Loudoun County Public Schools Graduated 6,356 Seniors


This June, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) graduated 6,356 seniors. The majority of graduates, 70%, reported that they will be attending a four-year college in the fall, while 17% will attend a two-year school. More than 2,000 graduates have accepted almost $33 million in scholarships this year.


While going to college was the most common choice for students after high school, other plans included:


  • 356 students (.06%) entering the workforce

  • 69 students (.01%) entering military service

  • 108 students (.02%) taking a gap or service year


The graduates of LCPS excelled in and out of the classroom in 2023 by winning countless awards and recognitions including numerous VHSL athletic state championships, a VHSL state theatre championship and a USBands state championship. Students participated in national competitions in everything from robotics to debate.


The class of 2023 achieved all of these accomplishments while navigating a global pandemic. Briar Woods High School Principal Sheila Alzate remarked to her graduating class, “In the face of adversity, you consistently put one foot in front of the other despite a world of uncertainty and found your way to success on this journey.”


Guest speakers at graduation ceremonies around the county included Rob Jones, a 2003 Loudoun Valley High School graduate and a retired US Marine who spoke of leadership, and Matthew McGinn spoke to Broad Run High School students about how LCPS helped him become an award-winning songwriter and producer in Nashville.


“I think that we can all agree that the class of 2023 has proven to be resilient, brilliant and dedicated,” stated Acting Superintendent Dr. Daniel Smith. “They got knocked down as freshmen, stood back up brushing it off, and went on to achieve success while making significant contributions to their school and community.”  


Published June 15, 2023