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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  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-
Yorktown High School is a top rated, public school located in Arlington, VA. It has 2,308 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.

Yorktown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1280
615 responses
Average ACT
30
242 responses
AP Enrollment
49%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$187,077
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,504
National
$949
Median Home Value
$853,919
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
  • Spirit week and Pep Relly
    20%
  • One person Show
    18%
  • Variety Show
    14%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Sports events
    10%
  • International Night
    9%
  • Prom
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,308
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$107,694
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$22,337/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Yorktown Highschool is a predominantly white school. The school contains over 1,300 students overall! Yorktown's academic system is very rigorous, therefore it is important that you take advantage of the tutoring opportunities available to you. There is little to no school spirit at this school. However, this is a highly competitive school! People don't tell you this as you enter into this school. Stay in touch with your counselor as much as possible. Get involved in as many clubs and extra curriculars as you can.
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2/5 stars.

As of now, Dec 2020, I am a Junior at Yorktown. On paper, it's a wonderful school: it's newly built, well-funded, and great for college prep. Many students go on to colleges such as UVA, William & Mary, and Virginia Tech.

However, Yorktown lacks in diversity. Most students come from high-income households. A large amount of students are wealthy, spoiled, and entitled brats who are so self-absorbed it hurts to watch. The student parking lot is filled with Mercedes, Audis, and Jeep Wranglers, and many students take their wealth and privilege for granted. It's a toxic, high-pressure environment, where you're constantly comparing yourself to other people, both with academics and appearance. You'll often hear students mock others behind their backs. Mental health issues are very common. The administration is mediocre at best. There's little school spirit too. You might see 5 or 10 people dress up for spirit days out of the 2,200 students. I can't wait to graduate and be done.
Overall, Yorktown is a great school. The classrooms, restrooms, and other facilities (auditorium, gym, etc.) are very well maintained. Since Yorktown is apart of Arlington County Public Schools, each student gets access to a MacBook Air, which is essential to learning. Additionally, the overwhelming majority of teachers care a lot about their students, doing anything they can to ensure student success and wellbeing. They are very kind and accommodating. As Yorktown is such a large school, you are bound to find a group of friends and activities to keep you involved. The only thing I will say is that sometimes administration can be very unhelpful and there is not much diversity.