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Overall Niche Grade
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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 1,996 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 88% in reading.
About Falls Church High School...
Address
7521 Jaguar Trail
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone
(703) 207-4000
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Falls Church High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1180
291 responses
Average ACT
27
37 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
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$100,471
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,699
National
$949
Median Home Value
$474,100
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Football games and pep rallies
    24%
  • Heritage Night (talent show of different cultures)
    17%
  • Jaguar 5K
    14%
  • Fine Arts - Band, Orchestra, Drama
    13%
  • 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
1,996
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,938
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 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
$15,160/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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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!
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Falls Church is a good high school that is very diverse and has groups/ clubs for whatever your preference is. Some changes need to be made with the teachers because not all of them are only focused on the students. However, after going there for 4 years, it is a school that I had fun in and could see myself sending my kids to. They have lots of resources to help students get ready for college like "college days" where lots of different colleges come and talk with the students. They also have people whos job is college prep which makes it easy when you need someone to talk to about scholarships and applications.
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.