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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
James Madison High School is a top rated, public school located in Vienna, VA. It has 2,203 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
About James Madison High School...
Address
2500 James Madison Dr
Vienna, VA 22181
Telephone
(703) 319-2300
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James Madison High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1300
482 responses
Average ACT
30
152 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$150,383
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,909
National
$949
Median Home Value
$687,000
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Mr. madison!!
    21%
  • Football Games
    19%
  • Junior-Senior Prom
    14%
  • The Homecoming Prep Rally
    6%
  • The Homecoming Parade
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,203
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,938
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,160/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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I worked very hard throughout high school and ended with a very high GPA, I applied for numerous scholarships, I am a black belt in Taekwondo, I am currently doing Air Force ROTC, and I applied for many scholarships and have won none. My parents are going through great financial struggle to put my brother and I throughout college. I have not received a single scholarship, and it is not that I am entitled to one, it's just that I have so many ideas and dreams I want to share with the community! I would like to have the money to complete college so that I may give back to even more who need it!
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For the most part, the teachers really care about students. They want kids to understand what's being taught in the classroom while also doing well outside of school.
There is a variety of clubs and activities at Madison for students to become involved in. Almost too many! It's really easy to start your own club if nothing's your cup of tea.
Unfortunately, JMHS is a classic white school. Perhaps, one of the whitest in Fairfax County. Although, it's very gay. In a good way. LGBTQ+ people are extremely welcome here.
Pretty good school, teachers were a hit or miss but mostly a hit. When I was there, the math and art teachers were awesome! But some had favoritism over the students who played sports because they were also coaches which wasn't fair to the students. The teachers should treat the students equally and give the students the same grade no matter if they are in a sport or not and if they especially work hard! However, what needs to be worked on is the administration and the new principal. said not to pick classes with friends and they weren't helpful when questioning about AP classes for college and my counselor switched all 4 years which wasn't even helpful to me at all! The school was so small they expanded the freshman class which was TOTALLY unfair!