Six FCPS High Schools Rank Among Virginia’s Best in U.S. News & World Report

By Office of Communications
August 30, 2023

In U.S. News & World Report’s annual state and nationwide assessments of public high schools, six Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) high schools ranked in Virginia’s top 10 out of 336 public high schools reviewed:

  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, #1
  • McLean High School, #4
  • Langley High School, #5
  • Oakton High School, #6
  • Marshall High School, #9
  • W.T. Woodson High School, #10

Additionally, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) remains the number-one magnet school in the country, and moved up two spots to become the fourth-ranked STEM school in the U.S. TJHSST also ranked first as the top high school in the Washington, D.C. area.

This year’s rankings reviewed nearly 25,000 public high schools at the national, state, and local levels, using data compiled from 2018 to 2019 and 2020 to 2021. In the highest ranked schools, students perform above expectations in math, reading, and science state assessments, earn qualifying scores in several college-level exams, and graduate in high proportions.

The complete U.S. News and World Report 2023 Best High Schools rankings are available online.