Top 10 Best Virginia Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 125 blue ribbon public schools serving 67,432 students in Virginia.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Virginia are Old Donation School, Poplar Tree Elementary School and Haycock Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Virginia blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 71% (versus the Virginia public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 80% (versus the 70% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Virginia public school average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Blue Ribbon Public Schools in Virginia (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Old Donation School
Magnet School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4633 Honeygrove Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 648-3240
Grades: 2-8
| 1,304 students
Rank: #22.
Poplar Tree Elementary School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
13440 Melville Ln
Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 633-7400
Grades: PK-6
| 648 students
Rank: #33.
Haycock Elementary School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6616 Haycock Rd
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 531-4000
Grades: PK-6
| 890 students
Rank: #44.
Galileo Magnet High School
Magnet School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
230 S. Ridge St.
Danville, VA 24541
(434) 773-8186
Grades: 9-12
| 251 students
Rank: #55.
Sangster Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
7420 Reservation Dr
Springfield, VA 22153
(703) 644-8200
Grades: PK-6
| 883 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
St. Paul Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3200 Deacon Drive
Saint Paul, VA 24283
(276) 762-5941
Grades: PK-8
| 429 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Virginia L Murray Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3251 Morgantown Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 977-4599
Grades: PK-5
| 268 students
Rank: #88.
Westbriar Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1741 Pine Valley Dr
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 937-1700
Grades: PK-6
| 786 students
Rank: #99.
Hidden Valley High School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5000 Titan Trail
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 776-7320
Grades: 9-12
| 821 students
Rank: #1010.
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: #1111.
Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
18048 Lincoln Rd
Purcellville, VA 20132
(540) 751-2430
Grades: PK-5
| 79 students
Rank: #1212.
Keene Mill Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6310 Bardu Ave
Springfield, VA 22152
(703) 644-4700
Grades: PK-6
| 753 students
Rank: #1313.
Tabb Elementary School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3711 Big Bethel Rd
Yorktown, VA 23693
(757) 898-0372
Grades: K-5
| 635 students
Rank: #1414.
Twin Hickory Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4900 Twin Hickory Lake Dr
Glen Allen, VA 23059
(804) 360-4700
Grades: PK-5
| 549 students
Rank: #1515.
Emerick Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
440 S Nursery Ave
Purcellville, VA 20132
(540) 571-2440
Grades: PK-5
| 398 students
Rank: #1616.
Fancy Gap Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
63 Winding Ridge Rd
Fancy Gap, VA 24328
(276) 728-7504
Grades: PK-5
| 143 students
Rank: #1717.
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: #1818.
Rural Point Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7161 Studley Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 723-3580
Grades: PK-5
| 557 students
Rank: #1919.
Grandin Court Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2815 Spessard Ave Sw
Roanoke, VA 24015
(540) 853-2867
Grades: PK-5
| 341 students
Rank: #2020.
Mary G. Porter Traditional
Magnet School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
15311 Forest Grove Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(703) 580-6501
Grades: 1-8
| 669 students
Rank: #2121.
Grafton Bethel Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
410 Lakeside Dr
Yorktown, VA 23692
(757) 898-0350
Grades: K-5
| 618 students
Rank: #22 - 2722. - 27.
Crystal Spring Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2620 Carolina Ave Sw
Roanoke, VA 24014
(540) 853-2976
Grades: PK-5
| 321 students
Rank: #22 - 2722. - 27.
Harrington Waddell Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
100 Pendleton Place
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 463-5353
Grades: PK-5
| 326 students
Rank: #22 - 2722. - 27.
Hilton Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
303 Academy Rd., Highway 58
Hiltons, VA 24258
(276) 386-7430
Grades: PK-6
| 151 students
Rank: #22 - 2722. - 27.
Short Pump Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3425 Pump Rd
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 360-0812
Grades: PK-5
| 556 students
Rank: #22 - 2722. - 27.
Snow Creek Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5393 Snow Creek Rd
Penhook, VA 24137
(540) 483-5599
Grades: PK-5
| 206 students
Rank: #22 - 2722. - 27.
Tunstall High School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
100 Trojan Cir
Dry Fork, VA 24549
(434) 724-7111
Grades: 9-12
| 834 students
Rank: #2828.
L.l. Beazley Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6700 Courthouse Rd
Prince George, VA 23875
(804) 733-2745
Grades: PK-5
| 616 students
Rank: #2929.
Great Neck Middle School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1848 North Great Neck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 648-4550
Grades: 6-8
| 1,076 students
Rank: #3030.
Deep Run High School
Magnet School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4801 Twin Hickory Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23059
(804) 364-8000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,026 students
Rank: #3131.
Springfield Estates Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6200 Charles Goff Dr
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 921-2300
Grades: PK-6
| 582 students
Rank: #3232.
Chancellor Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5995 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(540) 786-6123
Grades: PK-5
| 429 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Gilbert Linkous Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
813 Toms Creek Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 951-5726
Grades: PK-5
| 318 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Meriwether Lewis Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1610 Owensville Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 293-9304
Grades: K-5
| 321 students
Rank: #3535.
Nuckols Farm Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
12351 Graham Meadows Dr
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 364-0840
Grades: PK-5
| 569 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Virginia?
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Virginia include Old Donation School, Poplar Tree Elementary School and Haycock Elementary School.
How many blue ribbon public schools are located in Virginia?
125 blue ribbon public schools are located in Virginia.
What is the racial composition of students in Virginia?
Virginia blue ribbon public schools minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Virginia public schools average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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