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2024 Best Public High Schools in Virginia

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Senior here. Note that I came into high school during COVID; thus, my freshman year experience will be different from what is experienced now. That being said, coming from middle school, where A's...Although is academically intense, TJ provides a massive opportunity. Having computer science classes up to machine learning, access to million-dollar engineering labs, or math classes that go into....

    Read 596 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,902,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  2. #3 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Rock Ridge High School

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    Loudoun County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I have been a student at Rock Ridge High School for 3 years now. with my attendance I have found the best part of Rock Ridge is the collective merit-focused culture of the students and staff. Clearly....

    Read 164 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,394,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  3. #4 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Riverside High School

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    Loudoun County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Out of all of the Loudoun County high schools, Riverside is definitely one of the best. Sports are usually very successful (other than football) and academics are very strong as well. In the last....

    Read 114 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,819,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  4. #6 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Deep Run High School

    Henrico County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Deep Run High School has been a memorable journey filled with both positive and challenging moments. The best part of my experience undoubtedly lies in the vibrant and supportive....

    Read 521 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,026,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

  5. #7 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Ocean Lakes High School

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    Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    683 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Ocean Lakes High School is accompanied by some of the best teachers in the area. These are teachers who genuinely care about me and my education. I have personal relationships with several teachers....

    Read 683 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,978,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  6. #8 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    John Champe High School

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    Loudoun County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    244 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I’m a sophomore at John Champe High School. My best experience has been becoming part of the color guard either with the marching band in the fall or winter guard indoor. It’s helped me make friends,...I was not a member of a team or knew what I wanted to do in high school. Finding the color guard changed all this! The one thing I’d change is better recruiting or getting the word out about color...I’ve not only lettered as a freshman but I have made life long friends and memories that I’ll cherish the rest of my life..

    Read 244 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,744,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  7. #9 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Open High School

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    Richmond Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I have attended Open High School from fall of 2021 and I am graduating in the spring of 2024. Open High School is likely the best possible high school experience I could have had out of the public....

    Read 78 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 188,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  8. #10 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Oakton High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I started my experience at Oakton my freshman year, but was connected to the school before that through my older brother. After the rennovations from my brother's time, the school has changed a lot....

    Read 519 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,635,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  9. #14 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Richmond Community High School

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    Richmond Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Richmond Community High (RCHS) has a culture that accepts all characters, you will find yourself coming across a variety of students from different backgrounds who are interested in unique niches.....

    Read 179 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 211,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  10. #15 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Langley High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Langley was a great school, with both academically challenging and easy subjects, kind, supportive and helpful teachers, great admin, and lots of resources and support for college readiness. The....

    Read 285 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,049,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  11. #16 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Lightridge High School

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    Loudoun County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Lightridge high school is a very diverse and opportunity filled school. Staff and administration are very kind and welcoming and work hard to create a friendly and safe space for scholars. For....

    Read 15 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,800,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  12. #20 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Briar Woods High School

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    Loudoun County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My journey at Briar Woods High School has been transformative. From the moment I stepped through those doors, the atmosphere and diverse community embraced me. The academic rigor, although brutal and...As I’ve creeped closer and closer to graduation, ive recognized that Briar Woods has not just been a place of education; it had been a safe space for me to express myself creatively and challenge...The tight-knit community, diverse opportunities, and unwavering support at Briar Woods High School have prepared me not just for the next academic chapter but for life beyond the classroom..

    Read 455 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,799,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  13. #21 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Princess Anne High School

    Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Princess Anne High School is an excellent learning facility for those who want to go above and beyond in the future. Princess Anne, home of the cavaliers, a rich and enjoyable environment for all....

    Read 537 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,705,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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