West Springfield High School

  • West Springfield High School serves 2,219 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90% (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 97% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • West Springfield High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51%.

Top Placements

West Springfield High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • West Springfield High School's student population of 2,219 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 131 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,219 students
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Total Classroom Teachers131 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Springfield High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of West Springfield High School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank#59 out of 1791 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
90%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
97%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
14%
7%
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Hispanic
16%
16%
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Black
10%
22%
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White
54%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Springfield High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.660.68
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Graduation Rate
95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Springfield High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFairfax County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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The school is in desperate need of renovation and is a terrible learning environment. Issues include previous asbestos in carpets, mold in ceilings and water fountains, overflowing toilets, graffiti, and cooling and heating problems. As a student who suffers from chronic headaches, i believe it is the building causing the majority of them.
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