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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Fairfax County Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Falls Church, VA. It has 185,828 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 83% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
8115 Gatehouse Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone
(571) 423-1010

Fairfax County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1260
9,400 responses
Average ACT
29
2,548 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
185,828
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,255
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$2,746,699,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,526/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%

Fairfax County Public Schools Reviews

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Coming from a private school, on the alternate side of the globe, Fairfax County Public Schools was the first and only public school I have attended. I think it a great school district with an excellent education system with teachers and staff that are available to ensure you understand the content being thought in class. There is also a good balance between academics and involvement in the activities you enjoy, with a wide variety of sports and clubs offered throughout the schools in fcps. With that being said, I have no complaints regarding fcps and I’m glad I’m part of such a great school district!
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My experience attending a FCPS high school was great! The academic courses available were fantastic and included IB and AP courses dependent on schools. This made for true college readiness and preparation. The teachers for the most part were genuine and truly focused on teaching and improving student knowledge. There were tons of clubs, activity, and service learning options. The overall school culture, spirit, and diversity was outstanding and a big perk. The sports teams were not the strongest and didn't have a winning streak but the individuals involved in them were committed. The food is decent and edible but could seriously benefit from improvement! Overall experience, 9/10
I absolutely love Fairfax county school. Currently, I am a student at Chantilly Highschool. Every single year I have a variety of choices that I can choose from for classes for the upcoming school year that I can choose based on my interests. Our school offers an incredible academy that is filled with many different courses that could be your first step in your career. The school also has a lot of different clubs that you can join that I enjoy going too! All of the teachers and staff at my school are very good! They are always open after school for help and always want to ensure hat the students understand what they're learning in their classes. Another thing I've noticed is that our school is very safe. Everywhere in the halls are security guards making sure that our school is protected which I am extremely grateful for! Overall, I love Chantilly Highschool.