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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
    A-
  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 26,975 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.

Arlington Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1250
1,587 responses
Average ACT
29
497 responses

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
26,975
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,357
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$534,718,000
Expenses Per Student
$21,614/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$95,547
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,934
National
$949
Median Home Value
$609,949
National
$184,700

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 have grown up in Arlington my entire life. This small town has taught me how to love home football games and holiday-themed parades. Every school, elementary, middle, and high school, has provided me with tools to grow as a student. The faculty has laid down the stepping stones for me to become a successful woman, and I cannot thank them enough. I would definitely recommend!
Best public education in the state, good school layouts, and structures. However APS is very overcrowded and the school board isn't quick with buying estate to prevent the builtage of apartments, overcrowding districts. Diversity differs on what school inside APS you attend. The county itself is excellent with many qualified teachers. There are plentiful opportunities for teenagers seeking volunteering experience and internships. Consulars are particularly helpful.