Washington-lee High School

  • Washington-lee High School serves 2,537 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 84% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 89% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

Top Placements

Washington-lee High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Washington-lee High School's student population of 2,537 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 161 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,537 students
This chart display total students of Washington-lee High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Washington-lee High School
Total Classroom Teachers161 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Washington-lee High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Washington-lee High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Washington-lee High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Washington-lee High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#317 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Washington-lee High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Washington-lee High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Washington-lee High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Washington-lee High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
34%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Washington-lee High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
9%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Washington-lee High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
42%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Washington-lee High School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Washington-lee High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Washington-lee High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.690.67
This chart display the diversity score of Washington-lee High School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
87%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Washington-lee High School and public school graduation rate of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Washington-lee High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington-lee High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameARLINGTON CO PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Washington-lee High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Research shows that students of color face a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions in U.S. public schools. Learn about these disparities, as well as the policies that fuel them. Also learn about suggested measures to address this problem.
When asked to rank the quality of their child's school, most parents rated it a B average. And yet politicians would have you believe that the American public-school system is failing. How are America's public schools really doing, and how do we know?
The high school graduation rate is in a constant state of change and dropout rates affect more than the individual student. Read on to learn about factors influencing high school graduation rates and what schools can do to improve them.