LCPS High Schools Ranked Among Best by U.S. News


All 16 eligible Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) high schools are ranked in the annual U.S. News Best High Schools report. (Lightridge and W.O. Robey high schools are listed as “unranked” in the report.)

The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on nearly 25,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia, including 322 Virginia high schools. Schools were ranked on the following six factors:  

  • College Readiness (30 percent) The proportions of seniors who took and earned a qualifying score on at least one AP or IB exam.

  • State Assessment Proficiency (20 percent) Aggregated scores on state assessments that students may be required to pass for graduation.

  • State Assessment Performance (20 percent) How aggregated scores on state assessments compare with U.S. News' expectations given the proportions of students who are Black, Hispanic and from low-income households.

  • Underserved Student Performance (10 percent) Scores on state assessments aggregated among students who are Black, Hispanic and from low-income households. These scores are compared with what is typical in the state for non-underserved students, with parity or higher being the goal.

  • College Curriculum Breadth (10 percent) The proportions of seniors who took and earned a qualifying score on AP and IB exams in multiple areas. 

  • Graduation Rate (10 percent) The proportion of entering ninth-graders who graduated four academic years later.

Following are the state and national ranks U.S. News assigned LCPS high schools:

High School

Virginia Rank

National Rank

Briar Woods High School 

14

781

Rock Ridge High School

16

810

Freedom High School

18

813

Riverside High School

19

814

Stone Bridge High School

26

1,096

John Champe High School

29

1,213

Independence High School

40

1,609

Broad Run High School

43

1,748

Loudoun County High School

45

1,860

Potomac Falls High School

50

2,078

Loudoun Valley High School

51

2,088

Woodgrove High School

52

2,144

Heritage High School

55

2,415

Dominion High School

58

2,459

Tuscarora High School

86

3,768

Park View High School

167

7,428





Published September 21, 2023