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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
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Hayfield Secondary School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Alexandria, VA. It has 2,961 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.

Hayfield Secondary School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
471 responses
Average ACT
26
112 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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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
$140,952
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,705
National
$949
Median Home Value
$518,500
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.50 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.50 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 178 responses
Report
  • Sports
    21%
  • Pep-rallys
    19%
  • After school activities
    17%
  • Trips
    11%
  • School Performances
    8%
  • Music class
    6%
  • Career center trips
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,961
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.64 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.64 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.64 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,938
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.73 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.73 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.73 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
$15,160/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.77 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.77 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.77 responses
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Hayfield Secondary School is a wonderful school! The teachers are not only good teachers, but also amazing mentors for their students. The diversity and amount of students that attend also make you feel like you're welcomed there. As being apart of the music department participating in orchestra, I feel like I have connected with my classmates throughout middle and high school. I consider my orchestra family and I cant wait to continue sharing memories with them.
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Since my time at Hayfield, I like the diversity, location, safety, and teachers. The diversity at Hayfield is strong and makes me feel comfortable. I have learned about cultures that weren't familiar to me and made friends from different cultures, religions, and customs. The school is located in a somewhat residential and commercial area and is easy to get to. The surrounding area, as well as the school grounds are safe because of school security and local police stations nearby. I have been able to develop personal relationships with the majority of my teachers since freshman year, which made learning more enjoyable.
Hayfield is a great school to attend! The teachers and counselors are always willing to lend a hand. There is great college outreach and help after school if you have any problems or questions. The school is very diverse, with people of all races and ethnicity. Our school has many clubs and after school activities/sports that are open to all. Overall it is a great school, the one setback being the food and how crowded it gets.