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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
1180
248 responses
Average ACT
27
27 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
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.31 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 107 responses
Report
  • Football games and pep rallies
    25%
  • Heritage Night (talent show of different cultures)
    18%
  • Jaguar 5K
    15%
  • Fine Arts - Band, Orchestra, Drama
    12%
  • Sports games
    9%
  • 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%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,255
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.6%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
$15,526/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Falls Church High School Reviews

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I love Falls Church because it is like my second family. All my teachers and classmates are so helpful and are always willing to listen. Some of the great memories I’ve had at Falls Church are our homecoming parades, tailgates, and homecoming football games; which were always a great time to spend with family, friends, teachers, and classmates. Another great memory that I have at Falls Church is heritage night. It's a night where we get to celebrate the diversity of our school through food, fashion show, talent show, and much more. At Falls Church, we have a lot of great teachers. Overall, Falls Church is the best high school in my opinion.
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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.
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.