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  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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Alexandria City Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Alexandria, VA. It has 14,729 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
About Alexandria City Public Schools...
Address
1340 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone
(703) 824-6600

Alexandria City Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1130
571 responses
Average ACT
26
220 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,729
Free or Reduced Lunch
44.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,122
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%

Finances

Total Expenses
$239,508,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,924/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    3%

Alexandria City Public Schools Reviews

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Alexandria City Public Schools offers a variety of ways for students to get involved in the community and in the schools. The district is very diverse which helps students prepare for the world. I think that academically the standards are not set very high. The focus of academic success is not as prominent as other aspects of our school, such as sports. There is also not a standard of high quality teachers. As far as college readiness goes, I think our College and Career center is a great resource, but it is often overlooked. As a whole I think ACPS should build a new culture, so that not only is every student included, but they are exceeding in academics and within society.
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Alexandria is a fairly moderate sized town. The people there are welcoming and kind and that is reflective of the ACPS school system. ACPS has several elementary schools that would, at the end of the day, be combined at two middle schools. George Washington Middle School often has the upper income students while Francis C. Hammond usually has students from lower income families. However, both middle schools are safe and have often have the same reputation from the students as 'the best school compared to the other'. The main High School in Alexandria is T.C. Williams High School it combines the students from the two middle schools and provides the diversity that shapes the ACPS that is seen today. ACPS schools will allow for every child to succeed, become well minded adults, and learn things about themselves they did not know before.
They need to hire more qualified and passionate teacher. My daughter had long term substitute teachers for English and math. Her English teacher was fired because she was late to school all the time and she didn't show up frequently.
Her math teacher had maternity leave for 2 months.
I wish they found a sub for qualified teacher. Her sub was cluless about algebra 2 so it really affect my daughter's grade and she struggle so much with pre calc following year.
My daughter used to love chemistry but her chemistry teacher killed her interest about chemistry. Overall, I really regret that I sent my daughter to Alexadria public school.