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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Yorktown High School is a top rated, public school located in Arlington, VA. It has 2,057 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
5200 Yorktown Blvd
Arlington, VA 22207
Telephone
(703) 228-5400

Yorktown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1270
458 responses
Average ACT
30
191 responses
AP Enrollment
49%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$208,535
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$869
National
$949
Median Home Value
$848,240
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.29 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Spirit week and Pep Relly
    21%
  • One person Show
    19%
  • Variety Show
    16%
  • International Night
    11%
  • Sports events
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Prom
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,057
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,357
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 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
$21,614/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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Yorktown High School Reviews

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The theatre program at yorktown is excellent. I’ve never seen anything like it. The rest of the school however is toxic. A lot of the teachers are unsupportive and the whole math department needs new faculty except Cara Saavedra. Yorktown definitely prepares you for the stress and anxiety of college, as most students are incredibly stressed out and feel if they don’t go to the perfect ivy league school, then they’re worthless. But other than that it’s great!
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This school is a great preparation for college. The classes are challenging, but the teachers are very knowledgable. The students are taught responsibility through freedom and creativity. The school is just large enough that you can find your niche without being overwhelmed. By senior year, one will know just about everyone in their grade, if not school body. There are plenty of extra-curricular activities, and the staff encourages students to start new organizations if they wish. The school lunches are a bit boring, as are most schools. The school was recently renovated so everything they have is state of the art!
Yorktown High School was able to provide me with a lot of support when it came to my education. The Staff is always alert about every single student making sure that they are doing well in and out of school. This school was also able to provide a plethora of after school activities for students to participate in. The Staff was able to get me ready for college every step of way. Yet, even though with great Staff and after school activities Yorktown could still use some improvements in certain areas. A Lack in diversity amongst the students and poor meal choices when it was time for lunch. Overall I feel like attending Yorktown you learn a lot about yourself and the people you belong with.