Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is the third largest school division in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Established in 1870, LCPS is located in the rapidly growing Washington metro-area. Each year, approximately 2,500 new students enroll in our schools, and one to three new school facilities are opened to accommodate them.
LCPS boasts an average SAT score of 1184 (598 Reading and 586 Math) and a composite ACT score of 25.1 (25.2 English, 24.3 Math, 25.7 Reading and 24.7 Science). In 2018, LCPS had 58 National Merit Semifinalists. The LCPS Class of 2018 had an on-time graduation rate of 95.5 percent and earned more than $58.5 million in scholarships. The Virginia Department of Education reports that 100 percent of LCPS schools are fully accredited. LCPS has a $1.1 billion operating budget and prides itself on competitive starting teacher salaries.
Forbes magazine ranks Loudoun County as the wealthiest county in America with a per capita income of $125,900. Smart Asset.com ranks Loudoun County the happiest county in America, using an index that considers metrics including physical health, family stability and economic security. Loudoun County is a hub for high tech industry. Loudoun County Economic Development estimates that 70 percent of the world’s internet traffic passes through Loudoun County.
LCPS serves more than 83,000 students in 94 facilities. We operate 16 high schools, 16 middle schools, one intermediate school, 59 elementary schools and two educational centers (Academies of Loudoun and Douglass School).