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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  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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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Arlington Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Arlington, VA. It has 25,364 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
Address
1426 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22207
Telephone
(703) 228-6010
Website

Arlington Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1240
1,038 responses
Average ACT
29
361 responses
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
25,364
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$89,374
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$534,718,000
Expenses Per Student
$21,547/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    2%

Arlington Public Schools Reviews

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Arlington Public Schools is one of the best school districts I have gone to school in, honestly. I attended Wakefield High School, and I feel as though it was the best school in the county due to its diversity and inclusion. Wakefield is one of the most diverse high schools in Virginia. I am a junior in college, and I still keep in touch with those that I have attended high school with. The school is so great, and you learn so much about different cultures, religions, and ethnicities. I feel like the knowledge I gained from attended this school has been beneficial to me on a lifelong term.

Also, Arlington Public Schools is very close to the capital of the United States. That being said, students are able to use public transportation to learn to get around, and it is easier if they are without a car. Also, there is always something to do!
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I participated in Arlington schools from kindergarten through my high school graduation. I had a great experience and always felt a sense of community and closeness with everyone. Although no school district can be perfect, I think Arlington comes the closest compared to other school districts in our area. Go Eagles!
I was involved in the Spanish Immersion program offered at APS. I began in kindergarten at La Escuela Key School, continued at Gunston Middle School, and graduated in 2017 from Wakefield High School. I am so grateful to have been a part of that program, as it provided me with an excellent and unique educational experience for twelve years, friends for life, and of course the opportunity to learn Spanish, which I now speak fluently.