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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 2,482 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.

Washington Liberty High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1270
678 responses
Average ACT
29
209 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$125,380
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,314
National
$949
Median Home Value
$568,211
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.53 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 203 responses
  • WL vs Yorktown games (HUGEEE rivalry)
    19%
  • The end of each day
    12%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Early Release DAy with Friends
    11%
  • Blast from the Past Spirit Day for seniors
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • 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
2,482
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.64 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.64 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.64 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$107,694
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.3%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 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
$22,337/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.80 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses
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Washington Liberty High School Reviews

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I'm a senior at Washington Liberty and I've spent all four years of my high school experience here. I joke around a lot about disliking the school, but in all honesty, I feel that I had a very great experience here! Most of the teachers I had were nothing but nice to me, and I still keep in contact with a couple of them. This school helped me find what I want my career to be and gave me the opportunities to explore the field of medicine. I only gave a four-star rating because I ran into some complications with a handful of teachers here, but I feel that every student has a couple of teachers that weren't a great match for them or their learning style, so I'll give those teachers the benefit of the doubt and say that we didn't get along based off of teaching style and learning style. Even though COVID-19 has ruined my final months of high school, the staff are still working hard to make sure every senior gets the appreciation they deserve!
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Washington-Liberty is a uniquely urban environment that encourages diversity and academic excellence. Its offering of the International Baccalaureate Programme and AP Program demonstrates just one avenue through which the institution achieves high testing scores and national recognition. Within the school, star counseling services tailor to the needs of each student, helping them to explore their academic potential and find valuable career and education resources. As an enrolled student at W-L, I can attest to the excellent standards held to and by the staff and administration. Advocacy extends to the students from many avenues, be it teacher, mentors, counseling services, or administration. The strong support given by both peers and adults creates a competitive yet manageable atmosphere, in which almost any student could thrive.
Washington Liberty High School is a place that was remarkable for its classes, particularly pushing students to their best abilities to take Advanced Placement classes as well as IB & Dual Enrollment classes; furthermore, the environment is great due to its staff that will show concerns for their students and aid that will help them get through from times to times when they may or may not need it. The community itself on school grounds is diverse from clubs ranging from your interests or others to people pursuing their dreams or showing off who they are. If there was few things I could recommend, it would be that the school needs a better job allowing students to connect with their mentors/teachers, allow programs after school that may academically help students if they cannot make it to certain things such as lunch labs or getting help from certain teachers, and offer up a driver education class once more.