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Best Public Elementary Schools in Virginia: 2016

Niche, founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students, provides rankings and information: “. . . we make choosing a neighborhood, college, or K-12 school a more transparent process.”

They recently released their 2016 list of Best Public Elementary Schools in Virginia. Below, you can see the top 10. After the list, learn more about their ranking process and methodology, as well as see the full list.

1. Arlington Traditional Elementary School | Arlington, VA

2. Arlington Science Focus Elementary School | Arlington, VA

3. Ashlawn Elementary School | Arlington, VA

4. Long Branch Elementary School | Arlington, VA

5. McKinley Elementary School | Arlington, VA

6. Jamestown Elementary School | Arlington, VA

7. Henry Elementary School | Arlington, VA

8. Tuckahoe Elementary School | Arlington, VA

9. Taylor Elementary School | Arlington, VA

10. Nottingham Elementary School | Arlington, VA

See the full list here.

Via the Niche website: The 2016 Best Public Elementary Schools ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall experience of a public elementary school. This grade takes into account key factors such as the strength of academics, quality of teachers, diversity, as well as the overall quality of the school district.

At the time of calculation, our database contained records for 53,705 public elementary schools. For the purposes of this ranking, a public elementary school is considered to be a school that: (1) is located in one of the 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia; (2) offers a grade between kindergarten through 6; and (3) has sufficient data. Schools were not included in the ranking process if they did not meet these minimum requirements. The final ranking results in 51,397 elementary schools receiving a grade, with 48,819 of those also receiving a numerical ranking.

For more details about how we compute our rankings, click here.

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