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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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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
2110 Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204
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
1,069 responses
Average ACT
29
371 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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Students, teachers and parents are committed to education and student involvement. Academic environment is very competitive and many students do well on standardized tests, and many go on to Ivy League schools. Many resources are available to students through school-given iPads and MacBook Airs. Teachers focus on honing in on critical thinking skills in their curriculum. Many teachers experiment with "flipped classroom" concepts. Counselors are devoted to helping students get the help they need and to prepare them for college. This support is essential to succeeding in the college application process, and life beyond graduation.
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!