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  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 2,111 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Falls Church High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1190
380 responses
Average ACT
27
46 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$102,952
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,730
National
$949
Median Home Value
$492,900
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 120 responses
  • Football games and pep rallies
    24%
  • Heritage Night (talent show of different cultures)
    18%
  • Jaguar 5K
    13%
  • Fine Arts - Band, Orchestra, Drama
    12%
  • Sports games
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,111
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,579
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.6%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,186/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Falls Church High School, along with other schools in FCPS Region 2 (Annandale and Justice, mainly) get a bad reputation throughout the county. However, I do not believe that being at Falls Church ever put me at a disadvantage academically or socially. With a wide variety of AP/Honors courses to take, one of the largest Student Leadership programs in the county, and a racially, socio-economically, and intellectually diverse student body that facilitates many different student organizations. The administration does there very best to connect with the many different types of students in the building; ultimately, having a body of general-education students coexist with a large population of ESOL students, as well as students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is extremely important to much of the student body. Falls Church may not be the most beautiful building (though it is slated for renovation!), but it is an great environment to get a high school education in.
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I have not had the best experience in Falls Church High school. You can succeed in this school fairly well. I cannot complain about the academics here very much. They are the best thing the school offers. It has a variety of caring and willing teachers that will try their best to make sure you learn as much as you are willing to. The students here are what make this place a lot less enjoyable. If it were possible to change anything about this school, it'd be the students here. This small high school would be almost perfect if the kids were better people. Of course there is still a small handful of great kids that are enrolled here. Find and befriend them for the best experience!
What I liked about Falls Church High School is really the community. The community was very welcoming and sports community was an amazing experience. I joined the volleyball community and it was very welcoming and fun and just had a great time. There is many clubs to join with a diversity in every club. Academics s very important here to the majority of the students. We want to be ready for adulthood and life on our own. There's some things that didn't go well which is like trying to get close with my teachers and some the mix of students was odd at first. As a freshman from a different school that the majority didn't feed into, I was welcomed by upper classmates easier than the people in my grade. You find it easier to get along with someone older since most people in your grade already have their friend groups tightly closed.