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2023 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says TJHSST offers a unique high school experience. The academics are definitely much different and difficult from what I've experienced in middle school. However, the communities and relationships formed....

    Read 565 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,809,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    McLean High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Offers a wide variety of opportunities for a diverse student body with exceptional academics, arts, and clubs & activities, where many students are able to go above and beyond pursuing their....

    Read 339 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,317,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  3. #5 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Oakton High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    500 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says As a Senior in Oakton High School currently, I have faced the curriculum and teaching while being in-person and virtual. Overall, the teachers have done an amazing job to be inclusive and teach....

    Read 500 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,715,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  4. #6 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    W. T. Woodson High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    439 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Woodson was the first public school I attended. It was a hard adjustment, but I could not have asked for a better experience. The atmosphere of the school is welcoming, nonjudgemental, and kind. I....

    Read 439 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,516,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  5. #7 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    James Madison High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says 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....

    Read 391 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,230,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  6. #8 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    West Springfield High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    597 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says There was lots to enjoy about West Springfield high school. I always enjoyed coming to school and spending the day with my friends whilst knowing I am going to receive the highest quality of....

    Read 597 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,508,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  7. #10 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Marshall High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Marshall has so many opportunities for its students. Between the large number of student-organized clubs and teachers ready to help engaged students to the best of their ability, Marshall aims to...To further improve, Marshall could update current activities going on in the school to provide a larger sense of spirit and community. Although recent events have taken place and increasing effort....

    Read 365 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,103,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  8. #11 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Robinson Secondary School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I came to Robinson 3/4ths of the way through my seventh grade year. However, since many elementary schools feed directly into Robinson, most of my classmates had known each other for 5+ years...But thanks to the wonderful, welcoming positivity of many students, and some of my own efforts, I eventually fit in.Today, as a rising senior, I look back and am very thankful for the opportunities Robinson has opened up to me. It’s a huge school—coming up on 4,000 students—with many resources for extracurriculars...Pros:- Opportunities for advanced coursework, especially through IB Diploma- Student services, including for disabled and ESOL students- Lots of extracurricular activities & athleticsCons:- Some teachers, admins, students can get out of line, bad attitudes, etc. - Bathrooms. Do not use..

    Read 550 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 3,780,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  9. #13 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    South County High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've had an absolutely amazing experience at South County, but everyone's experience is a little different and I've heard many different opinions regarding the school. There's many academic and....

    Read 445 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,287,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  10. #14 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    South Lakes High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says South Lakes has an amazing community in which learning is really prioritized. It has a great performing arts department and the IB Diploma Program is there as well. IB provides for a lot of cool...The teachers I have had have been amazing especially during Covid-19. They are understanding and Supportive and are a huge help to students. My teachers have made it a goal to make me succeed and it....

    Read 533 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,593,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  11. #15 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Westfield High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    587 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says A diverse school of opportunities, filled with a great spectrum of academics and extra curricular activities. I had the privilege of attending Westfield High School and had the chance to meet such a....

    Read 587 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,691,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  12. #16 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Hayfield Secondary School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    7-12,

    507 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says As a student who had transferred to Hayfield mid-high school career, I can attest to the outstanding merit of the school’s academic, athletic, and larger societal achievements. When first attending a....

    Read 507 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 3,114,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  13. #19 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Edison High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    339 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says When I was at Edison, I thought it was the smallest and most run-down school in the county (except for Lee). And within Fairfax County that may have been true, but once I go to college I realized my....

    Read 339 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 2,151,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  14. #22 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Lewis High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    272 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I liked going to a school where I felt valued as a student. I felt like the teachers at Lewis really cared about my education and pushed me to move further in my education. The student body is also....

    Read 272 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 1,773,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  15. Mount Vernon High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    330 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Mount Vernon High school is an immensely diverse school with students and staff from all backgrounds in the DC Maryland Virginia area (DMV). Many students and staff in the school are also bilingual....

    Read 330 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 2,013,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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