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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Falls Church High School is a highly rated, public school located in Falls Church, VA. It has 1,916 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
About Falls Church High School...
Address
7521 Jaguar Trail
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone
(703) 207-4000

Falls Church High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1170
233 responses
Average ACT
27
25 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$97,527
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,682
National
$949
Median Home Value
$451,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 105 responses
Report
  • Football games and pep rallies
    26%
  • Heritage Night (talent show of different cultures)
    17%
  • Jaguar 5K
    15%
  • Fine Arts - Band, Orchestra, Drama
    12%
  • Sports games
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,916
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,255
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,526/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Falls Church High School Reviews

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I’ve been here for 4 years and do not regret it. It’s very diverse and accepting of everyone. Everyone in the building feels like a family. I have never witnessed bullying ever in the school. Staff often push and strive for student success. ECs are absolutely amazing and push new ideas to students.

Problems at Falls Church:
-The building is beyond overcrowded. It’s meant for roughly 1,500 and we’re nearing 2,210.
-The building isn't up to standards with a small library, science labs not working, no space for computer labs, and hundreds of other major issues within the building.
-As well the building is falling apart with ceiling tiles, water fountains, bathrooms, and hundreds of these types of issues.

If you are questioning if you should go here, I would 100% recommend it. From teachers to culture to ECs, this school is the absolute best and I could never ask for more. Though the facility is suffering, this is beyond the school’s fault and more of neglect from FCPS.
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I mainly like the people. The community is really tightknit and diverse. What I don’t like is the overall appearance of the school, which I personally think plays a big factor in this rating. The hallway lights are extremely dim and everything seems musty. Does not provide a good first impression. In addition to that, FCHS is a school that is typically overlooked by many since most gravitate and favor other high schools in this district, like Thomas Edison or Fairfax HS. Which doesn’t provide a fair opportunity for all students.
At Falls Church High School, I loved the diversity at the school! There are so many unique people who have experiences to share. Whenever I go to school, I feel safe. The teachers there push me to be the very best I can possibly be and they're flexible. Falls Church taught me some valuable lessons in life that will remain with me throughout my life.