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  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
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
McLean High School is a top rated, public school located in McLean, VA. It has 2,275 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.

McLean High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1340
740 responses
Average ACT
30
237 responses
AP Enrollment
46%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$201,570
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$3,088
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,019,400
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.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 73 responses
  • Games against our rivals, Langley.
    30%
  • Pep rallies
    19%
  • Musicals/Plays
    15%
  • Performances
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • The annual post-game Mexican standoff at McDonalds
    5%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,275
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,579
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,186/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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McLean High School Reviews

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McLean High school is a place where I feel very welcome because of the acceptance of people with differences. I would describe this school as very progressive and wanting to achieve a deep understanding of the world around us. This school aims to teach kids the best way to use their differences and their abilities to be great in the world, not just to pass a class. There are also lots of opportunities available at the school, such as, CTE classes, medical based classes, honors and AP options, and a variety of school sports and clubs to choose from. No matter what you are interested in, there is something for you at McLean, and the potential to create something new that is your very own. The counselors at the school are also super helpful with figuring out what is best for each student. Shout out to Mrs.Talmage, a guidance counselor at McLean who works really hard to help her students!
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Mclean is a pretty great school for a public school option. The school is a good environment for students to grow into responsible and well-adjusted young adults. The staff is great, but if you get a teacher you don't like, I really advise that you talk to your counselor because being stuck with a teacher that doesn't accommodate your learning needs will be detrimental to your education at McLean. The school does have cockroaches, so never leave your backpack open or one might crawl in(talking from experience). STEM classes are great at McLean and they offer a lot of interesting electives, so make sure to try everything out while you're there! Overall, it's a great school.
I feel like McLean screams out how they're different and how diverse it is and yet I still feel like I'm one of the three people of color in my classes. It's a daily struggle to see just rich, white students who are extremely privileged not understand how lucky they are. It has also taught me a lot about people and racism and how to get through that even in 2020! I loved some of my teachers and some of them I didn't. Overall school is very average and I would say overrated.