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2022 Best high schools in the Richmond Area

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Richmond Area.

    Maggie Walker Governor's School

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    Public School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    9-12,

    144 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says MLWGS is a wonderful place, and I could not have made a better decision than to come here. The teachers are so talented and engaging, and they make learning truly enjoyable. Contrary to popular....

    Read 144 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 746,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  2. #1 Best Private High Schools in Richmond Area.

    St. Christopher's School

    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    24 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I have been so impressed with the administration, faculty and staff of St. Chris over these past two years through the very difficult Covid era. When the school shut down in March of 2020, as the...Sure, there were bumps along the way. But I appreciated the school's drive to bring as much normalcy to their students as possible. In fall of 2020, while many other schools were still trying to....

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 938,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  3. #4 Best Private High Schools in Richmond Area.

    St. Catherine's School

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    133 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We applied to St. Catherine’s for our two elementary-school aged daughters during the 2020-2021 COVID school year. Despite an all-virtual admission process due to COVID, the robustness of the....

    Read 133 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 955,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  4. #3 Best Public High Schools in Richmond Area.

    Mills E. Godwin High School

    Henrico County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    356 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I really enjoyed virtual school & it’s freedom, so adjusting to in person wasn’t my favorite thing, but I Godwin has a good sense of community. Overall, HCPS provides students with amazing....

    Read 356 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,830,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  5. #6 Best Public High Schools in Richmond Area.

    Glen Allen High School

    Henrico County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    317 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I am currently a senior in the center at Glen Allen, and although my time at Glen Allen was cut short, I can honestly say I enjoyed my time here. The building is gorgeous, the majority of teachers....

    Read 317 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,013,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  6. #7 Best Public High Schools in Richmond Area.

    Midlothian High School

    Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    262 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Midlothian High School is a great school overall. I like the diverseness of the student body as well as the faculty. The students are welcoming and very willing to assist anyone in need. The teachers....

    Read 262 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,978,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  7. #8 Best Private High Schools in Richmond Area.

    Benedictine College Preparatory

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    9-12,

    24 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Attending Benedictine was the best decision I ever made. The curriculum is comprehensive that includes four years of faith-forming Theology courses, the teachers expect nothing more than 100% from...The Corps of Cadets taught me more about responsibility than any other school could, in which I give credit for my success in college and beyond. Upon graduation, I understood the importance of...Send your son to BCP. You will not regret it!.

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 258,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  8. #10 Best Private High Schools in Richmond Area.

    Millwood School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MIDLOTHIAN, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    33 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I transferred my two oldest children to Millwood after coming to the realization that public school was no longer a good fit for us. My kids are happier than they have ever been! At public school, my kids were in classes of 30+ kids, with little time for the teachers and students to forge connections. At Millwood, my kids' classes have 10-15 students and the teachers have...As a former public school teacher, I know the importance of small class sizes and building rapport with students. Millwood has exceeded all of my expectations, and I couldn't be happier! My kids are happy, healthy, learning, valued, and safe at Millwood. A+.

    Read 33 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 245,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  9. #11 Best Public High Schools in Richmond Area.

    James River High School

    Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    260 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says James River is an excellent school with some great teachers (and some not so great ones). I'll start out with the bad and end with the good. Teachers and curriculum are inconsistent. It's a big....

    Read 260 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,977,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  10. #11 Best Private High Schools in Richmond Area.

    Grove Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    16 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I attended Grove Christian School for three years and it was amazing. I transferred in my Sophomore year because my previous public school was not preparing me to reach my fullest potential. Looking....

    Read 16 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 184,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  11. #12 Best Private High Schools in Richmond Area.

    The Carmel School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    RUTHER GLEN, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says This is for the Elementary school. Child is in kindergarten. They are reading and doing sight words and math calculations. American history, diversity, and science are emphasized as well as Bible,....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 237,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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