A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
1426 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22207
Telephone
(703) 228-6010
Website

Arlington Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1220
776 responses
Average ACT
28
266 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
24,559
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,753
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$534,718,000
Expenses Per Student
$23,720/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    2%

Arlington Public Schools Reviews

17 reviews
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My experience with Arlington Public Schools was a very positive one. I went to school in the Arlington School District from kindergarden throughout my senior year and I always felt like I was getting a good education and had a safe and positive school environment. Sports were also a big part of my life throughout all of those years and the programs at the middle and high school allowed me to strive in multiple different sports and I received an abundance of support from the public school system. I had a lot of great teachers throughout my time in Arlington schools and only a small handful that I didn't feel helped me in the ways that most teachers should. The schools seem to be pretty diverse in the population and each of the schools really encourage clubs, activities and promote culture.
Review Arlington Public Schools
Arlington prides itself with its diversity, however, they have done an excellent job of making sure that the lower income schools are packed with diversity and those that live in richer neighborhoods aren't. The people at these schools lack school spirit and the ability to work together as a whole community. The most school involvement that I have ever seen the Washington-Lee principal so is retweet other clubs and teachers.
Great schools with hardworking staff. However, the district pushes kids really hard on standardized tests and with academics in general, which puts stress on the teachers and especially the students. So, although everyone is over-achieving (in art, sports, music, theater, and/or academics), these kids really kind of hate themselves and think that they're not good enough when in reality, they're just self-pressuring perfectionists.