Top 10 Best Virginia Public Schools (2021)

Virginia is the #17 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,290,708 students across the 2,123 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Virginia is 72%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 80%.
The top ranked public schools in Virginia are Thomas Jefferson High For Science And Technology, Arlington Traditional and Jamestown Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 51% (majority majority Black and Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 15:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(VA) School Average
Asian
7%
Hispanic
16%
Black
22%
White
49%
Two or more races
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.

Top Overall Ranked Public Schools in Virginia (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.Math: ≥99% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-126560 Braddock Rd
    AlexandriaVA 22312
    (703) 750-8300

  • Rank: #22.
    Arlington TraditionalMagnet School
    Math: 98% (Top 1%) Reading: 97% (Top 1%)Math: 98% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-5855 N. Edison St
    ArlingtonVA 22205
    (703) 228-6290

  • Rank: #33.Math: 96% (Top 1%) Reading: 98% (Top 1%)Math: 96% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-53700 N Delaware St
    ArlingtonVA 22207
    (703) 228-5275

  • Rank: #44.
    Grassfield High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 96% (Top 1%) Reading: 97% (Top 1%)Math: 96% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-122007 Grizzly Trail
    ChesapeakeVA 23323
    (757) 558-4749

  • Rank: #55.Math: 97% (Top 1%) Reading: 96% (Top 5%)Math: 97% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 96% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-52929 N Landing Rd
    Virginia BeachVA 23456
    (757) 648-3160

  • Rank: #66.Math: 96% (Top 1%) Reading: 96% (Top 5%)Math: 96% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 96% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-512351 Graham Meadows Dr
    HenricoVA 23233
    (804) 364-0840

  • Rank: #77.Math: 94% (Top 5%) Reading: 97% (Top 1%)Math: 94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-5701 Forest Ave
    HenricoVA 23229
    (804) 673-3765

  • Rank: #8-98.-9.Math: ≥95% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 5%)Math: ≥95% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-52620 Carolina Ave Sw
    RoanokeVA 24014
    (540) 853-2976

  • Rank: #8-98.-9.Math: ≥95% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 5%)Math: ≥95% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-5100 Martha Debord Way
    Rural RetreatVA 24368
    (276) 686-4125

  • Rank: #1010.Math: 98% (Top 1%) Reading: 95% (Top 5%)Math: 98% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 95% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-512200 Wyndham Lake Dr
    Glen AllenVA 23059
    (804) 360-0825

