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Overall Niche Grade
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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 2,057 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.

Yorktown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1270
532 responses
Average ACT
30
211 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
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Spirit week and Pep Relly
    20%
  • One person Show
    19%
  • Variety Show
    16%
  • International Night
    10%
  • Sports events
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • 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.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,357
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 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.47 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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When Trump got elected, some teachers openly complained that it was "worse than 9/11". Students who aren't atheist or Democrats are harassed and mocked. The school administration put up signs saying "we are all immigrants" (history lesson: many African Americans were forcibly enslaved and shipped here; they didn't "immigrate"). Furthermore, a majority of the students sit through the Pledge of Allegiance in silence.

Students often complain about the stress they face, and ask for lighter course loads. What many students forget is that they themselves chose to take an unrealistic number of AP classes and extracurriculars. Students feel entitled to an "A" in all classes, even with a minimal amount of effort. The grade inflation is ridiculous; over half the students have a GPA of 3.9 or higher.

All in all, Yorktown is full of liberal, rich, entitled, snowflakes. I recommend attending another school if possible.
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Yorktown is an excellent school, academically. Teachers, for the most part, hold themselves and their students to a very high level of education. There is a strong math and science program as well as lots of creative/arts opportunities. Students are driven and very involved. Everyone has their own pursued interest.

The downside to the school is the toxic culture that often comes with high standards and money. Insecurity, image obsession, and unkindness plague the school. These problems manifest as bullying, power struggles, unhealthy overachievement, and substance abuse. The school has a reputation throughout the area for being particularly cutthroat.
I transferred to Yorktown High School my sophomore year, and was surprised to find a very welcoming group of individuals, all who were very supportive and friendly. Yorktown is an all together wonderful and inviting school, they offer a variety of academic options to help prepare ones self for college. However, one thing I think could be changed about the school, is their resources for students with mental disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Many students I have talked to complained of how hard it is to get a 504 plan to help with the extra stress mental disorders bring. Those I talked to, who were able to receive 504 plan, allowing them to go to their counselor when they feel a panic attack coming on, were often told by teachers to wait. Although Yorktown High School does a good job at bringing awareness and giving help to those who need it, they do it in a manner that makes it hard for students to actually receive that help.