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2023 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,

    561 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 561 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,809,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    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,

  3. #3 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    McLean High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    338 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 338 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,317,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  4. #7 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    W. T. Woodson High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    434 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 434 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,516,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  5. #8 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Briar Woods High School

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    Loudoun County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Briar Woods High School does not only value collaboration and diversity, but also basic high standards and values for students like me. The faculty staff always have smiles on their faces and are....

    Read 435 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,795,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  6. #9 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Riverside High School

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    Loudoun County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Riverside High School offered to me an opportunity for growth, both socially and mentally. It was considerably more challenging an experience than previous years of education had been. With a....

    Read 97 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,848,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  7. #10 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    James Madison High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    386 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 386 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,230,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  8. #12 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Ocean Lakes High School

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    Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I love Ocean Lakes! From the moment I stepped in the doors as a freshman, I knew this building would truly end up feeling like a second home. I have met some of the best people at this school,....

    Read 650 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,990,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  9. #15 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Blacksburg High School

    Montgomery County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Blacksburg High School was an amazing school to grow, nurture, and learn who I truly was. The environment (for the most part) is incredibly friendly and welcoming, with a very diverse set of people....

    Read 228 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,266,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  10. #16 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Washington Liberty High School

    Arlington Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Everyone there is very nice and accepting. Teachers are very nice and there are a lot of options for different classes. Depending on what classes you take you might have a lot of homework. The school....

    Read 552 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,436,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  11. #17 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    West Springfield High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    596 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 596 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,508,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  12. #18 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Freedom High School

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    Loudoun County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I really like how inclusive the school is. I am a part of the leadership team at Freedom and find that they include the student body in so much of their decisions involving the students. The SCA does....

    Read 464 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,120,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  13. #19 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Lake Braddock Secondary School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Lake Braddock Secondary School is a secondary school located in Burke,Virginia. I can't speak highly enough about this school. I am currently a senior and since I started back in 7th grade at this....

    Read 565 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,360,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  14. #22 Best Public High Schools in Virginia.

    Meridian High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Falls Church City Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says The school is very good, but the community is very high-class (economically) and is extremely liberal. This means that the school itself has great facilities and resources. However, it is a public....

    Read 160 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 859,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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