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Top Virginia Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
13 Schools
5,194 Students
61% Minority
27 Schools
14,396 Students
36% Minority
19 Schools
15,710 Students
73% Minority
7 Schools
2,190 Students
12% Minority
5 Schools
1,792 Students
32% Minority
10 Schools
4,048 Students
33% Minority
4 Schools
2,270 Students
35% Minority
39 Schools
26,975 Students
55% Minority
21 Schools
10,362 Students
13% Minority
3 Schools
555 Students
10% Minority
22 Schools
9,719 Students
18% Minority
2 Schools
730 Students
4% Minority
14 Schools
4,648 Students
11% Minority
9 Schools
2,263 Students
21% Minority
6 Schools
1,644 Students
81% Minority
8 Schools
2,533 Students
1% Minority
5 Schools
2,089 Students
48% Minority
5 Schools
948 Students
11% Minority
15 Schools
7,895 Students
26% Minority
5 Schools
4,250 Students
46% Minority
13 Schools
3,807 Students
10% Minority
2 Schools
650 Students
69% Minority
6 Schools
1,880 Students
37% Minority
12 Schools
4,058 Students
59% Minority
50 Schools
40,646 Students
52% Minority
69 Schools
60,915 Students
50% Minority
4 Schools
1,974 Students
21% Minority
6 Schools
2,833 Students
39% Minority
3 Schools
1,051 Students
24% Minority
2 Schools
614 Students
2% Minority
11 Schools
8,208 Students
44% Minority
4 Schools
1,335 Students
50% Minority
15 Schools
5,828 Students
81% Minority
5 Schools
2,128 Students
2% Minority
9 Schools
4,336 Students
46% Minority
1 Schools
711 Students
75% Minority
4 Schools
1,403 Students
67% Minority
223 Schools
185,291 Students
61% Minority
5 Schools
5,049 Students
61% Minority
2 Schools
893 Students
38% Minority
20 Schools
9,394 Students
33% Minority
4 Schools
1,873 Students
11% Minority
7 Schools
3,589 Students
28% Minority
16 Schools
7,270 Students
22% Minority
4 Schools
1,119 Students
89% Minority
17 Schools
11,892 Students
28% Minority
5 Schools
3,617 Students
70% Minority
3 Schools
1,302 Students
40% Minority
6 Schools
2,484 Students
5% Minority
9 Schools
5,439 Students
20% Minority
6 Schools
2,625 Students
29% Minority
8 Schools
1,584 Students
12% Minority
7 Schools
3,112 Students
27% Minority
3 Schools
1,671 Students
81% Minority
12 Schools
5,101 Students
49% Minority
36 Schools
19,907 Students
76% Minority
25 Schools
18,000 Students
21% Minority
12 Schools
6,507 Students
62% Minority
83 Schools
52,555 Students
62% Minority
16 Schools
7,479 Students
43% Minority
2 Schools
209 Students
3% Minority
7 Schools
4,343 Students
74% Minority
9 Schools
5,474 Students
37% Minority
15 Schools
10,302 Students
39% Minority
3 Schools
832 Students
48% Minority
5 Schools
4,530 Students
34% Minority
8 Schools
3,006 Students
26% Minority
3 Schools
1,154 Students
62% Minority
11 Schools
3,261 Students
3% Minority
4 Schools
1,665 Students
15% Minority
95 Schools
79,956 Students
51% Minority
6 Schools
4,900 Students
30% Minority
4 Schools
1,528 Students
49% Minority
21 Schools
8,380 Students
66% Minority
4 Schools
1,708 Students
19% Minority
12 Schools
8,463 Students
83% Minority
5 Schools
5,924 Students
78% Minority
5 Schools
2,016 Students
77% Minority
3 Schools
1,082 Students
17% Minority
9 Schools
4,338 Students
53% Minority
3 Schools
1,284 Students
27% Minority
24 Schools
10,024 Students
18% Minority
4 Schools
1,882 Students
25% Minority
6 Schools
3,244 Students
23% Minority
48 Schools
28,681 Students
76% Minority
56 Schools
30,776 Students
78% Minority
6 Schools
1,654 Students
69% Minority
3 Schools
1,314 Students
51% Minority
2 Schools
798 Students
15% Minority
5 Schools
2,057 Students
56% Minority
11 Schools
5,064 Students
32% Minority
10 Schools
3,361 Students
9% Minority
7 Schools
2,730 Students
20% Minority
9 Schools
4,193 Students
98% Minority
21 Schools
8,998 Students
31% Minority
4 Schools
2,105 Students
9% Minority
24 Schools
14,339 Students
80% Minority
8 Schools
4,289 Students
13% Minority
5 Schools
2,059 Students
64% Minority
10 Schools
6,328 Students
52% Minority
98 Schools
89,464 Students
68% Minority
10 Schools
4,193 Students
16% Minority
4 Schools
1,613 Students
24% Minority
2 Schools
851 Students
14% Minority
6 Schools
1,322 Students
43% Minority
59 Schools
24,222 Students
88% Minority
26 Schools
13,556 Students
22% Minority
28 Schools
14,387 Students
62% Minority
4 Schools
1,680 Students
13% Minority
22 Schools
11,599 Students
21% Minority
15 Schools
4,025 Students
2% Minority
8 Schools
3,953 Students
25% Minority
15 Schools
3,545 Students
4% Minority
11 Schools
6,060 Students
21% Minority
15 Schools
4,431 Students
6% Minority
6 Schools
2,800 Students
46% Minority
35 Schools
23,794 Students
44% Minority
34 Schools
28,936 Students
51% Minority
15 Schools
2,787 Students
35% Minority
21 Schools
14,359 Students
68% Minority
3 Schools
792 Students
65% Minority
3 Schools
1,077 Students
79% Minority
16 Schools
5,790 Students
7% Minority
88 Schools
68,986 Students
51% Minority
9 Schools
5,390 Students
21% Minority
17 Schools
7,233 Students
8% Minority
7 Schools
3,086 Students
44% Minority
6 Schools
2,249 Students
53% Minority
3 Schools
1,365 Students
50% Minority
9 Schools
6,018 Students
51% Minority
14 Schools
5,827 Students
4% Minority
14 Schools
4,150 Students
8% Minority
19 Schools
12,576 Students
39% Minority
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