3,083 
  • Falls Church High School, #3,385
  • Justice High School, #3,451
  • Herndon High School, #5,032
  • West Potomac High School, #5,503
  • Lewis High School, #7,535
  • Mount Vernon High School, #12,240

The Best High Schools rankings identify the country's top-performing public high schools and include data on nearly 24,000 high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The goal is to provide a clear, unbiased picture of how well public schools serve all their students–from the highest to lowest achieving–in preparing them to demonstrate proficiency in basic skills as well as readiness for college-level work.

The complete U.S. News and World Report 2022 Best High Schools rankings are available online