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Prince William County Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Manassas, VA. It has 87,793 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
About Prince William County Public Schools...
14715 Bristow Road
Manassas, VA 20112
(703) 791-8712

Prince William County Public Schools Rankings

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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
3,624 responses
Average ACT
622 responses
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch


Student-Teacher Ratio
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year


Total Expenses
Expenses Per Student
$12,144/ student
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Prince William County Public Schools Reviews

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Prince William County Public Schools has provided me with a "World-Class Education" for sure. Overall, I have had a positive experience with this school system. I have attended Coles Elementary, Benton Middle School, and Colgan High School, and have never had any substantial issues that have proved detrimental to my learning. One of my favorite things about PWCS is how they continuously strive to keep modernizing and innovating their schools and methods of instruction. I feel extremely prepared to enter into college after almost 13 years of a PWCS education. Although my experience has been mostly positive, I would like to suggest making improvements to the transportation coordination and the food services. Throughout my years, I have noticed meal quality has declined, and many a time I have experienced bus issues (timing issues, not being assigned a bus stop, etc.). However, I feel I have had a better schooling experience than most people around the area have.
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Prince William County Public Schools has done a great job in ensuring safe policies. Administration takes the parent's and student's input into much consideration. Parents and students are always notified immediately when something occurs within a school or throughout the county. Academics are taken very seriously which as a student, makes me want to strive and excel while taking standardized tests and exams. A full range of academic programs are provided to accommodate many student's interests which is further preparation for students who wish to attend a college or university. The Prince William County Virtual High School is a great aspect for allowing students to receive credits during the school year or over the summer by taking selected courses. If I knew anyone moving to Virginia with children, I would certainly recommend to enroll them in the many schools that Prince William County Public Schools has to offer.
Prince William County Schools displays an excellent amount of diversity. There are a lot of students with different cultural backgrounds. Prince William County Schools hold events that support any ethnicity. There are some schools who also provide students with an International Baccalaureate Program. Students can take rigorous courses and push themselves. Also, Prince William County Schools supply students with many opportunities for college. For example, some of the schools have a college and career counselor in school who is willing help plan and arrange for their future. However, teachers do not meet the five stars. It seems that teachers are focused on teaching students material that is mainly for the SOL. Instead of learning material that can benefit students in the real world, it is focused on what will be on the final test. Teachers should prepare students with information that students can potentially profit from in college and in adulthood.