Fairfax and Woodson High Schools Rank High in U.S.

All high schools in Fairfax County, as well as Fairfax City's high school, made the 'Washington Post's' list of top high schools in the country.


The Washington Post has released its annual list of the top high schools in the country - and schools in the City of Fairfax, as well as Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), made an impressive showing.

FCPS' Woodson High School had the highest ranking of FCPS high schools on the list, which is based on a formula devised by Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews. Woodson was ranked 117th on the list of 1,900 schools in 2013.

In the City of Fairfax, Fairfax High School ranked 205th.

Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews, who determines the school's rakings based on an original formula, says the index is designed "to identify schools that challenge average students."

The index score is the number of college-level tests given at a school in 2012 divided by the number of graduates that year. Also noted are the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for lunch subsidies (Subs. lunch) and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence (E&E).  

All Fairfax Couty Public Schools high schools made the national list of top 1,900 schools.

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