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Best Public Elementary Schools in Virginia


Make Your Choice: Elementary | Middle | High


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 2018 list of the best public elementary schools in Virginia. Below, you can see the top 20. After the list, learn more about their ranking process and methodology, as well as see the full list.

1. Haycock Elementary School | Falls Church, VA
2. Westbriar Elementary School | Vienna, VA
3. Mosby Woods Elementary School | Fairfax, VA
4. Willow Springs Elementary School | Fairfax, VA
5. Spring Hill Elementary School | McLean, VA
6. Mantua Elementary School | Fairfax, VA
7. Canterbury Woods Elementary School | Annandale, VA
8. Forestville Elementary School | Great Falls, VA
9. Churchill Road Elementary School | McLean, VA
10. McKinley Elementary School | Arlington, VA
11. Arlington Traditional Elementary School | Arlington, VA
12. Chesterbrook Elementary School | McLean, VA
13. Keene Mill Elementary School | West Springfield, VA
14. Floris Elementary School | Herndon, VA
15. Kent Gardens Elementary School | McLean, VA
16. Springfield Estates Elementary School | Springfield, VA
17. Nottingham Elementary School | Arlington, VA
18. Lees Corner Elementary School | Fairfax, VA
19. Arlington Science Focus Elementary School | Arlington, VA
20. Henry Elementary School | Arlington, VA

See the full list here.

Via the Niche website: The 2018 Best Public Elementary Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.


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