Top 10 Best Virginia Public Schools (2024)

Virginia is the #17 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,243,958 students across the 2,132 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 1,023 private schools, serving 150,770 students). 89% of all K-12 students in Virginia are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Virginia is 54%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 70%.
The top ranked public schools in Virginia are Old Donation School, Kingston Elementary School and Graham High 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
7%
Hispanic
18%
Black
22%
White
46%
Two or more races
7%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Virginia (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Old Donation School
Magnet School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥99% (Top 20%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 10%)
Grades: 2-8
4633 Honeygrove Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 648-3240
Rank: #22.
Kingston Elementary School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 20%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
3532 Kings Grant Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 648-2840
Rank: #33.
Graham High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Bottom 50%)
Reading: ≥95% (Bottom 50%)
Grades: 9-12
210 Valleydale
Bluefield, VA 24605
(276) 326-1235
Rank: #44.
Poplar Tree Elementary School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 92% (Top 30%)
Reading: 95% (Top 50%)
Grades: PK-6
13440 Melville Ln
Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 633-7400
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Madison's Trust Elementary School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 93% (Top 20%)
Reading: 94% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
42380 Creighton Rd
Ashburn, VA 20148
(571) 252-1018
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Wolftrap Elementary School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 96%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 30%)
Reading: 96% (Top 50%)
Grades: PK-6
1903 Beulah Rd
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 319-7300
Rank: #77.
Haycock Elementary School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 91% (Top 30%)
Reading: 95% (Top 50%)
Grades: PK-6
6616 Haycock Rd
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 531-4000
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Greenfield Elementary School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 92% (Bottom 50%)
Reading: 93% (Bottom 50%)
Grades: PK-5
10751 Savoy Rd.
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 560-2720
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Kent Gardens Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 30%)
Reading: 94% (Top 50%)
Grades: PK-6
1717 Melbourne Dr
Mc Lean, VA 22101
(703) 394-5600
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Galileo Magnet High School
Magnet School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Bottom 50%)
Reading: ≥95% (Bottom 50%)
Grades: 9-12
230 S. Ridge St.
Danville, VA 24541
(434) 773-8186

Best Virginia Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
13
4,751
64%
23
12,197
41%
20
15,674
73%
5
1,635
33%
42
27,027
57%
18
7,466
18%
21
8,370
21%
8
2,200
24%
11
4,829
30%
50
40,458
56%
5
2,675
29%
11
8,366
50%
17
6,705
73%
4
2,037
85%
4
1,393
68%
217
173,059
63%
9
7,078
62%
21
9,217
39%
4
1,657
12%
14
6,313
25%
17
11,702
31%
7
1,949
34%
6
3,528
20%
7
2,896
32%
11
4,587
51%
36
19,580
79%
25
16,863
24%
83
49,066
64%
10
4,563
43%
7
4,075
77%
11
2,936
4%
98
79,464
57%
6
5,168
30%
28
11,133
58%
16
9,977
82%
4
1,538
31%
56
27,264
79%
3
1,506
10%
11
5,024
36%
9
3,135
10%
14
6,161
85%
4
2,056
12%
24
13,517
83%
7
3,466
32%
57
21,266
92%
20
11,276
28%
31
14,272
66%
13
5,659
24%
16
3,535
5%
15
4,050
7%
36
30,435
58%
15
4,598
27%
21
14,048
71%
9
5,148
25%
10
5,457
59%
13
5,085
8%
15
4,047
8%
15
10,401
42%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Virginia?
The top ranked public schools in Virginia include Old Donation School, Kingston Elementary School and Graham High School.
How many public schools are located in Virginia?
2,132 public schools are located in Virginia.
What percentage of students in Virginia go to public school?
89% of all K-12 students in Virginia are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Virginia?
Minority enrollment in Virginia is 54% (majority Black and Hispanic)

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