Top 10 Best Arlington County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 42 public schools serving 27,027 students in Arlington County, VA (there are 20 private schools, serving 3,459 private students). 89% of all K-12 students in Arlington County, VA are educated in public schools (compared to the VA state average of 89%).
The top ranked public schools in Arlington County, VA are Williamsburg Middle School, Yorktown High School and Nottingham Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Arlington County, VA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 65% (versus the Virginia public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 77% (versus the 70% statewide average). Schools in Arlington County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Virginia public school average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Arlington County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Williamsburg Middle School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3600 N Harrison St
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 228-5450
Grades: 6-8
| 840 students
Rank: #22.
Yorktown High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5200 Yorktown Blvd
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 228-5400
Grades: 9-12
| 2,531 students
Rank: #33.
Nottingham Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5900 Little Falls Road
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 228-5290
Grades: PK-5
| 406 students
Rank: #44.
Arlington Traditional
Magnet School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1030 N. Mckinley Road
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 228-6290
Grades: PK-5
| 668 students
Rank: #55.
Taylor Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2600 N Stuart St
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 228-6275
Grades: PK-5
| 513 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Innovation Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1501 N. Lincoln Street
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 228-7670
Grades: PK-5
| 404 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Jamestown Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3700 N Delaware St
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 228-5275
Grades: PK-5
| 498 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Discovery Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5241 36th Street North
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 288-2685
Grades: PK-5
| 513 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Tuckahoe Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6550 26th St N
Arlington, VA 22213
(703) 228-5288
Grades: PK-5
| 431 students
Rank: #1010.
Dorothy Hamm Middle School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4100 N Vacation Lane
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 228-2910
Grades: 6-8
| 923 students
Rank: #1111.
Cardinal Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1644 N. Mckinley Road
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 228-5280
Grades: PK-5
| 658 students
Rank: #1212.
Glebe Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1770 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 228-6280
Grades: PK-5
| 539 students
Rank: #1313.
Washington Liberty High School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1301 N Stafford St
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 228-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 2,549 students
Rank: #1414.
Swanson Middle School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5800 N Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 228-5500
Grades: 6-8
| 962 students
Rank: #1515.
Ashlawn Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5950 N. 8th Road
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 228-5270
Grades: PK-5
| 540 students
Rank: #1616.
Long Branch Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
33 N Fillmore St
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 228-4220
Grades: PK-5
| 404 students
Rank: #1717.
Alice West Fleet Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
115 S Old Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-5820
Grades: PK-5
| 584 students
Rank: #1818.
Montessori Public School Of Arlington
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
701 S Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-8871
Grades: PK-5
| 497 students
Rank: #1919.
Gunston Middle School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2700 S Lang St
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 228-6900
Grades: 6-8
| 1,183 students
Rank: #2020.
Oakridge Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1414 24th St S
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 228-5840
Grades: PK-5
| 620 students
Rank: #2121.
Claremont Immersion
Magnet School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4700 S. Chesterfield Rd.
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 228-2500
Grades: PK-5
| 678 students
Rank: #2222.
Wakefield High School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1325 S. Dinwiddie Street
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 228-6700
Grades: 9-12
| 2,763 students
Rank: #2323.
Campbell Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
737 S. Carlin Springs Rd.
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-6770
Grades: PK-5
| 426 students
Rank: #2424.
Jefferson Middle School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
125 S Old Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-5900
Grades: 6-8
| 925 students
Rank: #2525.
Arlington Community High School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
800 S. Walter Reed Dr
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-5350
Grades: 9-12
| 176 students
Rank: #2626.
Key Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
855 N. Edison Street
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 228-4210
Grades: PK-5
| 624 students
Rank: #2727.
Hoffman-boston Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1415 S Queen St
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-5845
Grades: PK-5
| 566 students
Rank: #2828.
Kenmore Middle School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
200 S Carlin Springs Rd
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-6800
Grades: 6-8
| 1,025 students
Rank: #2929.
Barcroft Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
625 S Wakefield St
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-5838
Grades: PK-5
| 440 students
Rank: #3030.
Abingdon Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3035 S Abingdon St
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 228-6650
Grades: PK-5
| 706 students
Rank: #3131.
Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3500 South 23rd Street
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 228-5825
Grades: PK-5
| 453 students
Rank: #3232.
Randolph Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1306 S Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-5830
Grades: PK-5
| 424 students
Rank: #3333.
Barrett Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4401 N Henderson Rd
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 228-6288
Grades: PK-5
| 527 students
Rank: #3434.
Carlin Springs Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5995 South 5th Road
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-6645
Grades: PK-5
| 544 students
Rank: n/an/a
1501 Lincoln Street
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 228-7670
Grades: PK-5
| 456 students
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School
Location
Grades
Students
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-2700
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Arlington County, VA?
The top ranked public schools in Arlington County, VA include Williamsburg Middle School, Yorktown High School and Nottingham Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Arlington County, VA?
42 public schools are located in Arlington County, VA.
What percentage of students in Arlington County, VA go to public school?
89% of all K-12 students in Arlington County, VA are educated in public schools (compared to the VA state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Arlington County, VA?
Arlington County, VA public schools minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Virginia public schools average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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