South County High School

8501 Silverbrook Road
Lorton, VA 22079
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
South County High School serves 2,241 students in grades 9-12.
South County High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 86% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 95% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

South County High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

South County High School's student population of 2,241 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 144 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,241 students
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Total Classroom Teachers144 teachers
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School Comparison

South County High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of South County High School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#154 out of 1791 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
86%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
95%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
19%
7%
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Hispanic
14%
16%
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Black
20%
22%
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White
41%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.740.68
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Graduation Rate
95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairfax County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South County High School is Woodbridge High School (4.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is South County Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Laurel Hill Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lorton South County Middle School Math: 69% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 1,072 student
    0.3 miles
    8700 Laurel Crest Dr.
    Lorton, VA 22079
    (703) 690-5500
    0.3 7-8 1,072
  • Lorton Laurel Hill Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 914 students
    0.4 miles
    8390 Laurel Crest Dr.
    Lorton, VA 22079
    (703) 551-5300
    0.4 PK-6 914
  • Fairfax Station Halley Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 667 students
    1.2 miles
    8850 Cross Chase Circle
    Fairfax Station, VA 22039
    (703) 551-5700
    1.2 PK-6 667
  • Springfield Newington Forest Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 515 students
    1.2 miles
    8001 Newington Forest Ave
    Springfield, VA 22153
    (703) 923-2600
    1.2 PK-6 515
  • Fairfax Station Silverbrook Elementary School Math: 90% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 832 students
    1.6 miles
    9350 Crosspointe Dr
    Fairfax Station, VA 22039
    (703) 690-5100
    1.6 PK-6 832

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