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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  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 2,225 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.

James Madison High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1310
645 responses
Average ACT
30
187 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$155,490
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,045
National
$949
Median Home Value
$711,100
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.26 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
  • Spirit Week
    26%
  • Mr. madison!!
    22%
  • Football Games
    19%
  • Junior-Senior Prom
    14%
  • The Homecoming Parade
    5%
  • The Homecoming Prep Rally
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,225
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,579
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 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
$16,186/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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Last year, I started freshman year at James Madison High School, and the experience so far has been absolutely unbelievable! The school offers a variety of clubs to bring the student community together, and I have recently joined Key Club and Junior Civitan in order to give back to my community. Moreover, my experience with club members and others in the student body has been remarkable! The student community that Madison has built is diverse, success driven, and unified. The school also includes a pleather of sports teams, where students can focus on team building, health, and competitive drive. I am currently a member of the Tennis Team, and though my time on the team so far has been cut short due to the pandemic, I have created several new friends and improved my athletic ability. Lastly, I have not had a single bad experience in my learning, and all of my teachers have inspired me to strive for success and push myself in order to become an even better learner.
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Madison is an excellent school that provides students endless opportunities for success! To continue, Madison goes the extra mile by transporting students to other schools for CTE courses not offered to make sure they can receive all types of working certificates and Licenses before graduating high school. Furthermore, there’s a place for every student at Madison to feel welcome in the classroom and in after school extracurricular activities.
The community is overall very inviting, however, there are many students creating quite a busy environment especially in the crowded hallways. Sporting events and pep rallies are the most entertaining and fun experience to be had this school!