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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Washington Liberty High School is a top rated, public school located in Arlington, VA. It has 2,537 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
Address
1301 N Stafford St
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone
(703) 228-6200
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Washington Liberty High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1270
597 responses
Average ACT
29
181 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$123,194
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,279
National
$949
Median Home Value
$515,952
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.47 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.47 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 177 responses
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  • WL vs Yorktown games (HUGEEE rivalry)
    20%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • The end of each day
    12%
  • Early Release DAy with Friends
    11%
  • Blast from the Past Spirit Day for seniors
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Amazing pep rallies for the spirit stick
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,537
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.58 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.58 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.58 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,357
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.3%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.70 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.70 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.70 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$21,614/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.74 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.74 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.74 responses
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A school in suburban Virginia will no longer carry the name of a Confederate general next school year after system officials decided to rebrand it Washington-Liberty High School.
An Arlington County Circuit Court judge in December dismissed the lawsuit, which was financed by Washington-Lee’s alumni association.
A committee of students, school system employees and alumni considered community input before recommending last month that the school board adopt Washington-Loving as the name. The couple’s fight in the Supreme Court, the committee explained, represented inclusion, acceptance and the pursuit of happiness.
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During my first two years at W-L, I feel like they didn’t go as well because I wasn’t the type of person to ask for help when I needed it back then and my grades somewhat suffered the consequences. But my last two years at W-L were a blast! Not only academically but overall. Looking back at it now, to make high school a memorable experience, it’s not just going to school and go back home, but it’s about being involved with the community and to network yourself. During my senior year especially is when I got so many useful contacts that I will definitely need for the future.
I enjoy Washington Liberty's diversity in the student body and the community that is created among everyone. However, I have often felt that they put too much pressure on their students to take advanced and difficult classes. Although, of course, it is important to challenge students to be their best version, I have felt that people at this school take it too far. Often students forget what's important and get to caught up in trying to be the best. The school does, however, provide many opportunities for sports and extracurricular activities. They provide computers for their students that they get to keep all four years.