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Ranking system Niche says LCPS is the third-best school district in Virginia

Late last year Niche ranked Loudoun County Public Schools as the third best school district in Virginia behind Arlington and Falls Church. Niche list 40 Loudoun County schools in the state's top 100 schools.

LCPS was ranked ahead of Fairfax County, which placed fourth.

Niche rates schools based on their SAT/ACT scores, teacher-to-student ratios, college prospects and student and parent reviews.

The LCPS schools that made it to the list, with their state ranking, are:

High schools

5. Stone Bridge High School
16. Dominion High School
19. Loudoun Valley High School
20. Briar Woods High School
23. Loudoun County High School
27. Broad Run High School
37. Freedom High School
40. Woodgrove High School
43. Tuscarora High School
50. John Champe High School
54. Heritage High School
56. Potomac Falls High School

Middle schools

10. Farmwell Station Middle School
11. J. Michael Lunsford Middle School
16. Belmont Ridge Middle School
19. Harper Park Middle School
22. Eagle Ridge Middle School
24. Blue Ridge Middle School
30. Mercer Middle School
33. Stone Hill Middle School
40. River Bend Middle School
46. Harmony Middle School
52. Seneca Ridge Middle School
54. J.L. Simpson Middle School
84. Smart’s Mill Middle School

Elementary schools

55. Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School
62. Sanders Corner Elementary School
63. Round Hill Elementary School
69. Arcola Elementary School
71. Sycolin Creek Elementary School
73. Kenneth W. Culbert Elementary School
78. Meadowland Elementary School
79. Mill Run Elementary School
82. Belmont Station Elementary School
87. Legacy Elementary School
88. Newton-Lee Elementary School
92. Little River Elementary School
95. Evergreen Mill Elementary School
98. Lowe’s Island Elementary School
99. Liberty Elementary School

Niche has given the county an overall rating of A+.

This story has been updated to include SAT/ACT scores as a gauge for Niche's ranking. LSAT is not among the considerations.


Niche is pretty much useless.

I wonder where Trailside MS ranks?

Loudoun is #1…unless you have a special needs child, in which case it is one of the worst counties in the state. Mary Kearney’s retirement has set the county back decades, and there is no goodwill between LCPS and parents as a result. Dr. Jimenez should be ashamed of herself!

This is a joke and the fact that LCPS officials don’t understand the difference between growth (effectiveness) and achievement (talent of the kids) is shameful. This organization merely confirms the biases of affluent homeowners. Not sure if they even understand how little they know. They certainly have a niche on uninformed evaluations.

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