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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  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
    C+
Oakton High School is a top rated, public school located in Vienna, VA. It has 2,749 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Oakton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1320
968 responses
Average ACT
31
278 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$128,504
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,873
National
$949
Median Home Value
$616,100
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.48 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.48 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 169 responses
  • School breaks
    22%
  • Snow days
    18%
  • Homecoming week
    14%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Christmas Spirit Week
    5%
  • Basketball games
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,749
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,579
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.70 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.70 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.70 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
$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.78 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.78 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.78 responses
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Oakton High School Reviews

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Best high school I have ever been too! Oakton allowed to me to reach my full potential and challenged me in all ways possible! Allowed me to be a better global citizen, critical thinker, and much more! Such an amazing environment and all the teachers are fully engaged and passionate. It is a place where everyone can find a true home no matter what! Kids are friendly and so are staff as they do everything they can to help you grow and prosper! This school is where I found myself! I found not only my best work ethic but how to be the best citizen I can be and give back to others and my community! Sports are great and they really help you feel like a family and the coaches of all teams are truly people you can talk to for the rest of your life! I loved my time here because not only am I a well rounded and overall better student, I am a better person ethically and my character has finally blossomed after so long! I now attend James Maddison University as a freshmen and I owe it to oakton
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Oakton has some great students and some very smart teachers. Many of the teachers are unable to teach to their best ability due to some of the systems put in place that limit their teaching style. Oakton is currently under very heavy construction, which unfortunately does affect the environment and mood of everyone at Oakton. Construction aside, Oakton (especially under Ms. Lane) is consistently trying to improve. With those efforts, there are frequently some well-intended but badly planned measures put into place. The systems for Cougar Time and hall passes have been changed 3+ times each in my three years at Oakton so far. Nothing at Oakton feels permanent, leading a lot of people to disregard the rules since they'll soon be replaced anyways. If Oakton got some well thought out, logic rules that were enforced and allowed for more creativity in the classroom, many people would be much happier attending.
Oakton High School is in general a very good school, the history, science and English departments are for the most part good. The math department on the other hand is an absolute disaster. Any math class above geometry, bar AP statistics, the teachers do not teach and the classes are student led. This has resulted in most math grades being lower than expected. I also attended the school while it was being renovated and the constant clattering of construction equipment along with a lack of ceiling panels in the halls created a ... unique learning environment.