Loudoun County Public Schools Ranked No. 5 Best School District in Virginia According to Niche

According to Niche, a web-based ranking and review service, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is ranked the No. 5 best public school district (out of 131) in Virginia. Niche ranks school districts based on a variety of criteria including academic performance (SAT/ACT scores and state proficiency tests), teacher salaries, diversity, parent/student surveys and more to determine which communities have the best public schools.

With 83,000 students and a workforce of more than 12,000 employees, LCPS is by far the largest school system to make the top 5. LCPS received an “A” for an “overall Niche Grade,” ranks No. 2 (of 131) as a best school district for athletes in Virginia, and ranks No. 22 (of 132) as a best place to teach in Virginia. The top 10 Best School Districts in Virginia ranked by Niche are:

  1. Falls Church City Public Schools

  2. Arlington Public Schools

  3. York County School Division

  4. West Point Public Schools

  5. Loudoun County Public Schools

  6. Fairfax County Public Schools

  7. Virginia Beach Public Schools

  8. Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools

  9. Wise County Public Schools

  10. Montgomery County Public Schools

A parent review on Niche said, “The teachers were motivating and very thorough in their teaching. When my student struggled, they would reach out to both the parents and student to ask how they could help the student make improvements.”

A student review said, “LCPS is a wonderful place for kids to receive a quality education. The teachers at my school are some of the most helpful and kindest people. They prepare you for college and/or the workplace. Each class (AP and Honors) is great and demands rigor and responsibility from the students.”

“I am proud that Loudoun County is an incredible place to learn, live and work. Education is the foundation and backbone of our county, state and nation. This recognition speaks volumes about the passion that LCPS students, staff and parents bring to our schools and community each day,” stated Dr. Daniel Smith, LCPS Acting Superintendent.

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents. View LCPS’ Niche profile.

Published May 4, 2023