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Top 10 School Districts 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 School Districts 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 County Public Schools

2. Falls Church City Public Schools

3. Loudoun County Public Schools

4. Fairfax County Public Schools

5. Albemarle County Public Schools

6. Charlottesville City Public Schools

7. Alexandria City Public Schools

8. Salem City Public Schools

9. Henrico County Public Schools

10. West Point Public Schools

See the full list here.

Via the Niche website: The 2016 Best School Districts ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall experience of a school district.  This grade takes into account key factors such as the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the district.

At the time of calculation, our database contained records for 12,153 school districts. School districts were not included in the ranking process if they did not have sufficient data. The final ranking results in 10,563 school districts receiving a grade, with 10,488 of those also receiving a numerical ranking.

For more information, read the full methodology.


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