Loudoun County’s public schools fared well in Niche’s annual ranking of Virginia’s best schools.
The organization ranked Loudoun’s 79,000-student school system as the third best school district in Virginia, behind Arlington Public Schools and Falls Church City Public Schools, respectively. And 40 of Loudoun County’s public schools made it to the top of Niche’s list of top 100 schools.
Niche is an organization that publishes information about schools and districts to parents researching schools. It ranks the top 100 elementary, middle, and high schools in each state by exploring SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratios, the quality of colleges students consider and reviews from parents and students.
Twelve of the county’s 15 high schools made the list of 100 best high schools in Virginia. They include (with state ranking): Stone Bridge High School (5th), Dominion High School (16th), Loudoun Valley High School (19th), Briar Woods High School (20th), Loudoun County High School (23rd), Broad Run High School (27th), Freedom High School (37th), Woodgrove High School (40th), Tuscarora High School (43rd), John Champe High School (50th), Heritage High School (54th), and Potomac Falls High School (56th).
All but three of the county’s middle schools made the list. They are (with state ranking): Farmwell Station Middle School (10th), J. Michael Lunsford Middle School (11th), Belmont Ridge Middle School (16th), Harper Park Middle School (19th), Eagle Ridge Middle School (22nd), Blue Ridge Middle School (24th), Mercer Middle School (30th), Stone Hill Middle School (33rd), River Bend Middle School (40th), Harmony Middle School (46th), Seneca Ridge Middle School (52nd), J.L. Simpson Middle School (54th), and Smart’s Mill Middle School (84th).
Fifteen of the county’s 55 elementary schools made the list. They are (with state ranking): Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School (55th), Sanders Corner Elementary School (62nd), Round Hill Elementary School (63rd), Arcola Elementary School (69th), Sycolin Creek Elementary School (71st), Kenneth W. Culbert Elementary School (73rd), Meadowland Elementary School (78th), Mill Run Elementary School (79th), Belmont Station Elementary School (82nd), Legacy Elementary School (87th), Newton-Lee Elementary School (88th), Little River Elementary School (92nd), Evergreen Mill Elementary School (95th), Lowe’s Island Elementary School (98th), and Liberty Elementary School (99th).