A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+
Address
Gatehouse Adm Ctr
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone
(571) 423-1010

Fairfax County Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1250
7,942 responses
Average ACT
29
2,220 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
185,541
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,255
Teachers in First/Second Year

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

185 reviews
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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
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My experience with FCPS was generally positive; I was in Fairfax County schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. The teacher quality was mostly good (a few bad apples but you'll always have some!) and I was very well prepared for college. However, I felt that some of the teachers/admins could have been more involved and aware of their students' lives; I was severely bullied throughout my schooling and no adult ever intervened despite the bullying's unsubtle nature. I graduated a few years ago, though, so hopefully they've improved!
I attended Fairfax County School all through elementary and high school. I was very involved with music and participated in the school band for 4 years. I have built some very strong bonds with some of my facilitators over the years and I look to them as role models. Overall my experience was great and I if given the opportunity to redo, I definitely would!