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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
George Mason High School is a top rated, public school located in Falls Church, VA. It has 808 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
7124 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043
Telephone
(703) 248-5500
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George Mason High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1300
245 responses
Average ACT
30
98 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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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
    B
Median Household Income
$104,038
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,716
National
$949
Median Home Value
$520,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    50%
  • The firedrill picnic-- it's a pizza party in May
    38%
  • Prom
    13%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
808
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,446
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$19,667/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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I remember the first day coming here as a freshman. Everyone was really friendly and willing to help me find my classes. I'm apart of the minority group of people who moved here to go to the school itself (the 2 larger groups are people who have lived here their entire lives and state department). Despite being exposed to this kind of environment, everyone who I met that first day (who I'm still friends with today), were so approachable and outgoing. It took time to build close friendships and figure out where I belonged socially, but getting that initial, positive impression from people will always be something that I'll remember about Mason.
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As a student who moves often, I was nervous going into George Mason. Since George Mason is placed in an area where many kids of diplomats and government workers come and go, the students there were used to new students coming in and were very accepting. Although the school has the stereotypical division amongst the students such as jocks, thespians, brainiacs, etc, there was no animosity amongst the groups which I appreciated. There are many talented students in the arts programs, and being a theater kid myself, I was able to grow in a very healthy environment.
Overall, education, after school activities, and faculty wise, I had an excellent experience at George Mason High School and I deeply miss the people there.
Teachers are very supportive and classes are challenging. However, if you have been a student in FCCPS for a long time and you did not establish friends you will never make friends. Once a rumor is started about you there is no opportunity to get past it. The IB program is also way over emphasized and there are not many classes offered to juniors and seniors who want to take honors but not IB. Very few AP classes offered. I'm very unhappy here but because I have parents who desperately want me in an IB program I am stuck. Students also tend to stress each other out and the environment is high stress and not really one of encouragement. We are all constantly competing to have the best grades. The administration also doesn't take the students seriously.