Great schools are the cornerstone of any great community, and Arlington schools certainly hit the mark. Not only do Arlington Public Schools rank at the very top for the state, but they also rank high when it comes to the rest of the nation.
The ranking comes from Niche.com, a website aimed at ranking and reviewing the best schools and neighborhoods across the US. Niche gives Arlington Public Schools an overall A+ grade, making it the highest rated public school district in the entire State of Virginia.
This takes into account categories such as academics, teachers, clubs and activities, college prep, plus health and safety. It’s noted that the Arlington Public School District serves more than 25,000 students across 39 schools, with an average student-teacher ratio of about 12 to one.
The district also ranks fairly high when it comes to test scores measuring proficiency in reading and math and for its average graduation rate. When taking a broader look at schools across the nation, the Arlington Public School District ranks in the top 100, taking the 86th spot. Not only does the ranking take into account things like test scores, but it also relies on student, teacher and parent reviews to come up with grades for each district.
Niche additionally gives Arlington Public Schools the number one spot when it comes to the “Best Places to Teach” and the “Safest School District” in Virginia. Past rankings from Niche.com have also placed Arlington high when it comes to one of the “Best Cities to Live” and “Best Cities to Raise a Family”.
Arlington additionally gets top marks as one of the “Best Cities for Millennials” and one of the “Healthiest Cities”. Along with its top-rated schools, Arlington enjoys a mix of urban and suburban delights, close to DC yet maintaining an identity all its own.