Top 10 Best Virginia Public Schools (2022)

Virginia is the #17 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,251,044 students across the 2,129 public schools for the 2022 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Virginia is 82%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 78%.
The top ranked public schools in Virginia are Old Donation School, Thomas Jefferson High School and Poplar Tree Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 54% (majority Black and Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 14:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(VA) School Average
Asian
8%
Hispanic
18%
Black
22%
White
46%
Two or more races
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Virginia (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Old Donation School
Magnet School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 2-8
4633 Honeygrove Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 648-3240
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Thomas Jefferson High School
Magnet School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
6560 Braddock Rd
Alexandria, VA 22312
(703) 750-8300
Rank: #33.
Poplar Tree Elementary School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
13440 Melville Ln
Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 633-7400
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Arlington Traditional
Magnet School
Math: 98% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 98% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
855 N. Edison St
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 228-6290
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
North Landing Elementary School
Math: 98% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 98% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
2929 N Landing Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 648-3160
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Sangster Elementary School
Math: 98% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 98% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
7420 Reservation Dr
Springfield, VA 22153
(703) 644-8200
Rank: #77.
Grassfield High School
Magnet School
Math: 97% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
Math: 97% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
2007 Grizzly Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23323
(757) 558-4749
Rank: #88.
Kingston Elementary School
Math: 98% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 98% (Top 1%)
Reading: 95% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
3532 Kings Grant Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 648-2840
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Colvin Run Elementary School
Math: 97% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
Math: 97% (Top 1%)
Reading: 95% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
1400 Trap Rd.
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 757-3000
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Hidden Valley High School
Math: 97% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 97% (Top 1%)
Reading: 95% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
5000 Titan Trail
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 776-7320

Best Virginia Public Schools by County (2022)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
13
4,863
63%
23
12,101
40%
20
15,775
72%
5
1,627
34%
41
26,831
56%
18
7,671
17%
21
8,891
20%
8
2,214
22%
11
4,765
30%
50
39,673
56%
4
1,741
24%
11
8,254
49%
18
6,804
72%
4
2,137
84%
4
1,224
70%
217
174,636
63%
9
7,109
62%
21
8,684
38%
4
1,715
12%
14
6,533
25%
4
1,028
85%
18
12,216
30%
7
1,921
34%
6
2,298
5%
7
2,928
30%
11
4,690
50%
36
19,223
78%
25
16,519
23%
83
49,352
63%
10
4,650
42%
7
4,240
77%
11
3,048
4%
97
79,629
56%
6
4,984
30%
28
11,239
57%
16
10,278
82%
4
1,596
29%
57
27,955
79%
3
1,467
10%
11
4,904
35%
9
3,209
9%
14
6,031
84%
4
2,069
11%
24
13,395
83%
7
3,242
29%
57
28,110
81%
20
11,224
27%
31
14,454
66%
13
5,693
23%
16
3,534
5%
15
4,109
7%
36
29,372
56%
15
4,515
26%
22
13,869
70%
3
1,045
79%
9
5,159
23%
10
5,561
59%
13
4,936
6%
15
4,074
8%
15
10,303
42%

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