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You'll Get a Good Education Here

Northern Virginia has some great public high schoolsWhen you move to a new area with children, chances are that one of the first things you look at are the schools.  The quality of the public education is a major factor for many people in determining where to purchase their next home.  Even families without children will want to consider the public school system in their housing decision since this is one factor that can greatly affect resale values.

Every year, Newsweek Magazine compiles their list of the top public high schools in America.  And every year high schools throughout Northern Virginia capture many of the top spots on this list.  In fact, in 2008, eight Northern Virginia public high schools made the top 100.  Another seven placed in the top 200, and there are many other area schools on Newsweek's list of the Top 1,300 U.S. Public High Schools.

Here are the high schools in Northern Virginia that made the top 100:





H-B Woodlawn High School

Arlington, Virginia


Langley High School

McLean, Virginia


George Mason High School

Falls Church, Virginia


Washington-Lee High School

Arlington, Virginia


W.T. Woodson High School

Fairfax, Virginia


Yorktown High School

Arlington, Virginia


Lake Braddock High School

Burke, Virginia


McLean High School

McLean, Virginia


Click here:  Detailed information on Northern Virginia schools.

One note of interest -- there's one school in Northern Virginia that was considered "too elite for this list":

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology -- located in Alexandria, Virginia, T-J is a public magnet school with 13 science and technology research labs and more than 10 post-AP courses.

Feel free to contact me to discuss locating homes in the Northern Virginia school district of your choice.


Contact Brian Block, REALTOR/Attorney: Licensed in Virginia & Washington D.C. (703) 626-0715. If you are interested in purchasing or selling a property in Northern Virginia including Arlington County, Alexandria City, Annandale, Burke, D.C., Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Lorton, McLean, Springfield, Vienna, Washington D.C., contact Brian today.


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Comment balloon 3 commentsBrian Block • August 20 2008 06:45PM


Schools are one of the most important things folks look for when selecting a community.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Brian, when I read the title, I thought you were blogging about how much real estate professionals learn by reading all the great posts on Active Rain!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brian,
My sister-in-law attended Langley and from what she had told me I thought it must be #1, LOL!

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) almost 10 years ago